New market analysis shows that there will likely be a huge growth in over-the-counter (OTC) snoring devices in the near future. But that doesn’t mean that there will be more good treatment options for you. Why?
The problem facing many OTC snoring devices, the report says, is compliance. These devices can be hard to use, uncomfortable, and offer little benefit, which is why people don’t use them. And it’s why professional anti-snoring devices will remain the most effective approach to snoring treatment.
A Growing Market
Snoring devices are expected to grow significantly in coming years. The market report speculated that it would grow an average of 3.9% every year from 2016 to 2024, a total growth of 35%.
Why so much growth? Because the population is growing, both in number and in girth. Snoring is related to obesity, and with increasing obesity rates, snoring is expected to increase as well.
Aging is another contribution to increased snoring. As we get older, our snoring tends to worsen. This is especially true for women, who have low snoring rates until menopause, when they tend to snore as much as men.
People are also becoming increasingly aware that snoring is something that shouldn’t be ignored. People are becoming aware of the relationship of snoring to sleep apnea, as well as the potential health effects of snoring itself. And once they know that solutions exist, they’re going to seek them out.
It’s unfortunate that so many people, though, are likely to get such poor results from their snoring device.
Problems with OTC Snoring Remedies
So why do people get such poor results with OTC snoring solutions? There are many obstacles that people face in trying to get a snoring device to work, which include:
- Poorly written instructions
- Difficulty fitting device
- Devices can’t be adjusted
- Uncomfortable to use
- Device just doesn’t function as promised
- Device breaks
Add all this together and you can see why most people who buy OTC anti-snoring devices have trouble getting good results from them. Even if a device is well-designed (which many aren’t), it’s hard to figure out how to fit, use, and adjust this piece of medical equipment on your own. And if you can’t figure that out, you’ll get poor results or give up on the device because it’s uncomfortable to wear.
How Professional Anti-Snoring Devices Differ
In general, people who get professional anti-snoring devices use them. And get good results.
That’s because the device is personally fitted to you by our experienced personnel who has experience working with oral appliances, bite splints, dentures, and many other devices. We know how to get the right fit.
These devices are designed to be easily adjusted to achieve maximum results, and we can teach you how to do it so you’ll be able to do it.
And these devices are made of high-impact materials, and they come with warranties for low- or no-cost replacement. You’ll get years of good use out of these devices.
And you will want to wear them because they work. Nearly everyone who is a good candidate for a snoring device will get good results that keeps them wearing their devices.
Professional Help for Your Snoring
We understand that it can be discouraging to keep trying snoring solutions if you’ve tried every OTC device out there. But, trust us, it’s worth it to keep trying. Don’t give up until you’ve worked with a sleep dentist to try to correct your snoring.
To learn whether we can help with snoring treatment in Westchester County, please call (914) 526-2144 today for an appointment with a sleep dentist at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake.