If you have a serious snoring problem, stop making your own life and the lives of your loved ones miserable and do something about it! While snoring can seem like an insurmountable problem, there are in fact a whole variety of devices and remedies designed to reduce or even completely eliminate snoring.
Of course, not all of these remedies are as effective as others. Pills, snore rings, nasal cones, and special anti-snoring pillows are more than likely going to be a waste of your money. The most effective anti-snoring devices are Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs), special mouthpieces that push your lower (mandibular) jaw forward to open up your airway and allow for easier – and quieter! – breathing. Another good option is a Tongue Retaining Device (TRD), which rather than moving your whole jaw forward, simply holds your tongue forward to prevent it from obstructing your airway.
Here are 4 MADs and 1 TRD that have been proven to work:
The SnoreRx uses a custom molding compound that conforms to the unique shape of your mouth, which prevents the mouthpiece from moving around and increases comfort. All you have to do is submerge the compound in boiling water and then bite into it. What sets the SnoreRx apart is its patented micro-calibration system that allows you to adjust the lower jaw forward or backwards in increments of 1 mm in order to find the perfect fit. Working in tandem with this system are a built-in measurement unit, so you can see exactly how far you’ve adjusted it; and a locking system, so that once you find the right adjustment you can keep it there. All of the components in the SnoreRx are approved by the FDA and the device comes with a full 30 day money back guarantee.
The ZQuiet, unlike the SnoreRx and other MADs, does not use the “boil and bite” technique to achieve a custom fit. Instead, it’s ready to use right out of the box. You simply choose from one of two comfort settings and, if necessary, trim the mouthpiece with a pair of scissors to further help it fit in your mouth. While this might seem less appealing, the ZQuiet has some unique features that more than make up for it. One is the “Living Hinge Technology,” which does not inhibit the movement of either the device or your mouth. Another are the “airflow posts,” which provide an opening through which you can still talk and breathe normally, and even drink water.
Like the SnoreRx, the VitalSleep is a MAD that uses the custom impression or “boil and bite” technique. What sets the VitalSleep apart is that it also comes in two different sizes – one for men and one for women. While it lacks the micro-calibration system of the SnoreRx, the VitalSleep still allows for fine-tuning adjustments with the included hex tool. The VitalSleep is significantly cheaper than the SnoreRx ($60 as opposed to $100) and in addition to the usual 30 day money back guarantee, the manufacturers of VitalSleep offer a generous replacement policy: free replacements (including shipping) for a full year, no questions asked.
The Zyppah Rx is unique in that it is a hybrid mouthpiece, combing a MAD with a TRD. This double action system is achieved by way of an elastic band that sits at the back of the mouthpiece and gently holds your tongue in place. Combining both jaw advancement and tongue restraint makes for a truly effective anti-snoring combo. It’s cheaper than the SnoreRx, but more expensive than the ZQuiet and VitalSleep, and more visually striking than any of the three. It must be noted, however, that the Zyppah Rx does not include the capability for fine-tuning of the jaw adjustment like the other MADs do.
Good Morning Snore Solution
The Good Morning Snore Solution (GMSS) is a TRD, a tongue restraining device. It works on a completely different principle from the MADs described above. However, it’s just as effective and most people will probably find it to be a lot more comfortable than a bulky mouthpiece. Essentially, it works by placing your tongue in a little suction cup and holding in your teeth like a pacifier. The device gently pulls your tongue forward and keeps it flat, preventing it from falling back and obstructing your airway. The GMSS has been clinically proven to work and the manufacturer has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau.
By investing in one of these devices, you will be on your way to quieter and more restful sleep. Your loved ones will thank you.