ZQuiet® and VitalSleep® are the two most commonly used anti-snoring devices that may seem similar at first glance. While both are mandibular advancement devices (MAD), they have a few differences in their functionality. So, if you are trying to decide between the two, this article will help you choose the one that suits your comfort and budget.
As stated above, both are MADs as they push your jaw bone forward when you sleep. This prevents the tongue from relaxing backward and blocking the airway, which results in snoring.
While some anti-snoring devices have a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, both ZQuiet® and VitalSleep® offer some degree of customization. ZQuiet® offers customization in the form of anti-snoring devices of two different sizes. The size is inscribed at the bottom of each device. ZQuiet® anti-snoring devices are ready-to-use and do not require boiling. They recommend that the device should be used for a couple of nights to allow for adjustments. If the snoring doesn’t stop, then they recommend advancing on the second device.
VitalSleep® has a different approach as you are required to boil the device before using it. Heating the device in boiling water and then biting down on the soft material creates your unique dental impression, offering you a high degree of customization. Apart from this, VitalSleep® has adjustable hinges enabling you to adjust the degree of jaw advancement of up to 8mm. VitalSleep® mouthpieces come in two sizes, the bigger one is recommended for men and the smaller one is recommended for women.
This is one of the biggest factors people consider before choosing an anti-snoring device. No one wants to hold a bulky piece of rigid plastic between their teeth for six to eight hours. ZQuiet® devices are FDA-compliant and are made from latex and BPA-free thermoplastic elastomers. The soft and supple hinges, or as ZQuiet® states “living hinges” gives the device a full range of motion. However, they cannot be worn with partial and full dentures.
On the other hand, VitalSleep® is also made of FDA-cleared latex and BPA-free thermoplastic material. One of the most important doubts that many customers have is whether anti-snoring devices can be worn with dentures, retainers, and braces. VitalSleep® mouthpieces cannot be worn with braces or retainers as the mouthpiece will not fit properly but they can be worn with dentures and partials that are at least one year old.
Cleaning and maintaining your anti-snoring device ensures that it will last long. ZQuiet® and VitalSleep® are similar when it comes to maintaining the device. ZQuiet® recommends cleaning its devices with its proprietary cleaning solution called “ZQuiet® Clean” which can be purchased at checkout along with the device. VitalSleep® gives you the freedom of cleaning their devices with toothbrush and toothpaste, and denture-cleaning tablets. Apart from this, they too offer an OAP mouthpiece cleaner similar to the one offered by ZQuiet®.
Both ZQuiet® and VitalSleep® have similar side effects which include jaw fatigue, sore gums, and salivation. The anti-snoring devices are not recommended for nasal snorers and individuals with CPAP.
You can buy a ZQuiet® 2-size starter pack for $79.95 with additional shipping charges. They also offer a 50% discount if you buy another ZQuiet® device. VitalSleep® offers a single anti-snoring device for $69.95 and an extra mouthpiece only for $39. It is important to note that the prices of the devices are subjected to change.
Refund policies are helpful when you want to return a product and get a refund. They are also helpful as you can temporarily rent and test the capabilities and figure out which product is right for you.
VitalSleep® offers a money-back guarantee for 60 days. Their devices come with a one-year unconditional warranty through which you can get free replacements if you are facing any issue. VitalSleep also includes a 1-year warranty that includes free replacements and that it is made in the USA.
ZQuiet® offers a 30-day trial period. You have to pay a non-refundable trial fee for your product and return the device within 35 days of purchase if you are not satisfied with it.
Both the devices have their set of pros and cons. While ZQuiet® offers two devices of different sizes, VitalSleep® provides a single device with adjustable screws. ZQuiet® has a 30-day trial period while VitalSleep® has a 60-day refund policy. Both brands offer discounts on buying a second piece. To conclude, both these brands have anti-snoring devices that will help you get a good night’s sleep. Before buying any of these devices, weigh in each of their pros and cons and decide which one is more preferable.