By the time I had found the Snorepin, I had already tried many state of the art anti-snoring methods.
I had my usual rotation of quality products but was always searching for another top quality product to add to my go to solutions.
What is Snorepin?
Snorepin nasal dilators are small cones that can be inserted into someone’s nose.
This is done to counter some of the causes of snoring.
The Snorepin cones are white, made of polyurethane and two of them are connected by a small bridge.
There are a few scientific reasons why I decided to put my trust in them.
What Are Sinus Cones and How Do They Work?
Here you have an anti-snoring device that counters one of the main problems relating to snoring. Many snorers’ problem is that their nasal passages tend to collapse when they sleep. As a result, air is forced through very tiny spaces:
- It’s either forced back into the throat cavity which can also collapse during sleep, creating very small tunnels for air to move through. The air moving through these tunnels and certain past parts of the throat result in loud noise.
- The air has to travel through very small tunnels in a partially collapsed nasal passage. The air being forced through results in snoring sounds.
Snorepin—and other sinus cones—prevents this from happening by keeping the nasal passages open. With more space available, air can flow freely during breathing instead of being forced through.
This scenario applies to a whole range of health and lifestyle problems. I tried these because I’ve been a light-medium snorer for years and wanted to stop keeping my family awake at night.
But others may have sinus problems, allergies or flu. These can cause swelling which also leads to blocked passages. But not if the Snorepin cones keep them open.
How to Use Snorepin
I found these cones quite easy to use so anyone struggling with one of the problems mentioned above may have a simple solution:
- There are two cones connected with a small polyurethane bridge
- Push the cones into your nostrils
- Depending on your nostrils’ size (children may not be able to push them in as far as adults can) you can stop pushing when the small bridge touches your nose
- Pull them out when you wake up and rinse them off.
The bridge makes it easier to extract the cones as you can get a firm grip. This part also prevents the cones from traveling further up your nasal passages where you may not be able to reach them. I’m really happy the brand made it so user-friendly, because it’s even safe enough to give to children to use.
How Is It Different?
Of course, this isn’t the only brand that supplies nasal cones, but I was impressed with the effort that went into designing these.
- Unlike other nasal cones, these have openings. This allows your nasal hairs to continue moving and working. Because they play a vital role in catching dust and other particles it’s an excellent idea not to limit their functioning at night, so the lungs still received properly filtered air.
- The brand also used polyurethane rather than silicone or products containing latex. Unfortunately, polyurethane is a bit harder than some other substances, but it’s safe to use, and it doesn’t attract dust.
I tried this for my average snoring, and so far, I’m a happy customer. One of the best things about them is that the result can be experienced immediately. It was still an odd sensation those first few nights of having tubes in my nose. But this did not detract from their ability to work.
With many other anti-snoring solutions, it often takes a week to see an effect or even to have a good night’s sleep. Some devices feel cumbersome or cause soreness until you are used to them, so sleep deprivation and restlessness are commonplace whenever I try out something new.
Here the discomfort was minimal because they’re well designed according to the shapes of our nose passages. They’re also soft enough so they can’t easily hurt.
This meant my sleep was uninterrupted those first few nights and my app showed my snoring rate was down from the previous week.
I also love that extracting them are so easy and even if they’re covered with mucus, the small bridge between the two cones means my hands always stay clean. I then simply rinse them in warm water and leave them to dry.
What Consumers Say in Their Reviews
You can see Snorepin’s new design relates to people’s real-life challenges.
While some consumers find that the openings tend to create a weird feeling inside the nose, users report that the new design does work.
These openings can also cause some pain occasionally, if hairs get stuck in or through them. You may circumvent this problem by pulling slowly instead of yanking them out.
However, they’re very impressed that these are more comfortable than similar devices which makes up for the small problems users face during extraction.
Many users report an improvement in snoring levels, even if snoring isn’t completely eliminated. They may opt to use this in combination with other remedies or use it when it’s impractical to use their MAD devices.
And of course, consumers love that the Snorepin can’t be seen easily when inserted.
People do comment on the high price for these small components but feel it’s worth it since more complicated—and expensive—devices are not as effective.
One last concern is the absence of a range of sizes. If the cones don’t fit tightly, users tend to lose them while they sleep so hopefully the Snorepin will expand their range soon.
Prices Found at Snorepin Retailers
Currently, you’ll find your Snorepin product at Walmart though it has been sold on Amazon as well.
Keep checking the product lists of your favorite retailers as Snorepin retailers change from time to time.
Walmart sells this for $16.99. Your package includes one unit. The one concern is that you only have an option of this one size, where other similar products provide various sizes and include them all in the first purchase.
Variety usually makes it more probable to find an option that works for someone’s unique requirements and nose size.
Without options, this purchase will be a loss if the Snorepin nasal cones don’t work for you or are too small or too big.
Pros and Cons
- No medication needed
- No unsightly features
- Polyurethane surfaces don’t attract dust
- Small openings allow nose hairs to still function
- More comfortable than many other remedies
- Once off expense
- Safe for children above 10 to use
- Comes with a 30-day money back guarantee
- Only one size available
- Polyurethane is not as soft as silicone
- Can fall out during the night (no bigger size available)
But if you want to try something less obtrusive even if it’s only for reducing snoring and not eliminating it completely, Snorepin is a noteworthy item to try out.
My Rating: 3.4
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.