There are a million and one ways in order to help you stop snoring, unfortunately not all of them work as there is not one definitive cause of snoring.
For some people there snoring is affected by a constriction of the airways. Simpley opening these airways may help or eliminate snoring altogether. One way of opening these airways is to use nasal strips, these work by physically opening your nostrils wider to create a large nasal passage. These strips are much less intrusive than other products on the market and are relatively cheap to buy.
For some people there snoring is a result of breathing through your mouth rather than your nose. It can be quite difficult to keep your mouth closed, especially while you are asleep. One solution to this problem is to use a chin strap. These straps work by physically closing your mouth making you then breathe naturally through your nose. Like the nasal strips they are less intrusive than other products to apply.
One of the most common causes of snoring is a constriction at the back of the throat. With the airway reduced air is squeezed through which causes the soft tissue in the throat to vibrate causing the snoring sound. A gum shield helps alleviate or eliminate this by moving the lower jaw slightly forward. By moving the jaw forward it helps create a larger passage way for the air to move through, reducing the vibrations of the soft tissue. The advantage of such snoring aids is that it tries to solve the root cause of the snoring, it is also quite cost affective as one gum shield should last you a long time.
For some people sleeping on their back causes snoring. The snoring is usually a result of the weight of you body applying extra pressure of your airways. Often the best way to stop this is to simply sleep on your side. While this sounds easy for people who are only used to sleeping on there back it can be very difficult to achieve. Even if you start out the night on your side there is nothing to stop you once you are fast asleep rolling back onto your back. This is where the tennis ball comes in, by sowing a tennis ball into your pajamas will physically prevent yourself from rolling onto your back.