The Snorewizard is a MAD (Mandibular Advancement Device) with a design comparable to other MAD devices I have tested and reviewed; however, the preparation was so easy that it clearly stood out from the others.
Anti-snoring mouthpieces were created to help snorers by extending the lower jaw forward during the night which prevents the tongue from slipping towards the back of the throat. Over 80% of snorers, along with myself, snore because the tongue blocks the airway at night and causes vibrations.
These vibrations cause snoring, and snoring creates a myriad of dangerous health problems due to the body not receiving enough oxygen at night.
There is no boil and bite setup needed for the Snorewizard that I so commonly used for almost all of the other MAD products I have purchased.
Overall, I found the Snorewizard comfortable and would recommend the Snorewizard as it is a great product for beginners to use since there is no setup needed.
The material of the mouthpiece is latex free and a “food grade plastic” as stated on the manufacturers website.
The plastic is very flexible and it can be molded to your jaw without the need to heat it, hence no boil and bite is necessary. It is a one size fits all product and once I received it, it simply needed some trimming of any excess plastic and it was ready for use.
There is also an air hole in the front of the mouthpiece, which allows for mouth breathing.
This is a plus for snorers like me who suffer from any type of nasal congestion at times.
When I have difficulty breathing through my nose, using something that allows me to breathe through my mouth during the night is a necessity. There are no adjustments needed such as turning screws or calibrating the mouthpiece in any way.
This is a great mouthpiece for beginners who are just starting to test what products are the most effective.
There is no need to do the usual boil and bite procedure, which is a relief since I did not have to stress about compromising the material during the setup process.
Usually, mouthpieces can only be boiled about 3 or 4 times until they cannot be used again.
As soon as I received the Snorewizard, the only thing necessary was a cleaning and then trimming off any additional plastic to fit it to my jaw.
Maintenance of the Snorewizard is nothing new, and I used the same routine that I used for all MAD devices which I have tested.
There are two possible ways to clean the mouthpieces which I like to go back and forth between. One is with a toothbrush, which delivers a more thorough cleaning, allowing me to scrub inside all the little holes.
This takes a longer period of time, so occasionally I do prefer to use another method for cleaning which is with water and some dental cleaning solution.
This is a quick and easy method of only using a glass of water, some dental cleaning solution and submerging the device in the glass and giving it a couple quick swirls.
Storing the product is easy as well, I simply use a container to keep the product inside of during the night and keep it inside a drawer next to my bed with other products.
There are some issues that the product has. This is not really a one size fits all product. The mouthpiece was not comfortable immediately for me.
Which is normal as all of them take some getting used to. However, someone with a smaller mouth than I have would have a very difficult time wearing it every night.
I did have some soreness and drooling the first night, but usually these things decrease after time when my jaw gets used to a product.
Another issue is it not being FDA (Food and Drug Administration) cleared. Normally products that are FDA cleared must pass a set of guidelines, not having this approval usually means there are some issues in particular with the product.
Lastly, there is no real custom fit. Yes, the simplicity of using it straight out of the box is nice, but the downside of that is you do not get a unique fitting that goes with the more complicated setup process.
I must admit that after fitting the product it did feel smooth and felt fine inside my mouth.
The soft plastic that the company promotes did indeed feel soft and non-irritating. Even though there was no boil and bite, the product felt firmly attached.
I was pleasantly surprised since normally a boil and bite does produce a more unique fit.
Another positive was the air hole being big enough for me to breathe easily through my mouth.
It was not too small as others I have tried and I knew I would be ok to breathe through my mouth if needed at night in case my nose began to block up.
When I woke up in the morning I felt good. I did have some drool, but that usually happens when I am testing a new product.
My jaw was also slightly sore, also another symptom of a new device on the first night. Usually they both go away with time so I was not overly concerned.
I decided to continue using the product since I felt good and had success, I knew after a few more days with the product I would no longer drool or be sore.
The pricing of the Snorewizard is different in the US than in the UK. UK readers will actually have a few more deals and discounts available than my US readers.
I you buy from a US distributor the price is $59.99, which is reasonable compared with others on the market. If you are outside the US, you do get a deal if you purchase two at a time.
One notable aspect of the product is a one-year guarantee; this is by far better than almost every product on the market.
Inside the UK, there is free shipping and inside the US shipping is only $5.00. Finally, the product will last about a year.
All points taken together, the price and the amount of time the product will last gives a competitive advantage for purchasing the Snorewizard.
The company that produces the Snorewizard, Fast Systems Ltd., is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has a worldwide network of distributors for the product, including Australia, the United States, and South Africa.
The company has been in business for over 30 years – since 1983.
The Snorewizard itself has been sold since 2011 after being developed for two years by the inventor, David Hawkes. Mr. Hawkes was a long time snorer who was fed up with what was on the market after having no success with any other product.
He was operated on as a long term solution, but even that did not prove successful. He finally created the Snorewizard which ended up being effective for him.
Not needing to fit the mouthpiece and its pure simplicity of being able to use right out of the box is a significant factor.
Another great aspect of the device is the long lifespan and one-year guarantee that goes with it, an incredibly long time for this industry.
After using the product for a short period of time, the soreness I first experienced was gone and the drooling was nonexistent.
My view after testing the product is that it is a good MAD product that can be used quickly, with no setup, and is reasonably priced and is something I can recommend for other snorers to try.