Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Devices
Why they work: Typically prescribed for those with sleep apnea for whom oral devices don’t work, these deliver a constant stream of air pressure to keep your passageway open. Yes, they look a little like a gas mask and “can be uncomfortable,” says David Volpi, an otolaryngologist in New York City. But experts consider them the gold standard in treating sleep apnea and its accompanying snoring.
Good to know: There are different types of CPAP devices. Some cover the nose and the mouth, while others are inserted into just the nostrils. To find the one that’s most comfortable, your doctor may have you test out a few.