SnoreRx Mouthpiece Review - Updated 2018



Last updated: June 6th, 2018

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SnoreRx

SnoreRx: Does It Really Stop Loud Snoring?

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What is SnoreRx?

SnoreRx is a snoring mouthpiece that you can use to prevent snoring while you sleep. SnoreRx is a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) which means it's a mouthpiece that works by moving the lower jaw forward, preventing the vibration that causes snoring.

What is a snoring mouthpiece?

Snoring mouthpieces, also referred to as "snore guards", "snoring mouth guards", "anti-snoring mouthpieces" and other similar names, are devices which advance the lower jaw to stop snoring.

There are two main types of snoring mouthpieces, Mandibular Advancement Devics (MADs) and Tongue Stabilizing Devices (TSDs). A MAD advances the jaw using the teeth while a TSD advances the jaw with only the tongue. SnoreRx is a MAD because it relies on your teeth to advance your jaw.

Where can I buy SnoreRx?

Official website: www.snorerx.com

Review Contents


Ratings/ Pros and Cons

SnoreRx Ratings

  • Overall 86%
  • Effectiveness 92%
  • Fitting Process 82%
  • Easy to Clean 85%
  • Comfort 88%
  • Value 83%

Pros And Cons Of SnoreRx


How It Works

How does SnoreRx work?

The SnoreRx snoring mouthguard works by keeping your airway open while you sleep. This is accomplished with an impression of your teeth which is used to keep your jaw in place while you sleep, preventing it from falling back.

You first make an impression of your teeth at home using boiling water (full directions below). After you've made a firm impression of your teeth, you can adjust the position of your jaw by moving the calibration settings on each side of the device.

The firm impression of your teeth and the advancement of your jaw, by using the calibration settings, keep you from snoring. You can adjust the calibration settings on SnoreRx multiple times until your snoring stops.

Without SnoreRx: (see airway is closed)

diagram of someone with restricted airway

With SnoreRx: (see airway is open)

diagram of person wearing snorerx


Video Review

Video Review Of SnoreRx

This is a SnoreRx video for Snoring Mouthpiece Review:

What you'll see in the video review:

  • How SnoreRx works
  • What's in the box
  • How to fit SnoreRx
  • Actual patient results (snoring and oxygen charts)
  • How to clean the mouthpiece

Note: this video is for the 2018 version of SnoreRx, there is a video of a previous version of SnoreRx from 2013 which you can see in this video review of here.


What's Included

What's in the SnoreRx box?

snorerx box

SnoreRx includes:

  • One (1) SnoreRx snoring device
  • One (1) storage case
  • Fitting instructions

Instructions and case which are included with SnoreRx:

instructions and case which are included with SnoreRx mouthpiece

The instruction booklet which comes with SnoreRx:

snorerx instructions

This is SnoreRx in its case:

snorerx in case


Precautions/ Health Info

Can SnoreRx be a choking hazard?

No. SnoreRx is too large to be swallowed.

The device contains no small pieces and all four (4) components that make up the device are significant in size.

Who should not use SnoreRx?

According to SnoreRx, their product should not be used if you:

  • Have central sleep apnea
  • Are under 18 years old
  • Have TMD/ TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder (jaw problems)
  • Had dental implant work done in the last year
  • Have dentures or are undergoing orthodontic treatment
  • Have loose teeth, abcesses or severe gum disease
  • Have asthma or other respiratory issues (unless approved by a doctor)

What side effects can occur with SnoreRx?

According to the SnoreRx instruction booklet, the following may occur to some people:

  • Tooth movement or changes in dental occlusion
  • Gum or teeth soreness
  • Pain or soreness to the temporomandibular joint
  • Excessive salivation or dry mouth

Does SnoreRx work for sleep apnea?

No, SnoreRx is only designed for snoring and isn't intended for sleep apnea.

Can I wear SnoreRx if I have dentures of a bridge?

No. You should not use SnoreRx if you have dentures. If you have dentures, you should consider wearing a Tongue Stabilizing Device instead of a Mandibular Advancement Device.

If you have a bridge, even a partial bridge, you should talk to a dentist before using SnoreRx.

Can I use SnoreRx if I have dental implants?

Yes. If you have had implants more than 12 months ago. Do not use SnoreRx if you've had dental implants less than a year ago.

Can I use SnoreRx if I wear braces or a retainer?

Maybe, you should talk to your orthodontist if you wear braces or a retainer and want to wear SnoreRx.

Does SnoreRx meet Medicare's recommended standards?

Yes. SnoreRx meets or exceeds the following performance standards for Medicare:

  • Mandibular micro adjustment in one millimeter increment
  • Posi-Lock™ – locks in the preselected setting
  • Dual durometer design increases comfort

Is SnoreRx covered by Medicare?

Most insurance companies believe snoring is a non-medical issue however, you may be able to find an insurance company that can reimburse your purchase.

Is SnoreRx cleared by the FDA?

Yes, SnoreRx is cleared by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) for snoring. This means that it has been reviewed by the United States government for safety and effectiveness.

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Product Details

SnoreRx Design

snorerx design

How long will SnoreRx last?

The device should last 12-18 months of repeat usage.

To ensure the longest lifespan for your SnoreRx, you should clean SnoreRx one or two times per week. Consider cleaning the device more if there are any stains or odors. The device should be dried every day after it is used to eliminate bacteria.

SnoreRx guarantees the product for 30-days. The molding is made only for your teeth.

Are there different versions of SnoreRx?

"SnoreRx Plus" was a version of SnoreRx which was available in 2013; see a video of the SnoreRx Plus version here. SnoreRx Plus is no longer for sale. SnoreRx Plus was slightly bigger and bulkier than the 2018 model of SnoreRx, which is for sale today.

How much lower jaw advancement does SnoreRx provide?

Using SnoreRx, you can advance your jaw from 0 to 6 millimeters as indicated on the side the mouthpiece, using 1 mm increments. It can be adjusted slightly more than 6 mm, closer to 10 mm, but there are no markings on the sides of the device indicating the exact amount past 6 mm.

Can SnoreRx stop your snoring?

Yes, SnoreRx can stop your snoring if you do not have severe sleep apnea. If your snoring is from your nose, you may need to use nasal strips as well.

Is SnoreRx safe to use for snoring?

Yes. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) acknowledges that oral appliances are a safe and effective way to stop snoring.

What is SnoreRx made out of?

SnoreRx is made of two medical grade plastic trays and insert pads. The pads are where you set your custom tooth impression. All components are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction and are cleared by the FDA.

Does SnoreRx contain BPA?

No. SnoreRx is BPA free.

How is SnoreRx constructed?

SnoreRx is constructed of upper and lower pieces, with four (4) individual parts in total.

SnoreRx does not contain metal.

The top and bottom each contain an impression layer and a hard outer layer.

  • The impression layer is the part of the mouthpiece that molds to your teeth during the boil and bite fitting process.
  • The hard outer layer is what keeps the device in place to your advacement setting using calibration.

SnoreRx parts

Where is SnoreRx made?

All SnoreRx components are made in the USA, locally in Southern California.

Are there different sizes of SnoreRx?

No. There is only one size of the device.

Are there male and female versions of SnoreRx?

No. There is only one version of SnoreRx which is used for both men and women.

What does SnoreRx look like from the front?

This is a photo of SnoreRx when seen from the front. The top of the mouthpiece is indicated by the word "upper". You can also see the word "lower" but it's not as clearly written on the mouthpiece.

Seeing the front of the mouthpiece shows that you cannot advance your tongue through the device.

front of snorerx

Who is SnoreRx for?

SnoreRx was made for men and women, 18 years and older, with simple snoring, that have healthy teeth and gums.

SnoreRx was approved by the FDA for snoring.

How do I know if SnoreRx will work?

SnoreRx is designed to fit comfortably in most mouth sizes. The custom calibration options allow the device to be adjusted to a setting that is comfortable for you.

You can see actual results on this page from a real patient which show its effectiveness.

How do I know if SnoreRx works for while I am asleep?

If you don't have a sleep partner or someone in the room with you, you should use a snoring app to detect your snoring. We have reviewed the top snoring apps here.

How wide is the SnoreRx airway?

SnoreRx has an airway opening of 3 millimeters. This is less than some other mouthpieces. The wider the airway opening, the more likely the tongue will stick out of the device which can improve breathing. You cannot stick your tongue through the front of SnoreRx.

You are able to breathe through your mouth while wearing SnoreRx.

snorerx airway opening

What is the length and width of SnoreRx?

SnoreRx is 64mm wide and 51mm in length.

How does SnoreRx compare to other mouthpieces?

When reviewing, what sets SnoreRx apart from other snoring mouthpieces is that it combines multiple fittings methods for maximum comfort and effectiveness.

SnoreRx uses a boil and bite method to make an impression of your teeth and then the position of the upper and lower parts can further be set incrementally.

Many mouthpieces only fit to your teeth using a boil and bite fit but SnoreRx takes this one step further and helps lock in the best position to stop snoring with its re-adjustable calibration settings. These settings allow you to open your airway in a comfortable and effective manner.

SnoreRx vs. ZQuiet

SnoreRx is different than ZQuiet in the following ways:

  • SnoreRx custom molds to your teeth (ZQuiet does not mold to your teeth)
  • SnoreRx can be adjusted incrementally to a specific position (ZQuiet has 2 sizes instead)
  • SnoreRx does not have a hinged design

SnoreRx vs. VitalSleep

SnoreRx differs from VitalSleep in these ways:

  • SnoreRx does not use adjustment tools like VitalSleep to advance the lower jaw, you can adjust SnoreRx using 1mm increments on the side with just your hands
  • SnoreRx has a tighter fit and leaves deep impressions of your teeth in it
  • SnoreRx is more durable than VitalSleep

SnoreRx vs. Zyppah

SnoreRx differs from Zyppah in the following ways:

  • SnoreRx does not have an elastic band to keep the tongue in place like Zyppah
  • SnoreRx has incremental adjustment of the jaw position while Zyppah uses a fixed position that you cannot change
  • SnoreRx is more comfortable to wear and takes less time to get used to wearing
  • SnoreRx comes in only clear while Zyppah comes in different colors

Patient Results

Actual Patient Results Wearing SnoreRx

A patient who snored wore SnoreRx for three consecutive nights at its factory default setting.

The results, captured using a snoring app, show that the snoring was reduced in duration and intensity each night. The patient's results could have been further improved by adjusting the mouthpiece setting to a number higher than its default setting of 3.

Without SnoreRx:

without snorerx

With SnoreRx:

Night 1:

wearing snorerx night 1

Night 2:

with snorerx night 2

Night 3:

with snorerx night 3

During the time the patient wore SnoreRx and recorded their snoring, they also measured their blood oxygen saturation to make sure they were breathing properly at night.

The following results, recorded with the CMS50E pulse oximeter, indicate that the patient received adequate oxygen while they slept at night. Any recordings under the red line in the chart indicate problems.

Oxygen results:

Night 1:

o2 results wearing snorerx night 1

Night 2:

o2 results wearing snorerx night  2

Night 3:

o2 results wearing snorerx night  3

Overall, the patient mentioned mouthpiece was comfortable to wear at night. They mentioned it was a bit bulky but that this did not interrupt their sleep or cause discomfort.


Fitting Process

Step-by-step fitting instructions for SnoreRx (SnoreRx molding instructions)

Note: You should brush your teeth before fitting SnoreRx

Required:

  • Microwave (you can use a stove)
  • Sauce pan or teapot (to boil water)
  • Empty glass (for room temperature water)
  • 3 quarts of water (2 for boiling, 1 to cool the mouthpiece)
  • Tongs (or spoon)
  • Timer (a phone or clock will work)
  • The SnoreRx mouthpiece (keep it at its factory setting of 3 during fitting)

Step-by-step fitting instructions:

  1. Boil 2 quarts of water in a microwave or on the stove
  2. Drop SnoreRx into the boiled water for exactly 90 seconds then remove SnoreRx with tongs or spoon
  3. Quickly dip SnoreRx into a glass of tap water, which should be at room temperature, for 3 seconds to remove hot water
  4. Place SnoreRx in your mouth and bite down on it firmly for 30 seconds
  5. Remove SnoreRx from your mouth and put it in a bowl of tap water for 60 seconds to set the impression
  6. Adjust the setting to your bite (the device can be adjusted by 1 millimeter increments up to 6 millimeters)
    • The mouthpiece should default to "3" and this may be enough (most snoring should be reduced with a setting between 3-5mm)
    • Sqeeze the mouthpiece triangles in to disengage the locking mechanism, allowing the upper tray to remove
    • Advance the device by pulling forward on the lower jaw piece (listen for the clicks)

Note: If the device does not have a firm impression, repeat steps 1-5. Also, re-adjust the setting to the level that feels comfortable if needed.

Photos of the fitting process:

Before fitting SnoreRx, you need to bring the water to a boil. Have a bowl of water that's room temperature near by. You can boil the water in the microwave if you know how long it takes to boil, or just use a stove to actually see it boil while it heats.

microwave

Next, place the mouthpiece into the hot water using tongs, or some other type of utensil, which you can remove it with. Keep the mouthpiece in the hot water for exactly 90 seconds.

place snorerx into hot water with tongs

After 90 seconds, quickly remove SnoreRx and place it into the bowl of room temperature water to get the hot water off of it before putting it in your mouth. Put the mouthpiece into this water for 3 seconds and then begin fitting it.

snorerx into bowl of room temperature water

What does SnoreRx look like after fitting?

After fitting SnoreRx, you should see clear impressions of your teeth on the upper and lower parts of the mouthpiece.

This is a bottom view of SnoreRx after fitting it:

top view of SnoreRx after fitting

This is a top, front view of the mouthpiece which shows the impression:

top view of snorerx after fitting

This is a front view of the SnoreRx after making the impression:

front of snorerx after impression

Note: if there is excess material from fitting that extends outside the mouthpiece that is sharp or bothers your gums, you can cut it away.

How much can SnoreRx be adjusted?

Once you have a firm mold of your teeth, you can adjust the lower jaw settings in increments of 1 millimeter. There are 10 increments to adjust the mouthpiece, you can change the increments many times because they are solid parts.

The default factory position of "3" is enough for some people. This position leaves the lower jaw in a less open position but it should still work for most people.

The below photo shows SnoreRx advanced to its maximum position. At this position, the lower jaw is advanced far forward and greatly opens the airway.

SnoreRx adjusted to the max

How do I adjust SnoreRx myself?

  1. Hold your mouthpiece in a reverse ‘C’ position.
  2. Use both of your hands to hold the upper tray in place and use both of your thumbs to push both sides forward.
    • The lower tray will click forward, one notch at a time.
    • Squeezing in both sides of the lower tray simultaneously will disengage the locking mechanism allowing for the upper tray to be moved.

Advancing is best done by pulling forward the lower jaw piece. It’s helpful to try to move one side at a time, one setting at a time. For example, rock the left side back one notch, then rock it back and move the right side back one notch. Make sure that both sides of your device read the same number or millimeter increment. Future adjustments may be made as needed.

Video directions for adjustment:

What's the best setting to use?

SnoreRx says that most people find success with the factory setting of three (3) millimeters.

If you notice your snoring is still occurring, you would then advance the settings to four (4) millimeters. Each setting should be worn a minimum of 3 to 5 nights prior to adjusting. The idea is to gradually increase the settings until your snoring is reduced or completely eliminated.

It is important that each side of the device always reflects the same setting so that SnoreRx works correctly and that it's comfortable.

Can I re-mold my teeth impression?

Yes, you can re-mold your SnoreRx teeth impression by repeating the fitting steps up to three (3) times. After this, the material becomes too soft and it will not stay in your mouth as well when you wear it.

Does SnoreRx come apart?

SnoreRx designed to remain as one solid unit at all times.

You should not attempt to remove the soft material on the top and bottom from the hard plastic because they are not designed to be removed and will not go back into place if removed.

How long does it take to get used to wearing SnoreRx?

SnoreRx says that you will experience an adjustment period which takes around three to five nights of consistent use.

It is perfectly normal for your jaw, teeth, and gums to feel moderately sore and at first. This discomfort is much like getting used to braces or a retainer for the first time. However, it is not normal to experience severe, sharp, or ongoing pain. If you experience these problems discontinue use immediately and contact your health care professional or dentist.

What if SnoreRx does not work for me?

If you use SnoreRx and it does not work, you should first try adjusting the device to increase the airway opening. There are many settings on the mouthpiece so you can open your airway incrementally each night.

If your teeth impression is not well made, you can re-fitting the device.

One of the most common problems with snoring mouthpieces is user error caused by an improper fit. Make sure you have a firm fit created from a good impression. Also, make sure that you advance the lower jaw as much as you can comfortably bare to ensure your airway is open.

If you have tried the product for two weeks after making the best possible impression and the most advanced position for the device you can tolerate without success, you can return it for a refund.


Costs, Shipping Options And Warranty

What does SnoreRx cost?

Note: shipping is about an extra $7

Where does SnoreRx ship from?

SnoreRx ships from Southern California.

Where can you buy SnoreRx and where can it be shipped?

You can buy SnoreRx here. It can be shipped to over 30 countries in the world from the United States. This means it can easily be purchased if you live in Canada or Australia.

Can you buy SnoreRx on Amazon or at Walmart, CVS or Walgreens?

No, you must buy SnoreRx from their website: here. SnoreRx sells direct to ensure quality for their customers and to comply with the FDA. SnoreRx is a medical device and cannot be sold on Amazon or at Walmart, CVS or Walgreens.

What shipping options and methods does SnoreRx offer?

Domestic

  • United States Postal Service (USPS)
    • First Class Delivery - 5-7 business days
  • FedEx*
    • Priority Overnight - Next business day, afternoon
    • Standard overnight - Next business day, by 7:00 PM
    • 2 Day - Two Business days
    • Express Saver - 3 business days

*FedEx deliveries are based on business days (Monday-Friday). SnoreRx does not offer Saturday deliveries.

International

  • FedEx
    • International Economy - 4-6 business days
    • International Priority - 1-3 business days

Canada
A fulfillment center in Canada will ship your order within 1-3 business days. Once your item has shipped you will be receive an email notification from SnoreRx.

Note: Delivery time is dependent on customs clearance, customer responsible for all duties/ taxes

How much does shipping SnoreRx cost?

  • USPS shipping is $6.95 for 1 device.
  • FedEx costs around $10 (paying for FedEx means it can arrive sooner).
  • SnoreRx can be shipped internationally to over 30+ countries for only $9.59. (Note: international shipping for two devices is $14.95).

Can you order SnoreRx in Canada or outside the United States?

Yes, SnoreRx can be shipped to people in Canada and internationally.

When will my order ship?

US orders ship from the SnoreRx facility on business days, Monday through Friday.

All orders placed by 2:00 PM PST will ship that business day.

Orders placed after 2:00 PM PST will leave the SnoreRx facility the following business day.

You will receive a shipping confirmation email when your device leaves the SnoreRx facility and it will include a tracking number.

What payment methods does SnoreRx accept?

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover

What's the warranty and return policy for SnoreRx?

SnoreRx offers a 30-day refund to ensure you are satisfied. If you need to return it, include your order number on the package. You do not need an RMA to return the device.

SnoreRx returns must be postmarked before 30-days from the date the product was delivered. SnoreRx does not refund your shipping costs, to or from them.

Is there a satisfaction guarantee with SnoreRx?

Yes. SnoreRx offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee within 30-days of receiving the device.

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Company Info

When did SnoreRx start selling?

SnoreRx created their webite, www.snorerx.com, in 2011.

Where is SnoreRx located?

United States. SnoreRx (Apnea Sciences Corporation) is based out of Beverly Hills, California.

Is SnoreRx BBB accredited?

No, SnoreRx is not accredited by the BBB (Better Business Bureau).

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SnoreRx Details

Company Name Apnea Sciences Corporation
Business Address 27121 Aliso Creek Road Aliso Viejo, California 92656
Mouthpiece Type Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD)
FDA Cleared Yes
Total Price $105.95 ($99 + $7.95 shipping)
BBB Status Not accredited

Cleaning

How do you clean SnoreRx?

clean bubblesYou should clean SnoreRx every morning.

To clean the device, wash it off with water and use an ultrasonic cleaner and/ or denture cleaning solution. If you do not have these types of cleaners, you can brush SnoreRx with a toothbrush and toothpaste using warm water.

Avoid using abrasive solutions like ammonia, bleach or other household cleaners when cleaning SnoreRx.

You should allow SnoreRx to air dry, as it eliminates any bacterial build up on the device.

When not in use, store your SnoreRx in a cool dry place, inside its case.

If you only clean the device with a toothbrush, SnoreRx recommends cleaning it with denture cleaning solution once a week or every two weeks.

You should consider cleaning the device more often if the device develops any odors, tastes, or stains. You will want to deep clean the SnoreRx each week at least once as a minimum.

Ultrasonic cleaner:

An ultrasonic cleaner uses sound waves to penetrate into crevices and cavities to remove particulates from dentures, retainers, mouth guards, and mouthpieces like SnoreRx. The cleaning process takes about 5 minutes when you use an ultrasonic cleaner.

ultrasonic cleaner

Denture cleaner:

Denture cleaning solutions come in different forms. You can buy tablets or pastes to do this job.

cleaning tablets

Toothbrush and toothpaste:

If you do not have an ultrasonic cleaner or cleaning tablets, you can use a toothbrush and a dab of toothpaste.

toothbrush tooth paste travel case


Summary

Overall Review Of SnoreRx

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SnoreRx is a highly adjustable snoring mouthpiece that combines a boil and bite fitting process with a calibration mechanism.

You can re-adjust the mouthpiece multiple times until you find the most comfortable fit. SnoreRx does not require adjustment tools, you can do the adjustments with your hands.

SnoreRx is highly effective and can stop or reduce your snoring. It is a bit more expensive than some other mouthpieces but its quality and adjustability clearly justify the price.

SnoreRx is highly recommended!

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Where can I buy SnoreRx online?

Official website: www.snorerx.com


Overall Rating: 4.5


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