The Snoremeds anti-snoring device is marketed as not only one of “the most popular snoring mouthpieces worldwide”, but also as “the most effective product with the best results to stop snoring”.
Suffice to say, I was eager to try it, and wondered how exactly it measured up to the other devices I have tested.
There are many anti-snoring appliances marketed as being highly effective, but that is not necessarily true.
Whether you are just beginning your search for a mouthpiece to stop snoring or have tested many products with no results, you want to make sure you are completely informed on the Snoremeds before deciding if it is the one you should use.
What is a jaw advancing device?
A JAD, more commonly known as a MAD (Mandibular Advancement Device) is a mouthpiece designed to hold the jaw in a forward position while sleeping to prevent the tongue from slipping towards the back of the throat and blocking the airway.
When the tongue blocks the airway, vibrations occur which lead to snoring.
This also prevents the necessary amount of oxygen from entering the airway while sleeping, causing a myriad of other health problems.
Over 80% of snorers suffer from this type of snoring, myself included.
What is the Snoremeds?
The Snoremeds is a simple design MAD device with two different sizes to choose from.
One for smaller mouths designed for women, and a larger version designed for men. It is a single, one-piece appliance with an air hole in the front, which makes it better to use for those who need to breathe through their mouths when they sleep.
There are no extra adjustments or special tweaking needed to set up the product.
All that is needed to fit it, is the basic boil and bite procedure that is used for other MAD devices. While it does not have any fine precision tuning, the boil and bite method does provide a custom fit to your unique jaw and dental structure.
The fitting process step by step
For first time users, the fitting process might be intimidating, but it should not prevent you from trying a MAD device.
To fit the Snoremeds to your unique jaw structure you will need to use a pot to boil water in, two bowls to hold water, something to keep track of time, and ice.
First, I boiled some water in the pot, and placed some ice water into the second bowl while the water was boiling. While I waited for the water to boil, I inserted the blue spatula into the front airhole of the mouthpiece.
After the water had boiled, I poured it into the empty bowl and submerged the Snoremeds completely into the water while holding the spatula like a handle. Make sure you do this for 18 seconds, this will soften the material enough to make the mold.
I then removed the product from the water and inserted it into my mouth with the curved side pointing up and then bit down firmly while extending my jaw.
I held it in this position for about 40 seconds, and then placed it into the ice water so the plastic could harden.
Finally, I removed it from the ice water and placed it back into my mouth to see if I liked how I did the mold.
I should note that you can re-fit the device up to two times only, after which the material will be compromised and you cannot use it.
This is notably shorter than other MAD devices I have used previously or since.
About the company
The company is based in Durban, South Africa and was created in 2006 by Philippa Logan and Michelle Hall-Jones. 2 years later, they expanded to New Zealand, Norway, Australia, and the United States.
By 2010 they had extended their line to include a woman’s mouthpiece for smaller sized mouths and a men’s mouthpiece for larger sized mouths.
The partnership was formed by Logan and Hall-Jones from a digital design business providing online services such as web design and development.
They created Snoremeds and through their online expertise marketed it to become a worldwide product. Offices span the globe and their main distribution office is now in New Zealand, although the headquarters remains in South Africa.
How much does it cost?
Buying one Snoremeds is $40.95 per mouthpiece, but there are some great deals offered for buying more than one at a time.
The price is great if you purchase the pack of 4 offered, equaling $24.73 per unit.
Even with only 2 there is a large discount and will only cost $29.97 per mouthpiece.
The price per unit after buying 4 is almost 50% off the regular price.
A nice discount which I recommend taking advantage of.
However, one thing to consider is that returns are not allowed for the two or four pack purchases.
Pros and Cons
It is important you understand the pros and cons of the Snoremeds, even though it is marketed as the most effective anti-snoring solution.
- Effective anti-snoring device, I did not snore while using it.
- Airhole which makes it easy to breathe through the mouth at night if needed.
- BPA and latex free, both are hazardous chemicals used to make plastic that should not be in contact with the skin for extended periods of time.
- FDA cleared.
- 45-day money back guarantee when purchasing one mouthpiece.
- Easy to clean.
- Great price when buying the two pack or four pack, almost half the price of other products available.
- Very low lifespan of only 4 months.
- Can only use the boil and bite method twice before the material is compromised.
- Cannot be used by those with dentures, crowns, caps, or implants.
- I drooled for a period of time when I started to use the product.
Here are a few reviews from actual Customers
The reviews I have seen are mostly positive; however, there are a few who complained about drooling or soreness. Some also mentioned the low lifespan of the product as being a negative point.
“As I’ve gotten older and gained some weight, I have also developed a nasty snore at night which keeps up my wife something terrible. I tried the Snoremeds, and it is easy to fit, and felt quite comfortable. I had some drooling at first, and sometimes it does come back, but more importantly my snoring is completely gone. It has worked for me and I continue to buy this product every year. I’m feeling better, and my wife is happier!”. – Jonny P.
“It has definitely decreased the volume with which I snore, but it is still there slightly. I keep testing different extensions with my jaw as I’m sure that is the issue. I will get it right eventually.” – Ryan
“It works as well as I thought it would. I stopped snoring using it, and it feels fine and comfortable wearing it. Overall I’d recommend it.” – Fred Preston
Source: As Seen On TV Reviews
The setups process is as simple as can be for a MAD device, and there is no other preparation needed after the boil and bite. Even for first timers it should not be too difficult.
The product is comfortable to wear, and did not feel invasive or irritating.
The air hole was large enough that I could comfortably breathe out of it during the night, and overall my initial impression was a good one.
After testing it, there is no question it worked.
I woke up with energy and felt refreshed which means it worked well.
There was a minor soreness issue, but that is not out of the ordinary when using a MAD device for the first time.
After an amount of time during my two-week trial the soreness went completely away.
I did experience some drooling, but this was another issue that dissipated after using the product over time.
The different sizes are a plus, as not all mouths are equal.
Having one for women and another for men is great step forward the company made since the original Snoremeds device.
Also, the price is fantastic if you buy more than one.
For less than $30 for two and less than $25 for 4, it is one of if not the best price on the market.
This is a great starter mouthpiece and even one I could suggest for those who have tested more than a few devices.
I could confidently recommend this product to other snorers as an effective anti-snoring solution.
My Rating: 4.2
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.