For the most part, my review is limited to products in the snoring category. There are several snoring medicines available, and I am only going to review products that contain these. If you want to see the whole list, click here.
When I started writing this list, I was looking at snoring as a disorder. I knew it existed, but didn't have a lot of evidence. I had a couple of theories and studies that were published over a few years ago, but these were fairly weak and were largely in the realm of anecdotal. Most of the research about snoring was focused on whether a particular medication helped or hurt people, rather than how effective it was in treating snoring. I didn't have any proof, and didn't want to make a big deal out of my snoring. I've changed my mind about that since I started writing this list, but the current research on snoring still points in the direction of the idea that snoring is caused by a blockage of the windpipe in the back of the throat, and not necessarily by a certain medication.
I think one of the reasons why there has been so much focus on treating people for snoring instead of trying to determine how the individual snores can be treated is that there are few good studies on how to treat snoring at a basic level.