Most people do not pay attention to their jaws. It moves automatically when we speak, eat, and breathe.
However, almost everyone has too much tension in his or her jaw muscles, preventing them from do these automatic things properly.
This is the reason some people mumble when they talk; others snore when they sleep.
If this is your snoring and sleep apnea issue, your jaw slides backward when you sleep, pressing on your throat, and blocking your airways.
The air pressure then causes the soft tissue in your breathing passages to vibrate, creating the irritating snoring sound.
If your jaw slides far enough back, it can block the airflow even further— in the most severe cases—causing sleep apnea.
Mouth pieces are most often recommended in this situation. Other people have had some results from using specific jaw straps.
If your self-test reveals that your jaw is the main cause of your snoring and/or sleep apnea, I’ll tell you about other treatment options I find more effective.