The AirSnore mouthpiece is a MAD (Mandibular Advancement Device), and like all other MAD devices it is created to keep the back of your airway clear from any blockage during the night.
Over 80% of snorers suffer from snoring because the tongue slips towards the back of the throat.
I fall into this category. The AirSnore prevents the tongue from slipping to the back of the throat by keeping the lower jaw held in a forward position.
When the tongue slips back, this blocks the airway and prevents air from passing completely through. This mouthpiece adjusts to the unique bone structure of your jaw by using the boil and bite method, which I easily set up in the comfort of my home.
I have personally tested the AirSnore and found it to be a useful product to use to sleep better throughout the night.
The material used to create the AirSnore is a thermoplastic moldable substance that you will be able to custom fit to your teeth using the boil and bite method.
There is an air hole on the front of the device which allows for mouth breathing. This is perfect for people who need to breathe through their mouths at some points during the night, such as myself.
I suffer from a blocked nasal passage occasionally and using MAD devices that allow me to breathe through my mouth are much more comfortable for me to use during the night.
This is not the end of the story for the complete contents of the package you can purchase. I was excited to see it actually came with some really nice bonuses I have never seen before – AirSnore drops.
These drops were included as a bonus to help clear any nasal congestion and relax the person before sleeping. I have never tried any type of aromatherapy before, and this was so unique I was really enthusiastic to test everything out.
The AirSnore has two points of attack so to speak. The first is the mouthpiece itself, and the second are the drops that come with it.
Preparing it is a relatively straightforward process and I used the boil and bite method to mold it to my mouth.
For the fitting I would begin with a pot of boiling water.
After the water would boil I turned off the heat and placed the device into water for over 5 minutes.
With a spoon, or any other tool you can find, I removed it and placed it in my mouth and bit down so it would mold to my teeth.
I then removed it and placed it into a bowl of cold water so it would harden and be ready for use.
After it cooled off I put it back into my mouth to double check if it was comfortable enough to use for the night.
I thought it was, but if the situation arises where it is not for you, you can repeat this procedure up to 3 times without compromising the material.
This particular product comes with drops that you are supposed to use before bedtime. The drops have a few different ingredients:
Maintenance and upkeep is fairly easy; I basically did what I normally do for every other MAD device that I own.
You can choose to clean it with a toothbrush or with water and a denture cleaning solution. I prefer the toothbrush as it allows me to clean it properly and get into every nook and cranny.
This is usually more time consuming and sometimes I do use the denture cleaning solution when I am in a rush.
For storage, I also utilize the same procedure for the AirSnore that I do for all my other MAD devices. I keep it in a casing, and just store it in my nightstand for easy access.
There are some possible issues that arise when using the AirSnore.
The typical soreness and drooling that occurs when using a MAD device for the first time, which is common.
This usually dissipates after using the product for a few days. My jaw was definitely sore after using it, but after I got used to wearing it and how it gripped my teeth it went away completely.
Another issue is people who have crowns, dentures, implants, caps, or bridges are unable to wear the product.
The design of many MAD devices and how they attach to the teeth make wearing it for these individuals impossible.
It is a high risk that any kind of dental work will become compromised. The product is also not FDA cleared which is a small cause for concern; however, it is manufactured in an FDA approved facility. Lastly, the device in general is very basic.
There are no specific adjustments needed to fine tune it and get it really precise with the fitting. You only need to fit the device and off to bed.
When I used the product, I thought it was very comfortable while inside my mouth. There is no real lengthy setup process, and no different settings to have to deal with.
This can be intimidating for any ‘beginner’ testers out there, so in my opinion this is a good model to start with. While sleeping with it, it was not overly invasive nor felt too large.
I had also used the drops that are packaged together with the product, these drops helped me relax more before sleeping and also cleared up my nasal passage too which was extra nice.
I did not snore during the night and woke up the following morning full of energy.
My jaw was indeed slightly sore, but this is normal for the first night. I drooled a bit also, but this too subsides after continued use of any mouthpiece.
The AirSnore offers a lot of value for the price you pay. If you order within the US and the UK customers will receive free shipping, which is an additional bonus.
If you live outside of these areas, shipping will be $9 – which still is not bad. There are various good deals on the site such as buying two will get you one for free and they even go so far as giving you three free if you purchase three.
This is a great deal for the product when you break it down to the per unit cost.
The base cost of the product $49.95 and if you buy the AirSnore drops separately they will cost $59.95.
Usually when buying things separately you will spend more money, and the AirSnore is no different – purchasing both together will have a total cost of $89.95, so you end up saving $39.69 when making the purchase together instead of apart.
The company that manufactures the AirSnore is based out of Cyprus and goes by the name of Wolfson Berg Limited. However, the actual company name that markets the product is named Bauer Nutrition.
This was a little confusing to me at first. They sell a variety of health related products, most notably supplements and have been in business for over 10 years.
This was a relief for me as it was obviously not a fly by night operation. The facilities it uses are FDA approved; however, the actual AirSnore itself is not FDA cleared.
This as a minor cause for concern, none the less I was still eager to begin testing the product.
All in all, this is a decent MAD device.
The added bonus of the AirSnore drops makes it a really unique anti-snoring product that I have never seen before in the industry.
I hope others follow suit with similar bonuses. As it stands by itself, it is a great beginner product. The price is low, setting it up is incredibly easy and there is a guarantee that comes with it.
After using the product, it did stop my snoring, which at the end of the day is what matters the most. Using the drops cleared up my stuffy nose when I had one and also relaxed me before bedtime.
I thought it was a very interesting product to test and would definitely recommend this for any beginners out there and even more experienced testers.