Snoring isn’t just an unattractive and noisy habit, it also means that your airways close up and you may even stop breathing altogether. I’ve tried a whole range of stop snoring devices because I was never quite happy with the results I was getting, and the SnoreRx is one of them. Before you spend your hard-earned cash and buy one of these, read my SnoreRX review. I hope it will help you to make the best decision about whether to try this specific device.
How does the SnoreRx work?
Most anti snoring devices are Mandibular Advancement devices (MADs). They hold your lower jaw in a slightly forward position that keeps your airways from becoming blocked. I can’t fault the logic behind this thinking and it does work for me, provided that my jaw is actually held in the right position.
One of the big problems I’ve always had with MADs is comfort, so I liked the SnoreRx concept because you get a custom fit and you can change the settings and try for a bit less advancement of your jaw if it’s sore when you wake up in the morning. By the way, you can visit the chart that compares a whole bunch of anti snoring devices now if reading a whole SnoreRx review seems like hard work to you!
What did I think when I got it?
I really liked the look of this device. It did look a bit bulky, but you can see that some effort has gone into the design and choice of materials. It has been endorsed by doctors and dentists (if the website is to be believed), other SnoreEx reviews are mostly pretty positive and it does look businesslike. But I was worried about that bulkiness. I have trouble sleeping with something in my mouth despite having lots of experience trying to do so.
I can see that a custom fit is important. To get this, hot water treatment followed by a bit down on the device is used to get an impression of your teeth. There doesn’t seem to be any way around that, but if you get it wrong, you’ve just wasted your money and you have to get a new one and start over, so the fitting process is a bit nerve-wracking.
Luckily, I didn’t have any problems with the fitting process, and now all I had to do was to wait till bed-time and give it a try.
Bottom Line: Does it Work?
Bedtime! I popped in the fancy new device and settled down for the night. I tossed and turned and didn’t feel very comfortable, but maybe I’m just a fussy sleeper. Eventually I dropped off to sleep and I will say, I didn’t snore. I drooled rather a lot, but that’s what happens when you sleep with something in your mouth. It’s a passion-killer, but at least you don’t snore.
My jaw was quite sore when I woke up, so I decided to adjust the SnoreRx so that it didn’t push my jaw forward quite so much. The adjustment was really easy, and I was hopeful that it would do the trick. The next morning, my jaw was still sore, so I adjusted it back as far as it would go. That did the trick. I won’t say my jaw wasn’t tender, but it was more comfy than some of the other MADs I’ve tried.
Some SnoreRx reviews say you get used to it after a couple of weeks, and I suppose I did too, but it still felt uncomfortable to me.
SnoreRx Pros and Cons:
- It’s easily adjustable and you get a custom fit mouthpiece.
- It isn’t as uncomfortable as many other MADs.
- I could breathe through my mouth.
- You won’t snore – provided you can get used to sleeping with a mouth guard on.
- It’s FDA approved.
- It is bulky and ‘less uncomfortable’ isn’t the same thing as ‘comfortable’. Other SnoreRx reviews agree.
- You will drool quite a lot at night.
- You can’t move your mouth much.
- Fitting it is fairly easy, but you can mess up and end up binning it.
- You can’t use it if you have any dental problems.
- You don’t look your best with this mouth guard on.
- You sleep with your mouth open because it’s big.
Bottom line. I don’t like mouthpieces!! I also don’t like snoring. This mouthpiece does what it’s supposed to do, but is rather uncomfortable just because it’s rather cumbersome. Luckily not all anti snore devices are mouthpieces. Before you rush out and buy something that stops snoring no matter what the price, visit this comparative chart to see how the SnoreRX measured up compared to other devices.