VitalSleep – How Effective is This Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece?
With all the anti-snoring mouthpieces available today, choosing one can be a daunting task. If you snore through the mouth, you possibly have a problem with keeping your jaw closed in position during sleep. This means that the ZQuiet anti-snoring mouthpiece that your co-worker swears by – which works to retain the tissues within the throat in position – may not be the best one for you.
Instead, you ought to try a device such as VitalSleep, which works to hold your jaw in position instead.
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How Does VitalSleep Stop You From Snoring?
During the deeper stages of sleep, all your muscles – including the ones that hold the jaws in position – go slack. This means that if you sleep on your back, your mouth tends to hang open. The resulting laxity of tissues in the mouth causes you to snore. What you need is a device that does not allow the jaw to drop and this, precisely, is what VitalSleep does.
It is a mouthpiece that works on correcting the jaw position. As a result, the lower jaw moves forward to keep the mouth closed. This automatically lifts the tongue, preventing it from collapsing and blocking the airways.
As a result of both these actions, you stop snoring through the mouth, ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep for you as well as your partner. The device has a sliding mechanism (“boil-and-bite”) that you can adjust and fine-tune into position using a mini hex key to ensure it fits well without causing discomfort.
How Comfortable is It? Very!
Generally, jaw retaining mouthpieces are constructed of a solid plastic material that feels hard against the jaw. Often, this is the reason why many people find it difficult to use them and get a good night’s sleep.
VitalSleep has a distinctive advantage over other similar jaw retaining mouthpieces on the market today – it is made of a soft plastic that molds itself to the contours of your jaw. All you need to do is warm the mouthpiece in boiling water to sterilize and soften it before inserting it into your mouth; bite down hard on it and VitalSleep fits into place.
What’s the Buzz Around VitalSleep?
VitalSleep is made by a US-based company called “The Snore Reliever Company.” The product is free of latex as well as BPA.
Most importantly, it has been cleared by the FDA, so you know there is nothing to worry about the safety of the mouthpiece. It has also been classified as a Class 1 medical device in Europe.
I checked around to see what people are talking about it and found that quite a few users appear happy with the results.
On the “Does it Really Work?” website, Bob says he noticed a marked difference in how his airways stayed open by using VitalSleep. Although it did cause a little initial soreness, he says he has got used to it and sleeps way better with the mouthpiece on to wake up fresh and energetic.
On the Yahoo Shopping website, a snorer’s wife gave a thumbs-up verdict. She feels his snoring has been reduced right from the time he began using VitalSleep.
What Else About This Mouthpiece?
Okay – so it is FDA-approved and safe, it is (relatively) comfortable and people have been reporting good results using it. What else? Here are a few more reasons to try VitalSleep.
- Unlike some of the other mouthpieces, it can be used even by people who wear dentures – provided the dentures stay on during the night.
- VitalSleep comes in two different sizes – regular and small. You can choose the size that is best for you based on how large or small your jaw is.
- The device is close to the natural color of teeth; so it blends in better as compared to some of the “loudly white” anti-snoring mouthpieces.
- It costs much less than other anti-snoring mouthpieces – fifty dollars. This means major savings when you compare the cost with that of other similar pieces on the market.
- The company offers free replacements for an entire year, which is a huge bonus in my opinion
- There is also a 30-day money back guarantee. Since everybody is different, it may not work for you. Simply send it back.
The Fine Print
VitalSleep is a jaw retaining mouthpiece and therefore, it may suffer from the generic drawback of this class of products – a chance that it may change the alignment of the jaw. Considering that you will be wearing the mouthpiece every night to hold the jaw in place, it is likely that over time, the alignment of the jaw may get slightly modified.
But if the mouthpiece is helping you stop snoring and ensuring you and your partner sleep better, it’s up to you if this will be a big problem for you. If so, I suggest you try the Good Morning Snore Solution – it operates a similar way, except that it holds your tongue in a suction … this could cause some discomfort with your tongue, but you won’t have to worry about the alignment of your jaw.
After a thorough review of all aspects related to VitalSleep, I get the distinct impression that it is an anti-snoring mouthpiece that works well for mouth-snorers. Of course, chin-straps are also a way of keeping the mouth closed but with them, you have to worry about sleeping in a rigid position so that the strap does not slip off. Also, chin-straps do nothing with the tongue, and millions of people snore through their nose.
In comparison, VitalSleep stays within the mouth and aligns your jaw and tongue. More importantly, whatever the position in which you sleep, it continues to work efficiently throughout the night.