ProSnore Original and ProSnore II have been discontinued by manufacturer and no longer available.
I have found some excellent alternatives to both Prosnore products. The one that really stands out based on my personal experience is Good Morning Sleep Solution, also known as GMSS.
It is a little less expensive and can be worn the day you receive it in the mail. It takes a different approach by holding your tongue forward as opposed to your jaw, and based on my experience, I have found this to be very effective and comfortable.
You can also check my recommended devices list for other options.
If you have read my review on the original ProSnore mouthpiece, then you know I had a positive experience with the manufacturer’s flagship product. So, when ProSnore II came out I was both excited and hesitant to try it.
I was eager to see how the manufacturer had improved on an already effective design, but hesitant because I assumed I would be disappointed. In the movies, sequels are never as good as the original movie, so I pretty much expected to be at least a little bit disappointed. Surprisingly, I was pleasantly impressed.
What is ProSnore II?
Those familiar with the first product will likely want to skip this explanation and scroll down to learn how the two are different. Otherwise, continue reading this to understand how the mouthpiece works.
When you fall asleep your muscles relax, which allows your jaw to move back. This blocks your air passage. As air fights to get through to your lungs the uvula and muscles vibrate, which results in the snoring noise you hear.
When the air passage is blocked the snorer needs to awaken to create tension in both the tongue and tissues in the throat. However, you probably do not realize or remember awakening. As the airway opens it causes a snorting sound. This cycle repeats over-and-over. The average snorer is awakened several hundred times through the course of an average night, which can result in chronic fatigue and health problems.
ProSnore II stops snoring by holding your lower jaw in a forward position. By doing this, it is unable to collapse, which means your air passage stays free of obstructions and you sleep soundly.
ProSnore vs. ProSnore II
Like the original ProSnore, ProSnore II is also classified as a mandibular advancement device. Both products use boil-and-bite technology to create a custom fit. However, the original one only had a lower jaw. A protruding piece rested on the outside of your teeth to hold the jaw forward.
ProSnore II has a more commonly seen design, as it fits both layers of teeth. However what allows it to stand out is that it features snap settings that lets you determine how far your jaw gets repositioned forward. A unique hook and loop material is used, which lets you make micro adjustments to your lower jaw in either direction.
Also, since the first one rested on the exterior of your teeth, it made breathing through your mouth quite challenging, so you were pretty much forced to breathe through your nose. ProSnore II has two air holes that make it easy to breathe through your mouth. You may also notice that ProSnore II is clear while the first one was white, and the second generation is more expensive.
Fabricating ProSnore II
With most MADs, you drop them in boiling water to soften the material, and then bite them to create a mold. The process is done in your home, and takes only a few minutes. ProSnore II takes a different approach.
To achieve a custom fit you will receive an impression kit in the mail. It will include upper and lower trays and molding clay. You put the clay in the trays, insert them in your mouth in the appropriate position and bite down to make an impression. These dental trays get mailed back to the manufacturer in a prepaid envelope, and your oral device is made in a laboratory. Approximately two to three weeks after you placed your initial order, your ProSnore II will arrive.
Adjusting ProSnore II
You may need to go through a trial and error period to achieve the right jaw positioning. To make adjustments, you disengage the fastening system by slowly peeling the upper tray from the lower tray. Put both trays in your mouth and reposition your jaw.
When you achieve the desired position, bite down gently. The hook and loop material fastens together, and your oral appliance is adjusted to your liking.
ProSnore II is $139.99, which is $20 more than the first one. This does include shipping and a prepaid envelope to send your impressions to the lab. This may seem expensive, but considering product design and molding process complexity it is actually priced quite competitively.
In the United States, upgraded shipping is $9.99 and Express Shipping is $34.99. Overnight Shipping is available, but price varies based on location.
If you are not ready to shell out that much money you may be interested to learn that you can pay for ProSnore in two payments of $79.99. The same shipping charges apply.
Pros and Cons
ProSnore II offers a lot of great advantages that makes it stand out from other MADs. However, that does not mean that it is not without flaws.
- Advanced molding process allows you to achieve a custom fit.
- Snap setting design lets you determine how far your jaw is held forward, which can offer increased comfort.
- Air holes let you breathe through your mouth.
- Smooth plastic does not irritate gums.
- An actual doctor is behind the design.
- It is barely noticeable by others around you.
- Unique design helps keep your airway free of obstruction.
- Can take as long as three weeks from the time you place your original order to receive your device.
- More expensive than the original ProSnore, but still a fraction of what a mouthpiece obtained through a dentist would cost you.
- 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed, but the website does not provide specifics about the guarantee.
If you do not mind waiting a few weeks to receive your mouthpiece and if the higher price does not bother you then I recommend trying ProSnore II.
The custom fitting process and design allows for a comfortable finished product, and the adjustability factor gives it an obvious advantage over its predecessor.
I have also found some less expensive alternatives to be just as effective. The one that really stands out based on my personal experience is Good Morning Sleep Solution, also known as GMSS.
It is a tongue stabilizing device that works by holding your tongue in a forward position. Its unique design actually rests on the outside of your teeth, so there is nothing bulky taking up space in your mouth.
GMSS was developed by a dentist and it is cleared by American, Australian, and Canadian regulatory agencies. It is ready-to-use right out-of-the-box, so there is no custom fitting process invovled, and it is suitable for denture wearers, since you do not have to actually bite down on anything. Needless to say, I prefer GMSS, and definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable yet effective anti-snoring mouthpiece.
My Rating: 0.0
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.