Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Snorex?
A. Snorex is a customised oral device that has been developed to maximise airflow during sleeping hours for people who suffer from snoring.
Q. What causes snoring?
A. When you sleep the muscles of the jaw and throat relax, allowing the jaw to drop back and narrow the airway at the back of the throat. The narrow airway acts like the pipe in an organ, the air speeds up and vibrates causing snoring.
Q. Why do I snore sometimes but not at others?
A. The conditions which allow the muscles of the jaw and throat to relax are not always consistent. Alcohol, physical work, stress or sickness can trigger those conditions.
Q. Why is it that as I have got older my snoring seems to have got worse?
A. When we first start snoring we may be fairly young but it can start at any age. Generally, as we get older the muscles lose their firmness and tone. In the neck, throat and jaw, that allows the jaw to drop more and make the airway even narrower. Also as we age we tend to put on weight around the neck.
Q. Does losing weight and doing more exercise help stop snoring?
A. Very fit people snore. Carrying excess weight and not exercising are not the cause of snoring, but they will make things worse. Losing weight and doing more exercise are good for you and may help in the short term, but is not the long term solution.
Q. I have been told that I stop breathing for a few seconds then start snoring again with a grunt and a splutter. What is happening?
A. What you describe is called 'sleep apnoea'. In its commonest form the airway closes off briefly as you inhale. You struggle to regain your breath for a few seconds. Then with a grunt you start breathing again. When this happens often it has serious consequences for the snorer. Reduced oxygen levels in the blood affect the heart and brain. The struggle to regain our breath starts off an automatic response that disrupts the natural sleep patterns and over time leaves us sleep deprived.
Q. How does SNOREX work?
A. SNOREX holds the lower jaw closed and forward while you sleep, this keeps the airway open, and permits the air to flow slowly so snoring does not start.
Q. Can I breathe through my mouth with Snorex in?
A. Yes. Snorex is made with a special aperture in the front, so if you have to, you can breathe through this. Wearing Snorex helps you to breathe through your nose.
Q. Will my mouth stay closed with Snorex in?
A. Yes. Each Snorex is made individually with a special high-pressure press. A natural suction clings to the teeth keeping the mouth closed.
Q. Is it safe; can I choke on it?
A. No, the SNOREX cannot choke you and is perfectly safe to use.
Q. Does the SNOREX make me breathe through my nose?
A. With a SNOREX you can breathe though your mouth or your nose, as you prefer. However, using a SNOREX does encourage you to breathe through your nose.
Q. Is the SNOREX comfortable?
A. Yes, it is comfortable, if a little strange at first. Comfort is important, so if you notice any high spots that irritate, they will be polished off free of charge during the first year.
Q. Will my mouth dry out?
A. No, Snorex has been designed to encourage saliva flow, keeping your mouth moist.
Q. How successful is the Snorex?
A. The SNOREX has a success rate of 95-98%. Some snorers have complications that prevent the SNOREX from being effective.
Q. Can I get Snorex from a shop?
A. No. Snorex are individually made, ensuring a precise and accurate fit.
Q. How long will the SNOREX last before I need a new one?
A. A lot will depend on how well it is looked after. In normal use, cared for as reccomended you can expect it to last about five to eight years. However, people have made them last fifteen years and others need to replace them every two years. And every SNOREX specialist will guarantee workmanship and materials for a full year after purchase.
Q. Is the SNOREX guaranteed?
A. Absolutely. However because the initial setting is determined by you. An adjustment can be made. If after a couple of unsucessful adjustments the SNOREX still does not at least significanltly reduce your snoring, return it for a refund.
Q. Where can I get a SNOREX?
A. Each SNOREX is custom made because everyone is different. The reason SNOREX is so successful is that each one is made to the users unique characteristics. So it requires a visit to a SNOREX specialist.