Nothing can make or break your day quite like the quality of the previous night's sleep. Healthy, uninterrupted sleep is crucial for cognitive functioning, mental and physical health, and starting your day on the right foot. If you share a bed with a partner who snores or your own nighttime acoustics are the problem, getting a quiet eight hours be a dream in itself.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, an estimated 45 per cent of adults snore occasionally, while 25 per cent snore regularly. For some people, snoring is sporadic. It could be brought on by allergies or drinking alcohol before bed. For chronic snorers, nightly log-sawing could be linked to weight gain, nasal obstruction or sleep apnea.
If you're desperate for uninterrupted shut-eye, there are some snoring home remedies and devices that, according to reviewers, actually make a difference. From nasal strips and mouthguards to best-selling earplugs (when all else fails), here are six anti-snoring devices Amazon reviewers swear by.
An oldie but a goodie: Breathe Right Extra Strength Nasal Strips are clinically proven to relieve nasal congestion. In one study, the nasal strips were found to reduce snoring, mouth dryness and sleepiness.
Where to buy: $19, Amazon Canada
What reviewers say: After "desperately" searching for a solution for their partner's "unbearably loud and consistent snoring," one Amazon reviewer tried the Breathe Right strips. They "really helped," they write. It solved "80-90 per cent" of the problem.
This skin-friendly mouth tape helps promote nose breathing throughout the night. With over 6,600 reviews in its corner, Amazon shoppers give the simple yet effective snoring solution a 4.3-star average rating.
Where to buy: $14, Amazon Canada
What reviewers say: They're "comfortable" and "even better" than more expensive brands, according to one reviewer.
Designed to provide relief and comfort to those suffering from postnasal drip, acid reflux and snoring, Relax Home Life's wedge-shaped pillow improves your sleep posture while you rest — be it on your back, side or stomach. Its comfortable memory foam helps ease neck, shoulder and back pain.
Where to buy: $129, Amazon Canada
What reviewers say: [My husband] "reports that my snoring has stopped (three weeks and counting)," and now, "he can remain in our bedroom all night. Yay!"
Rest easy with Mobi Lock's affordable anti-snoring nose vents. The nasal dilators gently widen the nostrils, ensuring less airway resistance in the nasal passage. Made of comfortable silicone, the vents won't irritate or painfully catch on noise hairs.
Where to buy: $13
$18, Amazon Canada
What reviewers say: "I find it amazing" that putting something "inside my nose actually helps me to breathe better at night," writes one shopper. "My husband is quite happy I found something that reduces my snoring."
Get your eight hours in with help from Difiney's anti-snoring device. The mouth insert works by moving the lower jaw forward to open your airway, improving breathing and allowing air to flow freely. It offers a custom fit and molds to your teeth for maximum comfort.
Where to buy: $48
$70, Amazon Canada
What reviewers say: This mouthpiece is a "miracle," writes one reviewer. Instead of hearing the "thunderous rumble of snoring, I now fall asleep to the soft and regular sound of his breathing."
When all else fails, there are always earplugs. These soft silicone earplugs are an Amazon shopper-favourite, with over 35,000 five-star reviews singing their praises. They have a noise reduction rating (SNR) of 26 decibels and come in six stylish colours.
Where to buy: $35, Amazon Canada
What reviewers say: These are a "staple in my sleep routine," writes one shopper. "My quality of sleep has drastically improved."