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TVS QR Series Therapeutic bed pillows are completely different to all other anti-snore pillows on the domestic and world markets, in fact they are so effective we have patented and registered them as a Class 1 Medical Device with the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods, (Australian version of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)). 

 

Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep, each pause in breathing, called an Apnea, can last from ten seconds to several minutes.

This breathing disorder needs to be taken very seriously.

Disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are successfully treated by keeping the airways open through either Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy or  the use of a Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS), which is a dental device. OSA accounts for about 84% of all diagnosed Sleep Apnea conditions, it occurs when structures within the airway and in particular the throat area obstruct air flow to the lungs whilst the person is asleep. 

Both Snoring and Sleep Apnea are linked to, Heart Attacks, Strokes, Diabetes, plus many other extremely serious illnesses!

If your Doctor or Sleep Specialist has put you on CPAP or MAS therapies, but you cannot tolerate CPAP therapy or one of the many MAS Anti-Snore mouthpieces, then we strongly suggest you consider purchasing a TVS QR Series Anti Snore Pillow.

 

PLEASE STOP AND CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING - Our own research has exposed some alternative (natural) remedies you can easily try for free before spending your hard earned money

Snoring in many cases may simply be caused by bad sleeping habits, something as simple as just moving your hand(s) to your side, or adjusting your head position may be all that is needed to instantly stop you or your bedpartner from snoring tonight!


If conventional medical treatments have not worked for you in the past, then consider trying these following natural alternative suggestions:

 

# 1.   The most common reason why people snore is because they sleep on a conventional or standard bed pillow that was originally developed many centuries ago, and was never designed to stop snoring or to assist with OSA. As a starting point you need to consider replacing your conventional bed pillow with an effective Anti-Snore Pillow that best suits your sleep position. 


# 2.  If you sleep with your hand or hands placed above shoulder height, get your bed partner to gently move your hand(s) onto your chest or by your side to see if this stops your snoring, if it does then this may be all that is needed to stop your snoring.


# 3.  If sleeping on your back with your head tilted towards your chest, have your bed partner gently wake you, and get you to move the front of your current pillow further under your shoulders so that your head drops back, or have them push your head away from your chest, try it, see if it helps ? If yes then select one of the TVS QR Series Therapeutic Anti Snore Bed Pillows they are designed to gently tilt your head backwards away from your chest.


 

# 4.  If you usually sleep on your side in a foetal position (curled into a ball with knees close to your chest) then try lying straight in bed, and try pushing your head as far away from your chest as possible, does this stop your snoring ? If it does then consider purchasing one of the new TVS QR Series Therapeutic Anti Snore Bed Pillows they are extremely effective in treating bad sleeping posture snoring.


# 5.   If snoring while sleeping on your back and your head is slightly rotated to the left or to the right side, have your bed partner gently change your head position so that you are in effect facing straight ahead (looking up at the ceiling, rather than facing slightly left or right). If this reduces or stops your snoring, then consider purchasing the TVS AHT (VE150-60) Therapeutic Anti Head Twist Bed Pillow, due for release in early 2017. 

 

# 6.  Sleep researchers still have not determined why at certain times during the night some people start snoring for no particular reason. Snoring usually occurs when you first slip into sleep, and during Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) and Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, other people may snore at different stages within the sleep cycle. Sleep cycles in general repeat themselves approximately every 90 to 120 minutes, so if your snoring is due to natural sleep cycles, then using a medical device that naturally keeps your airways open is the best preventative treatment available to you. 

If this is the reason for your snoring, consider the TVS QR (VE125-40) Therapeutic Anti Snore Bed Pillow (soft), registered as a medical device with the Aust TGA, these pillows naturally open up your airways while you sleep, in-house trials have shown they significantly reduce the incidence of Snoring and OSA.

Some people snore for no apparent reason, there may be very little snoring some nights and more snoring other nights, maybe the snorer does not usually consume alcohol on a regular basis, then on the odd ocassion when they do they tend to snore. For these ocassions we suggest that you purchase a good quality TVS anti-snore pillow that you are happy and comfortable with (for the odd times that it would come in handy). TVS QR Anti Snore Pillows are also great Premium quality bed pillows even if you don't snore.

 

Side Sleepers (Lateral Position)

Most people go to sleep on one side or the other before eventually rolling onto their back. Side sleepers in TVS QR Series Therapeutic Anti Snore Pillowsgeneral spend most of the time asleep on their side, so understandably all anti snore pillows are aimed at side sleepers. Sleep specialists confirm that very few people actually snore when sleeping on their side, so if you are a back sleeper never buy a side sleeper pillow because it is not designed to work for you.

 

The mareketplace is full of cheap ineffective anti snore pillows. Side sleeper contoured pillows become ineffective once the sleeper rolls onto their back, however in reality everyone including side sleepers roll onto their back for a period of time before rolling back onto their side, this typically happens many times per night. 

 

Our own observations have identified that some people may snore when sleeping on one particular side, but may not snore when facing the other direction. In an attempt to solve any snoring issues, try getting your bed partner to identify if you snore more on one side than on the other. TVS QR series Therapeutic Anti Snore Pillows are specifically designed for Side and Back Sleepers, because we all roll from our side onto our back, and back again onto our side, many times each night.

 

Back Sleepers (Supine Position)TVS Snore No More Pillow for Back Sleepers only

Most, but not all back sleepers, prefer to go to sleep on their side before rolling onto their back, however sleeping on your side can be uncomfortable or painful for some people, so the sleeper will at some point roll onto their back and spend the majority of time on their back, these people are classified as back sleepers.

 

Due to gravity, virtually all back sleepers naturally snore whilst asleep, thus the Supine Position is the most difficult sleep position in which to prevent snoring, the reason is that the tongue, palette and other structures within the throat relax when the person is asleep, these structures drop backwards and block or restrict airflow (causing an Apnea event), and eventually start to vibrate due to disturbed airflow which is the snoring sound that you hear.

 

The new TVS QR series Therapeutic Anti Snore Pillows and the TVS super soft Snore No More Pillow (for back sleepers only) are specially designed to reduce snoring to the point that the bed partner and other members of the household are no longer kept awake by loud continuous snoring.

 

Positional Snorers
Positional snoring is when the snorer generally only snores when sleeping in a particular position. It may happen when a person rolls from their side onto their back, or it could happen when lying on your side or back and your head is tilted forward towards your chest, or if you sleep on your back with your head rotated slightly to the left or to the right, then you need the TVS AHT (GEL150-50) Therapeutic Anti Head Twist Pillow, due for release in early 2016.

 Lying on your back with your head twisted to the side actually twists the structures in the throat ever so slightly, and this is likely to be the reason why you snore, so it is important that you determine why you snore, and select a treatment that is going to work for you. 

 

Tummy Sleepers (Prone Position)TVS QR Series Therapeutic Anti-Snore Pillow (soft)

This position is not popular nor do the medical profession recommend sleeping in this position as it may flexes the spine backwards. In theory this position allows the tongue and other throat structures to drop forward, therefore allowing reasonable airflow through the throat, however this position also tends to crush the lungs (and may restrict lung function) plus it may also put pressure on the heart and other major organs. Our TVS QR series Therapeutic Anti Snore Pillows are still effective for Tummy (Prone Position) sleepers.

 

All Position Sleepers

A lot of people toss and turn all night, going from their side onto their tummy or back, then maybe 5 minutes or so later they will change position again, and repeat this scenario all night long.

 

Sleeping on a comfortable TVS QR series Bed Pillow certainly helps reduce some of the restlessness. These people tend to snore regardless of what position they choose to sleep in, the problem in this case is most likely to be the wrong choice of pillow, the TVS QR series Therapeutic Anti Snore Pillow will correctly align the cervical spine when sleeping on your side, and ever so slightly gently tilt the head backwards when sleeping on your back, and for Tummy sleepers the pillow shape facilitates in keeping the airways open.

 

Nasal Snoring

Nasal snoring is in general caused by abnormally disturbed airflow through the nasal structures of the nose, this can include inflamed or blocked sinuses.

Anti-Snore Pillows in our experience, are of little benefit for nasal snorers. The best treatment for nasal snorers may well be to use nose dilators (Nasal strips) that open up the nasal passages. Sleeping on your back may help to drain the sinuses.

We have consistanly found that taking a single Herbal preparation of Nature's Own Triple Strength Horseradish (500mg), Garlic (300mg) and Vitamin C (500mg) tablet before retiring to bed greatly helps to dry up the sinuses and reduce or stop nasal snoring.

 

Back Massage

Struggling to get a good nights sleep lately? then don't dismiss the advantages of a simple back massage. This age old remedy is very effective at relieving stress, just ask your bed partner to pour some massage oil onto your back and gently rub in. 

 

Proven causes of snoring 

Bad Sleep Posture

 Sleeping on your side or on your back with one or both hands above your shoulders (neckline) is a "sure way" of causing snoring, almost everyone that sleeps in this position snores loudly and continuously. Simply placing your arms on your chest or at your side will stop the snoring immediately, and your snoring normally will not return unless your hand is again moved to above your shoulder.

Another bad posture habit is to sleep on your side with your head curled towards your chest, try lying straight in bed, this may help, and it's also free!

Indications: Loud to very loud snoring whilst sleeping on your side or your back, with one or both hands around your face or above the shoulder 

Options: 

Move the hand or hands below shoulder height - no further action is required. Snoring will return when the hands return to above the shoulder

 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

The tell tale signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea is often excessive daytime sleepiness, and observed pauses in breathing of 10 seconds or more whenever asleep, usually followed by choking or gasping when the sleeper first starts to breathe again. These episodes may occur many times per hour for hours on end. This condition seriously damages both your health and your bed partners health and needs to be treated by your health professional without delay.

Indications:  

Sleeper stops breathing during sleep, with gasping on awaking, often accompanied with excessive daytime sleepiness

Options: Seek medical advice without delay, request an overnight sleep study

 

Wrong Pillow Type

Sleeping on a "normal or conventional" (standard pillow) with your chin tilted towards your chest is the most common reason why people snore. Conventional bed pillows and any other pillow design that tilts your chin towards your chest are not effective at reducing or stopping snoring, they are a total disaster for snorers and Obstructive Sleep Apnea sufferers and should be replaced by an appropriate anti-snore pillow.

Indications: Continuous snoring on the in-breath (inhale) or out-breath (exhale) or sore neck 

Options: Choose a suitable TVS Foam Products Anti Snore Pillow

 

Wrong Pillow Height

 Sleeping on too high a pillow in general tends to tilt the chin towards the chest, blocking off your airway, and lying on a pillow that is too flat may allow the tongue to fall back and block off the airway at the back of the throat leading to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Indications: 

Continuous loud snoring with a noisy out-breath (exhale) are indications of a pillow that is too high, pillows that are too low often produce gurgling and/or choking noises along with loud continuous snoring in-breath (inhale) snoring

Options:

Find a suitable height pillow that is right for you, generally a soft comfortable pillow 100 - 125 mm (4" or 5") high pillow is a good starting point, some people might prefer a higher 150 mm (6") pillow. TVS QR series Therapeutic Anti Snore Pillows are 125 mm (5") high

 

Illness and Seasonal Conditions

Suffering from the Flu, Virus, Cold or just blocked Sinuses can be a major contributor to temporary seasonal snoring, not much can be done until the sinus' are cleared. 

 

Indications: Depending on the level of congestion there may be either continuous snoring or occassional snoring, at best all you can do is wait until the sinus is cleared

Options:  

Sleeping with the head tilted backwards may help the sinuses to drain a little quicker, all TVS Foam Products Anti Snore Pillows gently tilt the head back and purchase a herbal preparation of "Natures Own: Garlic + Vitamin C and Horseradish" the triple strength tablets work best

 

Recent Alcohol Consumption

Drinking alcohol within the last few hours before going to bed is clinically known to temporarily encourage snoring. A reduction or total absence of alcohol may help prevent snoring.

Indications: Often loud to medium level snoring

Options: Reduce alcohol intake before going to bed, or invest in a good quality anti snore treatment

 

Overweight and Obesity

Health professionals will in general suggest that by losing weight it may prevent snoring, but it is very difficult to reduce weight once it has been put on. It has been medically proven that losing weight reduces and in some cases stops snoring, but then again thin people are also known to snore. 

 

If you find that your snoring has worsened for no particular reason, check to see if your weight has increased over the period that the snoring has worsened, as this is most likely the reason.   

Indications: Often loud to medium level snoring

Options: Excercise more and reduce calorie intake, or invest in a good quality anti snore treatment

For further reading checkout Site News to the right of this article

For unbiased independant information on Snoring and Sleep Apnoea, check out this British website:  http://www.helpguide.org/home-pages/sleep.htm

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