Urocare® Straps & Leg Bag Holders
#6200 Urocare® Anti-Snoring Strap
What is Snoring?
Snoring is a harsh or some times rattling noise that is usually produced during deep sleep. The sound is produced when air inhaled through the
mouth vibrates the tissue in the roof of the mouth near the throat. As the soft tissue vibrates, the lips, cheeks, and nostrils can also vibrate,
making the sound even louder. Almost everyone snores occasionally, but men usually snore more often than women and children. Everyone knows this
problem, as snorers themselves or as involuntarily listeners. In either case, the results are undesirable.
Is Snoring is Unhealthy?
An estimated one in every 30 to 50 adults
has sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. In one form of sleep apnea,
called obstructive sleep apnea, the muscles that hold open the airway relax, causing the breathing passage to collapse. When oxygen levels in the blood become too
low, the person wakes briefly to take a gasping breath
, which sounds like a loud snort. People with this condition don't remember these short awakenings and
often assume that they have slept through the night. As a result they may not understand why they develop excessive daytime sleepiness.†
Snoring is Bad for the Heart
Due to a lowered oxygen supply, the heart must work harder. For persons with heart disease, snoring can be dangerous. An increased demand on an unhealthy heart causes
the heart to beat quickly so that it wakens the person sleeping. The person often finds themselves drenched in sweat with a heart beating rapidly. Excessive palpitation
is often attributed to dreaming, but that is not usually the case. The actual cause is snoring.
Healthy, quiet and restful sleep is possible with the Urocare®
Anti-Snoring Strap. It helps snorers and saves others from torment. It is made from soft,
synthetic rubber and padded with a fine cotton and foam laminate. Through gentle training, the lower jaw remains closed during sleep. Every snorer should in their own interest, but also with
regard for his fellow man use the Urocare®
† Sleep apnea, courtesy of Michael M. Stevenson, Ph.D., DABSM, Clinical
Director, Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Institute. All rights reserved.
Use and care instructions may be available in multiple
languages. For a list of documents available for download