When a person sleeps the muscle tissue that supports the throat, oral cavity, thorax relaxes and contracts the airway and / throat to give a short passage to the air causing your breath to swell.
If it is partially obstructed then adequate snoring may occur as body parts vibrate. Apnea is a more serious condition than snoring that blockage is total so a person cannot breathe. A mouth device guard greatly decreases the risk of broken or knocked out teeth during sporting events.
The body reacts to whether the person is gasping for breath, it awakens a person (produces muscle tissue in a normal "wake" state) and many times occurs as a sleepy person.
With this problem you not only have problems with quality and quality of sleep, but this condition can also put pressure on the heart. This type of condition is called obstructive sleep apnea.
If you have moderate or mild sleep apnea, this may be the right solution, as well as it is much cheaper than a CPAP machine and any surgical option.
The device may serve to clear your airway with enough obstructions to limit your airways and / or eliminate airway obstruction.
The various mouthpiece types and options revolve primarily on how specific the device is to your physical features. The first type is more common.
The box type can be purchased over the counter or on the Internet. Fitting with this type of device is not specific to you. This may be the least expensive option for you.