Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Snoreeze Oral Device - Review

We are a family of snorers, if you walked around my house at night while everyone was asleep it wouldn't be quiet. The worst culprits are myself, my partner and my eldest son. I've never heard myself snore, hahaha, but I have woken myself up with a loud snort!

I was really happy to review the Snoreeze Oral Device. I've used many snoring aids in the past but they've had little effect.


Snoreeze oral device in box

The Snoreeze Snoring Relief Oral Device promises to prevent snoring and sleep apnea.
I've not really heard of sleep apnoea before but apparently it involves loud snoring and stopping breathing for short periods frequently while sleeping. 

The snoreeze device last for 180 nights, or around six months and retails at £29.99. If you want to buy two you can save nearly £10 on the Snoreeze website.  (that works out at approximately £1 a week for a year, seems a bargain for a good nights sleep!)

How Does The Snoreeze Snoring Relief Oral Device Work?

The Snooreeze Oral Device is a mouthpiece that treat sleep apnoea and loud snoring. It works by gently holding your jaw in the right position to keep your airway open, providing effective relief from snoring and sleep apnoea.

How Do You Use The Device?


The Device arrives in a little plastic case in a box.

Snoreeze oral device in plastic case

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It also arrives with a very detailed, step-by-step instruction book.

Snoreeze oral device instruction booklet

It seems a bit of a pain at first, but getting the device to fit properly means it will be more comfortable to use, and it's worth it for 180 nights of use.

It's important to follow each step and making sure you get the device to fit properly and be comfortable. It's difficult to get used to something in your mouth while you are sleeping but it can be done. You need patience with this device at first.

I won't go through it all step-by-step, if you choose the buy the device you will get the booklet to help you.

The plastic case that the device comes in becomes the holder which you use to mould the device. It clips in easily.

Snoreeze oral device clipped onto plastic case

 The device is then plunged into a cup of hot water for 15 seconds to soften it.

Snoreeze oral device in hot water

The softened device can now be moulded to your mouth for the most comfort. Then when moulded you put the device under cold running water to set it. The device can also be trimmed with scissors and there are little screws to adjust it for optimum comfort for the user.

Sadly, I was unable to use this device because I have an overbite and it did not fit in my mouth at all. Nowhere on the box does it say that the device will not fit with an overbite, but it does say on the very last page of the instruction booklet. I was most disappointed. I did not consider my overbite to be severe, my top teeth only stick out a little, but the booklet says the device is not recommended if you have a severe overbite.

It did fit my partner, Graham though. He found it quite uncomfortable to wear for a few nights but did eventually get used to it. He now sleeps better because I'm not punching him for waking him up every time he snores. I'm considering getting one for my eldest son as when he snores he rocks the house. He already wears a tooth guard to prevent him grinding his teeth. You can use a Snoreeze Device instead of a tooth guard but it may not last the full 6 months.


Conclusion

I was disappointed that I could not use the device because of my overbite and it did not state this on the box. I'm sure lots of people have overbites and this would be useful information to know before you purchase the device. 

The fitting process was not complicated but did take a little patience. It's nice that you can adjust the device to fit comfortably you need it to be comfortable if you are wearing it in your mouth all night.

The device was difficult to get used to, but with time it does happen. It also makes you dribble in your sleep a little more.

The device does help with snoring, I can't speak for everyone but it did work for my partner.

The device lasts around 6 months which is pretty impressive. You need to keep it clean and dry, obviously, but the little plastic stand is useful for this. Give it a quick was with a toothbrush, rinse and leave to dry on the stand ready for the next night.

I would consider buying another device.



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