There are so many anti-snoring devices available that the choice can be daunting. Different types of mouthpieces can be uncomfortable to sleep with and even change the structure of your jaw with prolonged use.
Many people choose an anti-snoring solution because their snoring is disrupting their partner, but find that mouthpieces and nasal strips are not a romantic solution – they might help, but at the cost of comfort and easy sleep.
The Sharper Image offers another solution – a pillow that fulfills the same basic job as the mouthpieces, by keeping airways open and aligned without the need for other devices.
This comfortable, affordable pillow is a must-try if you are a light to moderate snorer and would like a non-invasive option to help correct your night-time breathing.
About The Company
Sharper Image is owned and operated by the Camelot Venture Group. They began in 1977, but relaunched in 2010.
While they have some sleep aids and anti-snore devices available for sale, Sharper Image sells a wide range of products from electronics and “lifestyle products.”
I could not find this company on the Better Business Bureau website.
It was very simple to navigate the company’s website, and I was given a 15% off coupon the first time I visited the site.
What Is The Sharper Image Advanced Anti-Snore Pillow?
The Sharper Image Advanced Anti-Snore Pillow is designed to position sleepers on their side, with their head tilted back. This position encourages open airways and restful sleep with reduced snoring. It is a pillow of medium thickness, made from ventilated memory foam. The anti-snore pillow also comes with a custom rayon/polyester cover.
How It Works
There are a number of factors that can cause snoring, but the most common cause is the soft tissues in the mouth becoming relaxed during sleep, and falling backwards to block the airways. As the sleeper breathes in, those soft tissues vibrate – which causes the sound we associate with snoring.
This anti-snore pillow is specifically shaped to keep sleepers on their side with their head in a position that allows for their jaw to be aligned and their airways open. Sleeping on the side also keeps the chin from being tucked into the chest, lifting it up to keep the air passage open.
The pillow is also shaped so that the middle is slightly thinner than the sides, which should align the spinal column during sleep – another way to help keep air passages open.
The memory foam means the pillow molds itself to the individual sleeper, making it even more comfortable. The positioning of the sleeper and alignment of their jaw and air passages reduces the vibration and improves the sleeper’s ability to breathe easily.
Aside from the irritating noise, snorers can have a full night’s sleep without feeling rested, which has many physical and mental effects. The Sharper Image anti-snore pillow helps the sleeper get a good night’s rest without the need for any invasive anti-snoring devices.
How Is It Different?
The Sharper Image Advanced Anti-Snore Pillow stands out from other anti-snoring options because it easily replaces something we all use – a pillow – with a comfortable and effective alternative.
While some people might prefer to use an anti-snoring mouthpiece (although they could easily use it in conjunction with the pillow), most would choose a non-invasive option wherever possible.
The pillow is made from well-ventilated, cooling memory foam that alters the sleeper’s position, rather than relying on sophisticated technology like other pillows. The simple design avoids any technological tricks and focuses on simple comfort and alignment.
Price and Warranty
The anti-snore pillow costs $69.99 and comes with free shipping. Most direct-to-consumer anti-snoring devices range from about $30 – $150, with dentist-fitted appliances costing up to $1,000. That makes this pillow reasonably priced, especially seeing as you can use it in place of your regular pillow.
The warranty information on the website states, “Sharper Image branded items purchased from SharperImage.com include a 1-year limited replacement warranty. PLEASE NOTE: This is a personal care item and is returnable if in its original unopened packaging and unused condition.”
It appears that you can return the product under some circumstances, but they do not offer a risk-free trial.
“Great pillow for neck support and is also very comfortable. My wife doesn’t wake up anymore from my snoring, so it is much less due to the way my neck is positioned, basically gone and keeps my airways open! – JC from Utah
“Most comfortable pillow I have ever had that helps me stop snoring.” Tony from NYC
“This was originally a gift for my husband because he is the loudest snorer, every single night he is a very loud snorer, and I can’t sleep! First night he tried the pillow it was amazing! I could not believe it, he fell asleep, and there was no sound coming from his side of the bed. I can’t wait for bedtime now! He just started, but what a great relief to have a finally peaceful night of no snoring. One word of caution is that it can only be used for side sleeping, no more sleeping on the back or belly anymore. Instructions say so.” Jennifer from Arizona.
“I was hesitant at first to buy this pillow due to the cost, but it turned out great. My wife says I don’t snore any longer, and that’s worth any price for me! Very comfortable, neck and shoulder support, and was surprised at that since when I took it out of the package, it looks a little flat. I love this pillow.” – Jonny from California.
The shipping was very fast and free, and the pillow was easy to order. The custom pillow protector was easy to fit, although was not made of the most comfortable material. I would have been happier with more than one pillow protector and one that didn’t crease so easily.
I was very impressed at how it held my head steady without feeling restrictive. It was a very comfortable pillow to use, and I really didn’t notice that my head was being tilted back. I fell asleep easily, and my wife noticed a considerable reduction in my snoring.
I tried it on subsequent nights, and the results continued – even testing with my snoring app showed a measurable improvement in sleep quality. My snoring wasn’t completely eliminated, but the improvement was more than enough to justify the purchase.
Another important consideration is that with this pillow, the sleeper does not need any additional anti-snoring mouthpieces or devices unless desired. For me, that means no fitting, uncomfortable Mandibular Advancement Devices or Tongue Stabilizing Devices before falling asleep.
Pros and Cons
- Comfortable memory foam. The material is cool and pleasant to sleep on.
- Lightweight, not too thick or thin. Some anti-snoring pillows can be very difficult to sleep on, being much too thick or thin for the average user. This pillow is a medium thickness that should suit most.
- Feels like a regular pillow, but is very effective. While the results are noticeable, the head tilt is not at all obvious.
- Reasonably priced with free shipping. This pillow is a very cost effective anti-snoring solution
- No pillow protector replacement. Only comes with one pillow protector, and extra pillow protectors are not available for sale.
- Side sleeping only. People who sleep on their back or front might find this pillow restrictive or uncomfortable.
- Light to moderate snoring only. This pillow may not be effective for very heavy snorers, although you could try the pillow with your usual MAD or TSD appliances.
This pillow is comfortable, with a simple design that is effective to correct mild to moderate snoring. It feels very natural to use, just like a regular pillow – it certainly doesn’t feel as intrusive as a mouthpiece or as complicated as a smart pillow.
The pillow is only suitable for sleeping on the side, so it may not be suitable for people who sleep only on their back, front, or move around a lot during sleep. There is also only one case, which is not ideal for a pillow you plan to sleep on every night.
If you are a mild to moderate snorer who is looking for a good deal and is comfortable sleeping on your side, the Sharper Image Advanced Anti-Snore pillow would be a perfect choice.
My Rating: 2.5
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.