I'll let you in on a little secret. I snore whenever I roll on my back to sleep. That's when my mouth breathing bothers me. I end up with a very dry mouth.
I found a solution! The Anti-Snore Chin Strap. It's not elegant nor is it sexy, but it helps prevent my dry mouth. You'll see a number of different variations on the same thing here. My only complaint is that it does get hot; sometimes I end up taking it off in the early morning.
In addition to dry mouth, mouth breathing during sleep can lead to:
- Dental problems
- Sore throat
- Brain fog
How It Works
The chin strap helps to keep your mouth closed during sleep which causes you to breathe through your nose. Air is prevented from travelling to and from your throat and over the soft palate, which reduces the flapping/snoring sound.
If your snoring is caused by sleep apnea or nasal congestion, a chin strap will not help. If you suspect you have either condition, consult your doctor.