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A critical component of well-being is a good night's rest. There are many factors that can cause a person to sleep poorly, including stress, uncomfortable mattresses and bedding, and room temperatures that are too hot or cold.
However, the most common source of sleep disruption is snoring, which affects both the individual who experiences it as well as anyone else sharing the room. This annoying condition prevents many people from getting the recommended 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night. According to the National Sleep Foundation, snoring impacts nearly 90 million adults in America alone.
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VitalSleep is one of the most customizable stop snoring mouthpiece appliances available on the market. Known as a "mandibular advancement device" or MAD, the VitalSleep aims to prevent snoring by moving the lower jaw forward and thus open the sleeper's airway. It comes in two different sizes (men's and women's), and individual devices are made unique to the user using a "boil and bite" process to create a custom fit. Individuals can also turn two small plastic screws to make micro-adjustments for even greater comfort and ease of use.
The VitalSleep site features testimonials from many satisfied customers-and even some who were appreciative of the attention received even though the product didn't meet their needs. Where VitalSleep seems to really impress its customers is exactly that: its customer service. With free size exchanges, free replacements for one full year (which is ideal for those who may also grind their teeth while sleeping), and a 30-day money back guarantee, prospective customers can rest assured that VitalSleep will do everything possible to ensure the best chance at success with its mouthpiece.
Pricing on the VitalSleep is competitive with similar devices available at $59.95 (or $99.95 for a two-pack). Shipping is slightly higher at $7.95 than many other companies' products but still in the range we would consider reasonable.
Not every person who suffers from snoring will be able to comfortably tolerate a mouthpiece, but for those customers who can-or who would at least be willing to make the attempt-VitalSleep provides a nearly risk-free method to stop snoring. With attention to customer service and very satisfied users, VitalSleep earns our top ranking.
For 20 years, SnoreStop has provided a homeopathic approach to snoring not caused by sleep apnea. Products include the SnoreStop Extinguisher throat spray, NasoSpray, and Fast Tabs, which seek to target and reduce swelling in the three primary areas responsible for the airway obstruction that causes snoring.
Some of the natural ingredients in SnoreStop's products include:
We were pleasantly surprised by the high percentage of SnoreStop customers who report significant improvements in their ability to sleep without snoring after using some combination of products (e.g just the chewable tablets, the throat spray in conjunction with the nasal spray, etc.). We appreciate SnoreStop's approach to customer service as well: recognizing that not every product will work for every person, they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with a full refund within the first 30 days after delivery. With prices that are already much lower than many of the other stop snoring products we reviewed, and free shipping on all orders within the US, trying SnoreStop is virtually risk-free.
We were also impressed by SnoreStop's clinical results when compared with other products currently on the market. Some products claim results with a study group of less than a dozen patients, but SnoreStop references a study with a group of 100 men and women, with results published in a major medical journal.
The only drawback to SnoreStop's stop snoring products is that they are not designed to handle sleep apnea. With approximately 18 million people suffering from sleep apnea, there would seem to be a large part of the "snoring population" that might not experience lasting relief from SnoreStop.
Overall, SnoreStop's results as evidenced by many happy customer reviews, friendly approach to customer service, and all-natural ingredients make them a solid, almost risk-free option to try when it comes to stopping your snoring (or your loved ones).
Good Morning Snore Solution by MPowrx is a one-size-fits-all mouthpiece that targets snoring by gently pulling the tongue forward during sleep, in order to keep airways clear. As can be seen on the how-to video on the website, many users compare the feel of the GMSS to sucking on a pacifier, with part of the device protruding from the mouth while one sleeps. As with most stop snoring devices, using the GMSS may require a period of adjustment; some users report increased gum sensitivity or a sore tongue while getting used to the product.
Caring for the GMSS device is easy: either by soaking it in a traditional over-the-counter denture/orthodontic cleaning solution or a mixture of toothpaste and water and allowing it to air dry during the day. The manufacturer estimates that the device has a lifespan of approximately 12 months, depending on personal care and use of the device and overall wear and tear (for example, grinding teeth while sleeping).
While Good Morning Snore Solution proudly advertises that it is clinically proven; the details of the study reveal that the device was tested on a group of only 32 people, and only for a total of two weeks. On the other hand, the customer testimonials are overwhelmingly positive; many report a complete elimination of their snoring (or their partners') and are very satisfied with the mouthpiece in comparison with other options they tried previously.
Another factor to consider is that the GMSS can only be used while breathing through the nose; the device may make it impossible to breathe through one's mouth and is thus not recommended for those with sinusitis, congestion, or other nasal blockages.
Good Morning Snore Solution does have a 30-day money back guarantee. Customers can return the oral appliance with original packaging included within 30 days from the date of purchase for a full refund, minus the cost of shipping (both delivery and return). Shoppers should be aware that the company is based in Canada, so they will need to allow for extra time for returns to be received if they live in the US or another country.
Overall, we feel that Good Morning Snore Solution would be a good stop snoring option to try.
There are two primary causes of snoring - airway obstruction due to throat relaxation or from congestion resulting from colds and other illnesses - and AirSnore targets both. Their products include the AirSnore Mouthpiece, which shifts the position of the jaw to maintain an open airway, and AirSnore Drops, which use essential oils such as eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint to reduce congestion and ease breathing when applied topically to the neck, chest, and under the nostrils.
While all stop snoring devices that include a mouthpiece may run the risk of being uncomfortable, the AirSnore mouthpiece is moldable: soak it in warm water and bite down, and the device molds to the shape of your mouth. And, with essential oils being so popular, it's no surprise that the AirSnore drops use a blend that is well-known for helping with breathing and congestion.
Pricing for the AirSnore system is reasonable: $49.95 for the mouthpiece, $59.95 for the drops, or the more economical Combo package that includes both for $89.95. Also, AirSnore offers a 60-day money back guarantee if requested within 60 days of purchase. Customers do have to return any empty bottles within 67 days of order receipt.
In fact, that return-by-67-days detail was the first of several that made us wonder about the reliability of AirSnore's customer service. When we tried to use the live chat feature to ask a question, we were never connected with a representative; after several minutes of waiting, the chat box went blank. Turning to the "Contact Us" page, we were directed to a "toll-free" number that was located in the UK; when we used the number at the top of the page, one with a New York state area code, the ring tone we got was what we typically hear when placing calls overseas.
When we went to look for more information about the company, we found a very generic description: "AirSnore is manufactured and supplied by a trusted name that has been a leader in the supplements industry for over a decade." The site does not provide the name of the manufacturer, nor an address.
In short, the AirSnore system may be highly effective for helping with snoring - but with unreliable company information, difficulties in reaching their customer service department, and zero available reviews from satisfied (or unsatisfied) users, we have a hard time giving AirSnore our full recommendation.
My Snoring Solution is a strap worn around the head that stops the jaw from opening while sleeping, preventing snoring that happens as one's tongue and throat relaxes. The strap is available in three separate sizes, depending on body size, and is purchased in a package of two (customers can order straps in two different sizes for separate users, or order two in the same size to have on hand as a spare or for travel). It is made from a material that is, conveniently, machine washable.
The cost of My Snoring Solution is $119.97, and standard shipping starts at $9.95. While the website does state that there is a 90-day money-back guarantee, the fine print in the Merchandise Return Policy explains that there is a 25% "environmental waste disposal fee" on all returns. All returns must also include the complimentary DVD and any brochures or other materials shipped with the order, and only returns sent via USPS Priority Mail will be accepted. On the other hand, the site does state that customers can exchange jaw supporters if a different size is needed.
The clinical trial described on the website to indicate My Snoring Solution's effectiveness consisted of only ten patients. We would have been more convinced by a trial involving many more patients, or several different studies with varying patient groups.
There are several customer testimonials on the website that express satisfaction with the jaw supporter's ability to prevent snoring in its users. Unfortunately, more than half of the customer reviews we read on external sites were not so positive; users complained that the strap wasn't tight enough to actually keep the jaw closed, or that it was ineffective even after trying it for more than two weeks.
In the future, a higher level of customer satisfaction and friendlier return policies would improve the product's rating.
What causes snoring? In general, as a person drifts off and moves from a light sleep into a deeper sleep, the muscles in the tongue, throat, and roof of the mouth relax; as the tissues in the throat relax, they can partly obstruct the person's airway and vibrate, causing the sound commonly associated with snoring.
While some people who snore wind up with a medical device known as a CPAP machine to help them breathe better, not everyone needs - or can afford - an expensive solution that can only be obtained with a doctor's prescription. Fortunately, there is a wide range of products available that can address snoring, from throat sprays to oral appliances designed to maintain one's airway free from obstruction.
When evaluating the various products designed to stop snoring, you should consider the following aspects:
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