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The Good Morning Snore Solution, more commonly referred to as the GMSS, is a tongue stabilizing device, or TSD and if you happen to be familiar with mandibular advancement devices (MADs) then you can see from the way it looks that the GMSS is different.
It really stands out as being something “unusual” but please rest assured: This product still delivers the same fantastic level of anti-snore properties as any MAD does and in my opinion, it actually betters them.
How can I make this statement? Well, after years of using both MADS and the GMSS I’ve found this device to be an effective, extremely comfortable, safe, one-size-fits-all solution that even denture wearers can use, and if it were more cost-effective it would, in my opinion, rule the roost.
What is it? How is it Different?
The GMSS cleverly uses something called “tongue displacement technology” to stop your snoring. Unlike MADs, that force your lower-jaw forwards to tighten loose muscles in the throat and face, this mouthpiece works by catching the tip of your tongue in order to hold your tongue still, and bring your jaw into a more forward position.
Loose tissues, now tightened by the device, round the throat, neck and face, can begin to vibrate when you are asleep, and thus be a primary cause of the noise.
The GMSS’ approach of holding your tongue also eliminates the chance of it falling back into your throat where it can restrict or even block your airways, another major cause of snoring.
The theory behind how it works is this: If you can hold the tongue in place, air can move freely without being forced through, air instead flows back and forth naturally, and, most importantly, quietly. Not only does this stop snoring, it also ensures you’re getting the maximum amount of oxygen as you inhale.
Fitting Your Mouthpiece
The GMSS looks somewhat like a pacifier, it certainly feels like one, soft and malleable, which is certainly good for your mouth, lips, gums and teeth, and it’s nearly as easy to fit and use!
Simply follow these four easy steps and you will be ready to sleep soundly:
- Put the device in your mouth so that it’s resting between your front teeth and lips, the protruding bulb will be on the outside of your mouth.
- Squeeze the bulb to force any air out.
- Place the tip of your tongue in the end of the device and release the bulb. This will create suction between your tongue and the mouthpiece.
- Slowly relax your tongue so that the tip remains inside the bulb.
And that’s it! By following these four simple instructions the GMSS holds your tongue forward in a position that stops it from falling back. This in turn keeps your airway open, so that you can breathe snore free. It’s that easy!
Unlike many mouthpieces that require the boil-and-bite technique to create a custom fit, the GMSS is a one-size-fits-all anti-snoring solution. You don’t have to mold or trim it, nor do you need to fuss with any jaw adjustments.
At this point you may well be like me when I originally came across this device and be thinking: There’s no way a product that is not custom-fitted will work!
But believe me, it really does deliver everything you’d expect an anti-snoring device to: Easy, quiet, restful sleep.
Also, seeing as there is no pressure applied to your gums, jaw, or teeth, it is ideal for denture wearers. It’s also a more comfortable solution for those who can’t get used to the intrusive feeling or the jaw positioning of MADs.
It should be noted that the GMSS requires that you breathe through your nose. So, if you have a cold, allergies or any kind of issue with your sinuses you should take great care to ensure you can breathe through your nose all night. If you can’t, then you should put the device to one side until you can.
Unlike most anti-snoring mouthpieces, the Good Morning Snore Solution has actually been clinically proven to work. Dr. Leslie Dort, a dental researcher, conducted a controlled study on the product and published her findings in the May 2008 edition of “Journal of Sleep and Breathing.”
The study involved 32 patients who wore the GMSS for one week and a product without the suction bulb for a different week. Each device was evaluated using three measurements:
- Respiratory Disturbance Index – RDI divides the number of sleep hours into the number of sleep disturbances.
- Snoring Index – SI measures the average number of snores the individual experiences per hour.
- Epworth Sleepiness Scale – ESS measures daytime sleepiness properties.
On average 34 percent of subjects wearing the GMSS experienced at least a 50 percent reduction in RDI, which brought the average number of hourly disturbances to fewer than 10.
Overall, the snoring index was reduced by nearly 40 percent, and more than 70 percent of those subjects testing the device stated that they would continue to use it because their daytime sleepiness had been reduced.
Pros and Cons
To be able to make an educated decision about what to buy it’s always important to look at the pros and cons of any product, so without further ado, let’s take a look at both sides of the GMSS.
- A one-size-fits-all approach means there’s no need to ‘custom fit’ the device.
- It is extremely comfortable to wear.
- Can be worn by snorers with dentures, caps, bridgework, and crowns. This is a huge advantage and opens up a massive market for those who have been kept from using anti-snoring devices due to dental issues.
- Generous lifespan because you don’t have to bite down on it. Many reviews and forum comments have suggested it can last 12 months or longer, but the actual lifespan will vary from one person to the next.
- Cleared for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Australian Department of Health and Aging, and Health Canada’s Therapeutic Products Directorate.
- Designed to keep the airway free of obstructions.
- Clinically proven to work.
- No prescription needed.
- Soft BPA-free material won’t irritate the gums or mouth.
- Risk-free 90-day money-back guarantee.
- Extremely simple to use and no adjustments are necessary.
- Released in 2008 it has an established reputation.
- Made of BPA-free material.
- A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau
- International purchase options are available. Many products don’t have the approval to sell internationally.
- Can cause drooling at first, which is common with most anti-snoring devices.
- You have to breathe through your nose. You must not use this device if your nose is, or at risk of becoming, blocked at night.
- Some soreness can be experienced at first on the tip of the tongue. This usually fades within a short time as you get used to it.
- Recommended to be cleaned using a certified cleaning solution, which is basically a denture cleaning solution from your pharmacy. It would be great if it could be simply scrubbed with toothpaste or a mild detergent to get it clean.
I have consistently found the GMSS to be one of the most comfortable mouthpieces around. I have never experienced a feeling of pressure being applied to my teeth or gums while using this device. As detailed above it is a very different mouthpiece in that it catches the tip of the tongue and holds it. Simple.
It’s very safe and it doesn’t hurt. That’s not to say it doesn’t feel strange to begin with, but every mouthpiece I’ve tried feels weird at first, but once you get used to it the GMSS has, in my experience, the least impact on your mouth, face, neck and teeth. It’s almost as though it isn’t there.
To help you get started it comes with a Polident denture tablet, so you don’t have to run out to the store right away. That’s a nice gesture on the part of the manufacturer. Dissolve the Polident in cold water and place your new mouthpiece in the solution for ten minutes. The manufacturer’s care instructions specifically say not to use hot water.
Nights 1 to 3
As already outlined this oral appliance is surprisingly easy to fit, and the instructions are quite clear. I squeezed the bulb, stuck my tongue straight out, and watched as the natural physics of a vacuum pulled the tip of my tongue into the bulb by suction. If you need to adjust the level of suction, simply squeeze the bulb more or less.
As expected, my tongue was a little sore on the first morning, but it slowly faded during the day and it in no way affected my speech or eating etc. The next two mornings saw my tongue less sore, and the GMSS, on happy reports from those around me, successfully stopped my snoring.
Nights 4 to 7
By the third night, the issue of tongue soreness was gone and did not return. Wearing it became part of my routine. In the morning, I would clean it in a denture cleaner, and store it away for the night. By the fourth night getting the perfect amount of suction to hold my tongue, as I needed it, was as easy a step as turning off the light.
I cannot really say this often or loudly enough: It really does work. The material is soft, so it is not irritating to your gums, tongue or mouth, and, unlike a MAD, it barely takes up any room, so it is easy to get used to wearing it.
Who is the GMSS Recommended For?
This mouthpiece essentially fills a void in the world of anti-snoring solutions. Mandibular advancement devices are popular, and for good reason, but they are not for everyone and that may include you, so if you answer yes to any of the following statements then the GMSS may just be the solution you’ve been searching for:
- You wear dentures and therefore cannot bite down on an MAD.
- You have weak or loose teeth that makes wearing an MAD painful.
- You have bridge work, caps, or crowns that could be damaged by wearing an MAD.
- You tried an MAD, but could not get past the sore jaw.
- You find mandibular advancement devices too uncomfortable.
- You simply do not like MADs.
- An MAD did not help with your snoring.
Compared to Other Products
The Good Morning Snore Solution can be just as effective as other anti-snoring devices.
The fact that it was designed by a dentist and is FDA-cleared really enables you to put your trust in it as a solution to your needs. Plus, it is one of the only TSDs clinically proven to work.
It is effective, comfortable, and ready-to-use right out-of-the-box.
Plus, as we’ve already stated, denture wearers can use it, which is a huge advantage over many other mouthpieces. It is innovative, safe, and a great alternative to the range of MADs available on the market today.
In the United States and Canada, shipping averages $10.
At this price you can expect your device to arrive in one to three weeks.
Accelerated shipping is available but depending on your location, the charge for this could come to $30 or more.
There is also a Family or Dual Pack option that gets you two mouthpieces for a total of $149.94 or $74.97 per unit.
Like many of the other top-recommended anti-snoring appliances GMSS does offer a money-back guarantee.
It is for a full 90 days, so you have an entire month of risk-free try-out time.
Please note that you do need to request a Return Authorization Number within 90 days from the purchase date and the manufacturer must receive it within 90 days from the said purchase date for the money-back guarantee to be validated.
No Prescription Needed
Ordering online in the US falls under a category where you don’t actually have to provide proof of having a prescription. Although the GMSS site states that you need a valid prescription from your dentist, and that by purchasing one you are stating that you have one, the online purchase process does not require you produce it.
The site also states that the company behind GMSS has the right to contact you to verify such prescriptions with your dentist, if necessary, but when you go through the order process you are not obliged to enter your dentist’s information.
IMPORTANT: if you order online be absolutely sure that you only buy from the official website. Links on my site will only direct you to the official site.
Here Are a Few Reviews from Actual Customers
Other users also freely express how effective it is and how it is a great alternative to MADs.
Many users do report that their tongue experienced soreness in the beginning but, just like I experienced, the soreness passed after about a week of using it.
Posted below are some examples of the feedback given by GMSS users:
“At first, this thing is awkward and uncomfortable in your mouth, but after a few nights and some grumbling you’ll get used to it. once that’s out of the way, you’ll see it really does work. I guess I’m one of the lucky ones, and people don’t always snore for the same reasons, but this has pretty much changed my partner’s sleeping habits for the better. awesome!” – Kyle M.
“I really prefer the Good Morning Snore Solution. It’s smaller, only encases the very tip of the tongue and completely prevents mouth breathing. Totally stops snores, too. Plus you can’t grind your teeth when wearing it! And zero dry mouth!” – Babytalk
“I just got mine in the mail. I honestly didn’t expect it to work this quickly, but let’s just say my husband is really, really happy about this. Thank you for (REALLY) helping out my marriage!” – Janet
“I think people need to know a little more about this solution. I ordered it, and I found it worked almost immediately. I found the fit to be way more comfortable than I expected. I also got used to wearing it really quickly. But what really blew me away was how much more alert and energetic I feel now during the day. I really had no idea how much sleep I was missing, but I know now! Thanks for posting this review. If it wasn’t for this, I’d still be “Walking Dead” at work!” – Johnny
“I have been using this anti snoring mouthpiece for almost a week now, and my snoring completely went away. I and my wife both sleep better at night and wake up refreshed in the morning. I’ve tried many different devices and found this last one most comfortable and effective.” – Conrad
If you have been exploring your anti-snoring options then you have probably stumbled across a lot of products that provide absolutely no information about the company or the people behind the snoring solution they are selling. No contact numbers or e-mail address, not even a company address for the building! It’s a different story with the GMSS.
As mentioned earlier it was created by Dr. Leslie Dort, with the Alberta Research Foundation for Medical Research funding her research. All of this information is readily accessible online and open for everyone to read, as is the fact that the manufactures MPowRx Health and Wellness Products, Inc., are accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Maintaining an A+ rating with the BBB is not easy, but manufacturer has done this year-after-year since its release. The company’s contact address, email address, phone and fax numbers are all readily available on both the GMSS and MPowRx websites.
There’s nothing being hidden, made difficult or even impossible to find, in terms of information about this company and its product.
Out of the many anti-snoring solutions I have tried, GMSS is my #1 pick for many reasons.
The product fills a void in the market that has been there for a long time, offering a solution to those who value effectiveness and comfort.
It is a little pricier than other options, but when you become familiar with all the positive points, and you consider the fact that is actually effective, it is a small price to pay for a quality night sleep.
Plus, considering it comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee there is no risk.
My Rating: 4.8
Which Product Should I Buy?
With well over 100 products on the market it can obviously be quite daunting to decide, “Which one?”
To help ease the decision process I have created a comparison chart where you can effortlessly assess each product and its features, price, pros and cons. I have also written several detailed reviews for those devices that I believe to be leading products.
If you would rather not spend a lot of time reading reviews, please take a look at the article linked here: My Mouthpiece Recommendation. It’s a list of three products which I believe, based on my extensive experience, are the best options available to people who suffer from snoring.