The National Sleep Foundation has found that at least 18 million people snore while sleeping. Of this number about 75% alone snore because of sleep apnea, a sleep disorder caused by constriction of the upper airways. While snoring can make for funny anecdotes, spouses who have to live with it show high levels of dissatisfaction in the marriage. The best way to stop this potential marriage-killer in its tracks is to use an anti-snoring device from brands like ZQuiet®, SnoreRx, and Smart Nora. We have tested some of the top products in the industry and these are our reviews of those products
ZQuiet® is a mandibular advancement device (MAD) which has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When worn inside the mouth, it forces the jaw forward. This keeps the upper airways open at night, which alleviates or in some cases, even eliminates sleep apnea. Consumer reports show positive feedback for ZQuiet® as the device does not restrict jaw movements. It also covers your teeth, which offers protection if you grind your teeth unknowingly while sleeping. It is easy to clean and maintain and is one of the best mouthpieces as it allows you to drink and talk even while wearing it.
It comes with two different mouthpieces, so you can try both of them to see which one provides a better fit. As the mouthpiece is made of soft medical grade plastic, you can trim it to fit your jaw. However, you may experience drooling and soreness in the jaw for a couple of days.
You can take a 30-day trial of ZQuiet® by paying roughly $9.95, and you can keep it beyond that period by paying a sum of $74.95 approximately. This mouthpiece is one of the best choices when it comes to value for money and user experience.
A tongue-retaining device (TRD), Good Morning Snore Solution pulls the tongue slightly forward so that it does not block the airways. This device is made of dental resin that does not use bisphenol A (BPA) and beta hydroxy acid (BHA). Good Morning Snore Solution does not require any adjustments, and so you can wear it right out of the box. It comes in two sizes — adults and young adults. Just like ZQuiet®, this device also reduces or eliminates teeth grinding while sleeping. It is simple to clean and does not cause soreness in the jaw. This device only allows you to breathe from your nose, which can be uncomfortable for the first few days and at times when you have nasal congestion. Additionally, there is a possibility of drooling for the first couple of days.
The anti-snoring device costs $99.94 approximately. Good Morning Snore Solution does not offer a warranty on its mouthpieces, but they do offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the product.
Just like ZQuiet®, VitalSleep by The Snore Reliever Company LLC is a MAD designed to ease your lower jaw forward. It keeps your upper airways open while sleeping and prevents the problem of snoring. VitalSleep by The Snore Reliever Company, LLC is made in the USA. It features an adjustable lower tray that gives you the ability to adjust the positioning of your jaw to open your airway based on your level you snore. This anti-snoring device is FDA-cleared for the reduction of snoring and allows for custom teeth impressions for a comfortable fit by heating it in hot water. VitalSleep is latex and BPA-free and comes in sizes for men and women. The women’s size is 10% smaller than the men’s size.
A user can easily adjust VitalSleep’s lower tray by using the included hex tool. As a user turns the left and right screw clockwise, the lower tray will advance and this allows the jaw and tongue to come forward to open a snorer’s airway and reduce snoring. It cannot be used by people who wear permanent braces. Additionally, the mouthpiece has crevices where bacterial growth can occur if it is not cleaned often. VitalSleep cost $69.59 for a single device and they offer two devices at a discounted price.
This anti-snoring device looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. Unlike any other anti-snoring device, Smart Nora comes with a pillow insert, which you can easily place into your pillowcase and a pebble microphone to monitor your snoring. It comes with a silent pump that inflates or deflates the pillow insert to move the position of your head. When the microphone senses a snoring sound, it will reposition the pillow insert and move your head accordingly. The change in position will open up the air passages and stop the snoring sound. The smart pillow adjusts to changes in your sleeping position, regardless of whether you lie on your back, your stomach, or hug the pillow while sleeping. You can also manipulate the sensitivity of the bedside monitor to get accurate readings at night.
Smart Nora is quite expensive as compared to other anti-snoring devices available in the market. While it does have different sensitivity levels, it can be difficult to adjust the same as the intensity of snoring may vary through the night. Smart Nora is priced at $299 approximately. It comes with a one-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee.
An anti-snoring device that you can insert in your mouth while sleeping, SleepTight is ideal for people with chronic snoring issues or mild sleep apnea. Unlike MADs, SleepTight fits into both, the upper and lower jaw. It keeps your tongue in place and opens the upper airways to stop the snoring sound. It is FDA approved and made of BPA-free materials. Some users experience drooling and soreness in the jaw for the first few days.
SleepTight offers its anti-snoring mouthpiece for around $9.95 in the 30-day trial period. You can return the product after using it for 30 days or buy it for $69.95 approximately.
It is an anti-snoring device that works by pushing the lower jaw forward to keep the upper airways clear. SnoreRx is a self-fitted device that uses the “boil and bite” method, which means that you have to place the mouthpiece in boiled water for a minute to allow it to soften. Then, you can bite down on it to ensure that it fits your jaw comfortably. It is certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Along with a comfortable lateral jaw movement, it offers adequate airflow to facilitate mouth breathing. However, you cannot use it if you wear dentures, crowns, or bridges. Like all other MAD mouthpieces, it might cause excessive drooling and jaw soreness.
You can buy a SnoreRX anti-snoring device for around $99 and a set of two for $154 approximately. It does not come with a warranty, but they do offer a 30-day return window.