Is there a cure for Snoring? No, but there are solutions!

Are you trying to stop snoring? One of the most effective and cheapest ways is a Stop Snoring Mouth Guard or Mouthpiece. But with so many mouthpieces available on the market how can you possibly choose which one to buy? This is where we come in – We will break it down for you by reviewing all the anti-snoring mouthpieces available to buy online today!

Which Stop-Snoring Mouth Guard To Buy?

Start with our Sortable Stop Snoring Mouth Guard Comparison Table. You can also click on each mouth guard to read a more detailed review and my feedback on each mouthpiece tested.

Stop Snoring Mouth Guard Comparison Table & Reviews

Rated

Mouthpiece

Device Type & Special Features

Material Used

Price

(For single device)

Clinical Trials

Govt. Approval

Longevity

OK for denture wearers

#1

Trusted Anti-Snoring Brand
Good Morning Snore Solution Mouthpiece

Good Morning Snore Solution

TSD

One size fits all​

Sillicon material, Latex and BPA Free

$99.94

Family Pack Of Two $129.94

YES

FDA, Health Canada, Austialian Govt. and European Union approved

12 months

YES

#2

Trusted Anti-Snoring Brand
AirSnore Stop Snoring Mouthpiece

AirSnore

MAD and "rubbing supplement" (drops for skin). Boil-and-bite Mouthpiece​

MAD

Thermoplastic

$49.95

On SALE!​

YES

FDA Approved

6-12 months

Should be OK, though recommended to ask your dentist.

#3

SleepTight Mouthpiece

SleepTight

MAD

​Boil-and-bite with Air holes.

Thermoplastic

$79.95

But can be tried for 30 days for $9.95

YES

FDA Cleared

6-24 months

NO

#4

SnoreMeds Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece

SnoreMeds

Boil-and-bite, 2 sizes (one for men one for woman). Breathing holes​

Plastic, Latex Free, BPA Free

$49.95

Special Offer 10% OFF

NO

FDA Cleared

3-4 months, though manufactured for 12 months

NO

#5

Zyppah Stop Snoring Mouthpiece

Zyppah

Hybrid: TSD and MAD. 

Boil-and-bite with  Breathing holes.

Thermoplastic latex, BPA Free

$89.95

NO

FDA Cleared

6-18 months, depending on usage, and individual

NO

#6

TheraSnore Stop Snoring Mouthpiece

TheraSnore

Adjustable MAD

Boil-and-bite, and Adjustable through small incrementations, one size fits all.

Hard acrylic, soft thermal plastics

$70.00

(£49.95)

YES

FDA, NHS (UK's National Health Service)

18-24 months

YES

But must be fitted by your dentist.

#7

VitalSleep Snoring Mouthpiece

VitalSleep

Adjustable MAD.  Small and regular sizes, both are micro adjustable for better fit, after boil-and-bite process.

Thermoplastic, BPA Free

$59.95

NO

FDA Cleared

12 months

Can be worn with partial dentures, though consult your dentist.

#8

SleepPro Contour Stop Snoring Mouth Guard

SleepPro Contour

Adjustable MAD

Boil-and-bite.​

Thermoplastic BPA and Latex Free

$129.99

NO

NHS

6-24 months

NO

#9

SleepPro Tight Snoring Mouthpiece

SleepPro Tight

MAD

Tighter fit than "EasyFit" and bigger breathing hole, allowing more room for tongue.

Thermoplastic BPA and Latex Free

$79.99

NO

NHS

6-24 months

NO

#10

SnoreRX Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece

SnoreRX

​MAD

Boil-and-bite.

Copolymer BPA and Latex Free

$99.00

NO

FDA Certified

12-15 months

NO

#11

ZQuiet Stop Snoring Mouthpiece

ZQuiet

MAD

Price includes two mouth pieces. Allows mouth breathing​.

Thermoplastic Latex and BPA Free

$89.90

NO

FDA Cleared

12 months

NO

#12

SleepPro Custom Fitted Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece

SleepPro Custom

Custom fitted MAD

The mouthpiece is made in a laboratory using an impression mould of your teeth.

Thermoplastic BPA and Latex Free

$259.99

YES

NHS

6-24 months

Should be, though consult your dentist.

#13

PureSleep Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece

PureSleep

MAD

Boil-and-bite and adjustable.​

Thermoplastic Latex and BPA Free

$59.95

NO

NO

6-9 months

NO

#14

AveoTSD Stop Snoring Mouthpiece

AveoTSD

TSD

Comes in three sizes. Requires a prescription​.

By prescription only!

Silicone

$139.99

YES

NO

12 months

YES

#15

SleepPro EasiFit - Snoring Mouthguard

SleepPro EasiFit

MAD

Boil-and-bite, 2 sizes, holes for breathing.

Thermoplastic BPA and Latex Free

$44.95

YES

Yes, though conclusion was don't use it if you have mild to moderate OSAHS.

NHS

6+ months

NO

#16

SomnoGuard AP Snoring Mouth Guard

SomnoGuard AP

Adjustable MAD

Recommended to let dentist do the fitting. 2 piece MAD so you can mold them separately. Boil-and-bite though a bit more complicated (cutting off edges for instance). Adjustable after with screw driver.

Thermodynamic material

$149.69

YES

FDA, Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia)

12-18 months

NO

But ask your dentist.

#17

SnoreDoc - Stop Snoring Mouthpiece

SnoreDoc

MAD

Boil-and-bite. Front air hole.

Thermoplastic

$39.99

YES

FDA

N/A

NO

#18

Snorban Snoring Mouth Guard

Snorban

MAD

Boil-and-bite, breathe through nose.

Thermoplastic BPA and Latex Free

$49.95

YES

FDA

12 months

NO

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Snoring & Sleep Apnea Mouth Guard User Guide

This guide will present you with the most commonly used, and effective remedies for excessive snoring and mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea.

You will find the causes and consequences of snoring and sleep apnea, and a description of the devices / snoring mouth guards most commonly used, which are alternatives to the expensive CPAP machines.

Who is this guide for?

  • Those looking for information on mouth guards / mouthpieces and Nasal EPAP
  • Those who want an overview of the snoring and sleep apnea device world

WARNING: If you think you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you should go talk to your doctor. OSA can cause high blood pressure, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation (abnormal amounts of heart beats), amongst other things. The more severe levels are dangerous even in the short term.

What Causes Snoring? 

Snoring is caused by the partial blockage of airways

It is important to know the causes of snoring to use the right tool to tackle your snoring problem.

Snoring is caused by the partial blockage of airways, which can happen anywhere from the nose to the throat, or near the back of the tongue. The blockage can happen while awake, and worsen during sleep.

When you are sleeping your muscles are more relaxed, making it easier for the airflow to make the softened tissues vibrate; tissues gradually become softer as deeper sleeping stages are achieved.

Many different factors can cause snoring and sleep apnea, such as:

  • Aging: with age we lose muscle tone everywhere, including in our throat, making it easier for vibrate to occur and make snoring sounds
  • Being over-weight: lack of exercise, over eating or bad eating habits causing weight gain can partially block your throat by making it bulkier
  • Alcohol and sleeping pills: both of these will relax your muscles, making them more likely to vibrate
  • Smoking: every additional cigarette you smoke irritates the airways in your nose and throat, which may cause them to swell, effectively blocking air paths
  • Breathing through your mouth: Mouth breathers are more likely to snore since when breathing, the airflow directly hits the back of the throat, which can cause the tissues there to vibrate. On the other hand when breathing through your nose, air passes along the curved region above the soft palate, going directly into the throat without causing much turbulence.
  • Obstruction of nasal airways: not only does a stuffy nose make you more likely to breathe through your mouth, but nasal congestion can make you snore in and of itself (when forcing air through your blocked nose, it increases turbulence in your nasal tissues)
  • Allergies: different allergies can cause snoring, or simply cause nasal congestion
  • Different sleeping positions: different sleeping positions make you more or less likely to snore (when on your side, you are less likely to snore)

Consequences Of Snoring And Sleep Apnea

About half of all snorers have some degree of obstructive sleep apnea. The consequences of OSA will vary depending on the severity.

Consequences of snoring and sleep apnea include:

  • High blood pressure and hypertension: even for mild degrees of sleep apnea your body is not breathing properly, meaning you are not taking in the necessary amount of oxygen. Lower levels of oxygen in the blood will constrict your blood vessels, increasing blood flow, in order for your organs to receive the same amount of oxygen. This can lead to hypertension and high blood pressure
  • Daytime sleepiness: because sleep apnea makes your breathing irregular, it will bring you out of your sleeping rhythm, effectively reducing the amount of time spent in deep sleep. Also the lack of oxygen that accompanies OSA hinders our sleep since it doesn’t allow us to recover as well
  • Awakening at night: a sever lack of oxygen can make you wake up at night gasping for air
  • Weight gain: studies have shown that lack of quality sleep makes us crave high-calorie foods
  • Other consequences of sleep apnea: lack of focus, headaches, mood-disturbances, and sleep apnea in conjunction with reduced time spent in the deepest stages of sleep can increase memory loss
  • Snoring can affect your partner’s ability to sleep well: this, in the long term, has been proven to be detrimental to relationships (though we could probably figure that out without looking at clinical trials…)

Women Are Miss- Or Under-Diagnosed When It Comes To OSA

Women are diagnosed with OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) significantly less than men mainly due to a set idea of what a snorer looks like (middle-aged, at times overweight, man), and because their symptoms might be different. For instance, women with sleep apnea can get headaches, or it could affect their mood, which is not as common amongst men.

Recent studies have found that the ratio of prevalence of men to women who have obstructive sleep apnea or who snore is actually around 2 to 1. Some will say this ratio is also affected by the under- or miss-diagnosis of women.

The Three Best* Devices For Treating Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

These three devices have been proven to be effective in treating mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea through clinical trials, and many different governments have approved their use; though it will depend on the model and company.

The devices are the mandibular advancement devices (MADs), the tongue stabilizing devices (TSD), and the nasal EPAP (Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure).

All three are a great solution to snoring and mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea for three reasons:

1

Proven to work starting at the first usage.

2

They are long lasting and relatively cheap compared to any CPAP machine and the majority of models included in our table do not need to be acquired with a prescription, or need to be custom fitted, further decreasing their cost.

3

Having something in your mouth may feel awkward at first, but once you find the «right» one and you get used to it you’ll be comfortable wearing it every night, which allows for long term usage.

What follows is an overview of these three devices: how they work, how to use them, and their most common (minor) side effects.

*According to the amount of people who have used it, their feedback and reviews, our experience and because they have all been approved by the government and have had clinical trials.

Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs)

MADs keep your jaw pushed forward, as if you were awake. Since snoring and OSA happen when the airways in your throat get blocked, pushing the jaw forward allows more space for air to circulate at the back of your mouth for two reasons. First, the back of your jaw is directly connected to your throat, meaning that pushing it forward will open up space there. Second, when your jaw is pushed back and there is less room for air to pass, your tongue can act as a clog for the small airway that is left, therefore making you snore.

How Snoring Mouth Guard Works

MADs also decrease teeth grinding by locking your jaw in position, and because they separate your lower jaw’s and upper jaw’s teeth.

Many MADs have breathing holes in them that allow you to breathe through your mouth. This is convenient since you will be able to use your MAD even if you have a stuffy nose from the flu for example.

The most common minor side effects are: jaw soreness and excessive drooling.  But both side effects usually decrease over time.

MAD General Guidelines

Clean your mouth and brush your teeth before using the device.

Most MADs are boil-and-bite. Meaning you will need to place the device in hot water a few seconds, take it out and wait for it to cool, and then bite on it moving your lower jaw slightly forward in order to give it your mouth’s, and teeth’s shape.

Usually you will be able to re-mold the device a few times, though not always.

Adjustable MADs also allow adjustments to be made after haven given it your mouth’s imprint, usually in small increments of about 1mm. This way you may adjust how forward you want your lower jaw to be without having to repeat the boil-and-bite process.

Finally there are some MADs that are ready-to-use, usually giving you the option between a few different sizes.

MAD Cleaning And Care

Any device that you put in your mouth should be cleaned after and/or before each use as per the instructions of the manufacturer, but in general:

  • To clean use cold water, toothbrush, and toothpaste.
  • Let it soak in a denture cleaner once a week.

Tongue Stabilizing Devices (TSDs)

As previously mentioned, when the back of the jaw partially blocks the throat’s airway, the tongue can obstruct the remaining air path making you snore. TSDs only target the tongue, retaining it as to not let it fall at the back of your throat, allowing you to breathe normally.

How Tongue Stabilizing Device TSD Works Compared To Mouth Guard

TSDs then require you to breathe through your nose, though with time you would get used to it. Since you breathe through your nose, you can’t use it when you have the flu or a stuffy nose.

TSDs also decrease teeth grinding. Their most common side effects are: excessive drooling and tender tongue. Though these side effect may decrease or disappear completely over time.

TSD General Guidelines

TSD will retain your tongue through suction. To use it you will need to:

  • Gently squeeze the closed end between your fingers
  • Insert the open end in your mouth, letting a small part of it stick out
  • Insert your tongue in the opening until it reaches the end
  • Release your fingers

This way, the device should be sucking in your tongue.

Squeezing it with your fingers will have reduced the total amount of air in the TSD, and releasing them will have brought back the device to its original volume, filling the previously missing area with… your tongue

The company AveoTSD offers three sizes, while Good Morning Snore Solution (GMSS) only has one. Both companies have had good customer feedback and reviews, though GMSS seems to be way ahead and after researching looks like it is the most popular device on the market at the time of writing this. You can read our Good Morning Snore Solution review to learn more about this device. 

TSD Cleaning And Care

Any device that you put in your mouth should be cleaned after and/or before each use as per the instructions of the manufacturer, but in general:

  • To clean, rinse in water, and clean using a denture cleaning solution or tablet once a week.
  • You don’t need to use a toothbrush because TSDs do not have any small cavities like the ones left by your teeth in a MAD.

Nasal EPAP (Nasal Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure)

By partially blocking your nose with a sort of tape (Theravent), pressure accumulates in the airway in the throat when you exhale, thereby expanding the airway, and reducing snoring and OSA. Even though it seems to be a bit less effective in general than the two other products, given the clinical trials and the reviews online, it is a really simple solution that doesn’t take any time to adjust to. In the long term though, costing about a dollar a day, it will usually be more expensive than a MAD or a TSD that would last you 12 months or more.

Nasal EPAP Guidelines

To use it, simply apply the product (resembling tape) onto your nostrils.

Use each piece only once.

What to look for in TSDs and MADs

Here are general characteristics you will want to look at when choosing your snoring mouth guard or mouthpiece:

  • Government approval: reduces the chances of it being a bad or unreliable product.
  • Clinical studies: many mouthpieces will say that MADs have gone through numerous trials, without mentioning if they ran a trial on their own product. This is often evidence that they did not run clinical trials. If they have though, it gives you an extra guarantee the product will work, although it may be the equivalent of checking reviews online
  • Effectiveness.
  • Comfort and adjustability: Just because some MADs are boil-and-bite, rather that boil-and-bite and adjustable doesn’t mean the latter is more comfortable.
  • Breathing holes (for MADs): since some will not have them, you will have to breathe through your nose
  • Cost: it is important not just to look at its price, but also its life expectancy, and return policy.
  • The company's reputation.
  • General consumer feedback.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How long can the mouthpiece last?

Can I use them with dentures?

Do TSDs and MADs stop teeth grinding?

Are there any dangers of chocking on the devices?

Can children wear TSDs and MADs?

Can the boil-and-bit process be repeated?

Can a mouthpiece or mouth guard replace a CPAP machine?

Can people with sensitive gums wear a mouthpiece?

What if I am not happy or it doesn’t work for me?

How can I clean the mouthpiece without damaging it?

Are there any chemical free home remedies for cleaning my mouthpiece?

Is there clinical support for a mouthpiece as an anti-snoring device?

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