The Best Anti-Snoring Devices
There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, you can’t quite get that if you’re snoring, because it means your airways are at least partially blocked and you aren’t getting enough oxygen. For snorers who don’t sleep alone, the noise often means that their partner is missing out on a lot of important “Zs” as well. And according to Psychology Today, snoring regularly causes extreme frustration in relationships (sometimes leading to their dissolution) in addition to contributing to a wide array of health problems thanks to the lack of good, restful sleep. But it doesn’t need to be this way. There are a number of reliable anti-snoring devices on the market today that can end snoring for good.
The ZQuiet is one excellent product. This anti-snoring mouthpiece comes in multiple sizes to suit different jaw shapes, and it works by gently bringing forward the lower jaw so airways are not blocked. While similar devices from dentists often cost hundreds of dollars and require boiling/molding before they can be used, the ZQuiet starter pack costs only $79 and can be used right out of the package. And for any sleeping partners who are still concerned, also available from ZQuiet are snore-canceling earbuds, specially designed to quiet low-frequency snoring while still being comfortable enough to sleep in. The earbuds also come with a convenient “on-off” switch, preventing the wearer from having to take them in and out just to hear.
Another anti-snoring mouthpiece worth checking out is the VitalSleep. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes, this FDA-approved mouthpiece is customizable for the wearer and gently pushes the jaw forward to prevent snoring. Thanks to its molded design, many users also report help with bruxism (nighttime teeth grinding) along with snoring. Available for just $69.99, VitalSleep offers a money-back guarantee and free same-day shipping on all orders. Another cool thing about VitalSleep is that they also offer a free replacement mouthpiece to all customers for one year (for any reason).
SnoreRx is another mouthpiece option for snorers who suffer from poor airflow during sleep. This customizable mouth guard is also moldable and made to fit the individual wearer comfortably, while still gently bringing their lower jaw forward during use. Its calibrations can also be reset at any time, from home, as needed. At $99, the SnoreRx is on the pricier side as far as non-dentist provided anti-snoring mouthpieces go. However, it is still a more affordable option than prescribed versions, and even better, customers also have the option of ordering two mouthpieces at once for just $159.
For those who would prefer an anti-snoring device that doesn’t have to go in their mouth, there’s the Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band. This innovative device works for those who suffer from positional snoring, such as when they are laying on their back. It’s a soft, comfortable belt-like band that goes around the waist and detects when the sleeper is moving into a position that increases snoring. In response, it delivers adaptive vibrations that gently prompt the sleeper to switch back to sleeping on their side without waking them up. Available for $199.99, this device is a great option for those who want a less-invasive option that is both silent and effective.
For even less physical contact, there’s the Smart Nora anti-snoring device. Slipped inside the bottom of the pillowcase (snorers can still use their favorite pillow, as long as it has a case on it), this creative device detects snoring quickly and gently moves the pillow in response. This interruption is enough to stop most snoring in its tracks, and the device will continue to work throughout the night to ensure restful sleep. This device normally retails for $359, but it is currently on sale for $329 (it can also be financed for $30 a month). Smart Nora also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, and new customers can get an additional $10 off their first order.