ZQuiet Snoring Mouthpiece Review - Updated 2018



Last updated: April 12th, 2018

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ZQuiet: Can It Easily Solve Your Snoring Problem?

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What is ZQuiet?

ZQuiet is a snorning mouthpeice that was made to effectively treat snoring. It's a single piece device that has a resilient hinge that moves your lower jaw forward to reduce the likelihood of 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 your lower jaw to stop snoring. They are more technically referred to as mandibular advancement devices. These devices are worn while sleeping to open your airway and your stop snoring.

Review Contents


Ratings/ Pros And Cons

ZQuiet Ratings

  • Overall 77%
  • Effectiveness 79%
  • Fitting Process 90%
  • Easy to Clean 85%
  • Comfort 60%
  • Value 70%

Major Pros And Cons


How It Works

How does ZQuiet work?

ZQuiet works by keeping your jaw in place to prevent it from falling back over your airway. This is what causes snoring in most people. ZQuiet gives you two (2) different devices which work by advancing your jaw to different positions.

ZQuiet is an easy to fit snoring mouthpiece. You simply put it in your mouth before you go to sleep with the "V" notch facing up.

It does not form a custom mold of your teeth, like most other snoring mouthpieces on the market, so you do not need any special equipment, just open the package and begin using immediately.


Video Review

Video review of ZQuiet

This is a video review of the ZQuiet mouthpiece for Snoring Mouthpiece Review that shows how it works, results of wearing it and how to clean it. The results in the video show that ZQuiet can reduce snoring but may cause some discomfort during its initial use.


What's Included

What's included in the ZQuiet box?

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The above is a picture of ZQuiet's box before opening it.

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  • Two (2) ZQuiet anti-snoring mouthpieces are included in your order
    • They are different sizes, you try the first ("Size A") to see if it fits and then the second if you need more jaw advancement
  • Travel case (fits both mouthpieces)
  • Booklet titled: "25 Ways to Enhance Intimacy In Your Relationship" (Update: this is now an e-booklet)
  • Booklet titled: "25 Tips for a Better Night's Sleep" (Update: this is now an e-booklet)
  • Booklet titled: "Instructions for Use and Care" (Update: this is now an e-booklet)
    • Shows how to wear and take care of the mouthpiece

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  • The above, left, ZQuiet is the "Size A" version. It's the smaller (less forward) mouthpiece that comes in the box. This model may be more comfortable but it doesn't advance the lower jaw forward as much as the other model that is included in the box. It is recommended to start with the first model and then use the second one if snoring persists.
  • The above, right, is a picture of the 2nd ZQuiet which is included in the box. It has a much further forward lower jaw position. This advancement is more likely to open the airway and stop snoring when it is used.


Precautions/ Health Info

Is jaw soreness common with ZQuiet?

Each person will adjust to wearing ZQuiet differently. Some people may not feel any soreness, while others make take weeks to adjust to it.

Soreness can occur because the jaw is being moved forward, which reduces snoring. This process can involve some initial conditioning of your jaw muscles.

Is ZQuiet FDA Cleared?

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Yes, ZQuiet has been cleared by the FDA since 2009 as a class II intraoral device, designed for the treatment of snoring. (see official FDA document)

Why does FDA Clearance matter?

The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) confirms that medical devices, like ZQuiet, are safe and effective for consumers. This means you can use it knowing it has been reviewed by a government agency.

ZQuiet had to prove that their device works and that it's safe. This means you can confidently buy ZQuiet.

Does ZQuiet work for people with braces?

If you have braces, you should see a dentist before using ZQuiet.

Who should try ZQuiet?

ZQuiet is designed for people 18 years of age and older who seek treatment for their snoring. If you snore and want a doctor-free, fast and inexpensive solution to stop snoring, you should consider trying ZQuiet.

Who should not use ZQuiet?

Don't use ZQuiet if:

  • You are under 18 years of age
  • Have full dentures
    • ZQuiet is safe to use with partial dentures
  • Have central sleep apnea
  • Have TMJ problems
  • Those with caps, crowns or bridge work

Product Details

Does ZQuiet actually work?

Yes, ZQuiet can reduce snoring when worn correctly all night. See more details on this page for actual patient results.

How much lower jaw advancement does ZQuiet offer?

The less forward, "Size A" offers approximately 3 mm of advancement while the more forward mouthpiece offers approximately 8 mm of advancement.

Is ZQuiet a boil and bite mouthpiece?

No, ZQuiet does not require any boiling or molding. It can be used exactly as provided, immediately after you buy it.

In comparison, “boil and bite” devices may be more rigid, bulky and can make mouth breathing difficult because of a fixed size airway.

Unlike boil-and-bite mouthpieces, ZQuiet doesn’t require any molding. The design fits the majority of mouths and it is ready to use right out the box. You do indeed just "pop it in" before going to sleep.

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Diagram 1: The above is a picture from ZQuiet's booklet which shows the parts of ZQuiet, which side goes up and where the airflows.

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Diagram 2: The above is a picture of how to place ZQuiet into your mouth to prevent snoring.

ZQuiet Effectiveness

  • According to data retrieved from SnoreLab (a snoring app), ZQuiet was responsible for reducing snoring for 70% of people who tried it.
  • For more than 50% of those people, snoring was effectively eliminated.
  • The average reduction in snoring intensity (as measured by the SnoreLab Snore Score) was 70%.
  • We reviewed ZQuiet independently and found that it reduced snoring (see below).

How quickly will I see results from ZQuiet?

You should expect to see results from ZQuiet on the first night you wear it.

How do I setup ZQuiet?

No setup is required for ZQuiet, you can use it immediately after you receive it.

How big is the airway opening?

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When closed, ZQuiet has an airway opening of only 3 millimeters, this is a rather small opening compared to some other mouthpieces. It is not that important to compare ZQuiet to other mouthpieces on the airway opening though because it is flexible and can be open widely.

The size of the airway opening is important in most mouthpieces because larger airway openings make it easier to breath and also provide room for the tongue to stick out.

ZQuiet uses a hinge which acts link a spring. This hinge helps keep ZQuiet open beyond that of fixed piece mouthpieces.

What is ZQuiet made Out of?

ZQuiet is made of medical-grade plastic which is designed for FDA compliance. It does not contain latex or BPA. It's made of a non-toxic thermoplastic elastomer compound.

Will ZQuiet fall out of my mouth?

ZQuiet uses a spring hinge, this hinge makes is less likely for ZQuiet to fall out of your mouth when compared to some other mouthpieces which only rely on an impression of the teeth to stay in.

How long will ZQuiet last me?

This depends on the individual, but it can last many months of repeat usage.

Am I able to breathe through my mouth while wearing ZQuiet?

Yes, you can breathe naturally through your nose and mouth when using ZQuiet.

Can I open and close my mouth while wearing ZQuiet?

Yes, ZQuiet features a "Living Hinge" which allows for naturally opening and closing your mouth while you wear it. Many people are able to talk or drink while wearing it.

What is ZQuiet's 2-Step Comfort System?

ZQuiet provides two (2) unique mouthpieces designed to stop snoring.

One if less further forward ("Size A" is printed on it) and the other is more further forward (it doesn't have a size marking printed on it).

How long does it take to get used to ZQuiet?

When you start to wear ZQuiet, or any snoring mouthpiece for that matter, there is a bit of an adjustment period. This is because your jaw is accustom to a specific bite and position. When you change its position, while wearing a snoring mouthpiece at night for several hours, it may feel uncomfortable. Fortunately, this usually goes away within a few days or a week of wearing it.

What if ZQuiet doesn't work for me?

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ZQuiet has a 30-day trial period during which, you can return it as long as you get an RMA. You will want to make sure you have been able to wear ZQuiet all night for at least a week before returning it. This will ensure you have properly evaluated it.

Which version of ZQuiet is best to start with?

You should start with "Size A" because it is less further forward and is more likely to be comfortable.

You can use the other version of the device if you still notice snoring or want to know if it will be more comfortable than "Size A".

Does ZQuiet work for men and women?

Yes, ZQuiet can work for both men and women. Each of the devices can fit any adult's mouth.

What does ZQuiet feel like?

ZQuiet is made of a soft material which can bend. It feels soft and flexible but hard enough to stay in place while wearing it.

ZQuiet vs. Zyppah

ZQuiet is different from Zyppah in the following ways:

  • ZQuiet does not require a custom mold of your teeth to wear the mouthpiece whlie Zyppah does
  • ZQuiet does not have an elastic band to hold the tongue while Zyppah does
  • ZQuiet is softer and more flexible than Zyppah
  • ZQuiet has a hinged design that allows you to open your mouth to different degrees, while Zyppah is fixed in place
  • ZQuiet uses 2 different devices for jaw advancement while Zyppah has only 1 size for jaw advancement
  • ZQuiet was not designed by a dentist while Zyppah was

ZQuiet vs. PureSleep

ZQuiet differs from PureSleep in the following ways:

  • ZQuiet does not require a custom mold of your teeth to wear the mouthpiece whlie PureSleep does
  • ZQuiet is softer and more flexible than PureSleep
  • ZQuiet has a hinged design that allows you to open your mouth to different degrees, while PureSleep is locked to a specific position
  • ZQuiet uses 2 different devices for jaw advancement while PureSleep allows you to select 1 of 4 different jaw positions
  • ZQuiet was not designed by a dentist while PureSleep was

Fitting Process

How do you fit ZQuiet?

ZQuiet does not require any custom fitting or impressions to your teeth. Simply remove ZQuiet from the supplied case and insert your teeth into the open channels with the “V” notch pointing upward. The resilient hinge keeps the device firmly in place.

Can I modify ZQuiet if it doesn't feel comfortable?

Yes, if you need to, you can trim your ZQuiet with small scissors to improve the fit and comfort you get from it. After you trim it, you should use a fingernail file or emery board to smooth any rough edges. This will help prevent irritation to your gums that could results from cutting the device.


Patient Results

Actual Patient Results From Using ZQuiet

Note: these results were recorded using SnoreLab.

Before:

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After:
Night 1:

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Night 2:

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Night 3:

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These results indicate that the patient had reduced snoring after wearing ZQuiet. The patient still had some snoring but it was reduced, it was not as loud and did not occur as often. It should be noted that the patient did not use any nasal strips while sleeping so some snoring which was recorded could have been from obstruction in the nose.

Patient Feedback After Using ZQuiet

A patient responded about their experience using ZQuiet for the nights they tested it:

  • Each morning, the patient said they woke up with some discomfort between the lower front teeth and lip.
    • The patient said that after they woke up, they would remove the device because it was uncomfortable.
    • One morning, the patient said that the discomfort and soreness they felt was bad enough to wake them up.
  • The patient said they did not notice any discomfort from ZQuiet when they went to sleep, they only experienced discomfort after wearing it all night.
  • The patient said that during the day, they felt a dull numbness in the same spot they noticed the discomfort in.
  • The patient mentioned they wore ZQuiet on consecutive nights despite the slight soreness they experienced.
  • The patient's results were from three (3) consecutive nights of wearing ZQuiet.

Actual Patient Oxygen Saturation While Using ZQuiet

While a patient was wearing ZQuiet, they wore a pulse oximeter, which measured how much oxygen was in their blood. These results indicate that the patient was able to get sufficient oxygen at night and that ZQuiet did not restrict their breathing.

Note: oximeter used in recording was the CMS50E

Night 1:

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Night 2:

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Where can I see videos of actual ZQuiet patients giving testimonials?

Steve and Keri Jenkins' ZQuiet testimonial:

Robbin and Rick Smith's ZQuiet testimonial:

Nick and Vicki Johnson's ZQuiet testimonial:

What do medical and dental professional say about ZQuiet?

Dr. Avery Lieberman DDS

I helped to developed what I think is the perfect solution to treat snoring. ZQuiet works based on the same methods that we dentists have been utilizing for years in fitting our patients with custom appliances. It targets the root cause of the problem, which is narrowing of the airway in the back of the throat. ZQuiet acts to move the lower jaw just slightly forward and in doing so, widens the airway and alleviates the awful snoring sound.

Dr. Avery Lieberman DDS

Dr. Joshua P. Light

As a sleep specialist, ZQuiet has become a standard component and "first line" treatment that I prescribe for patients with snoring that is uncomplicated by sleep apnea. ZQuiet is a simple, cost-effective and reliable device, which is easily tolerated by patients and achieves excellent results. I highly recommend it.

Dr. Joshua P. Light

Dr. Payam Atall DDS

As a Dentist I prefer the ZQuiet design because it fits comfortably and discretely over the upper and lower teeth without the hassle of boiling or molding. My patients love ZQuiet because one, its affordable; two they can fit it themselves; and three, it works!

Dr. Payam Atall DDS


Costs, Shipping Options And Warranty

How much does ZQuiet cost?

Both options below include two (2) ZQuiet snoring mouthpieces.

  1. TRIAL: If you order ZQuiet using their 30-day trial of $9.95 trial, ZQuiet costs a total of: $89.90 ($79.95 + $9.95)
  2. BUY: If you buy ZQuiet without their 30-day trial, ZQuiet still costs $89.90 but you can get 50% OFF a second order after your initial purchase, meaning $134.85 for two orders (containing four mouthpieces)

Note: the $9.95 shipping and processing fee is not refundable

What is the warranty/ return policy for ZQuiet?

ZQuiet offers a 30-day trial period to confirm that you are satisfied with it.

If you need to return the product, you may call: 1-800-281-0543 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday - Friday EST (Eastern Time), Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm to get your RMA number.

If the RMA was requested prior to the end of the 30-day trial, then you will not be charged the remaining amount for the mouthpiece.

The shipping and processing fees are non-refundable.

Can ZQuiet be purchased in stores?

No, you cannot buy ZQuiet in retail stores like CVS, Walmart or Walgreens.

ZQuiet is a medical device that must be purchased from their official site.

Can I buy ZQuiet on Amazon?

No, ZQuiet is not sold on Amazon. It is only sold from their official site because it is a medical device.


Company Info

Is ZQuiet BBB Accredited?

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Yes, ZQuiet has been BBB accredited since 2014 and currently has an A+ rating. (see BBB listing)

ZQuiet Details

Company Name Sleeping Well, LLC
Mouthpiece Type Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD)
FDA Cleared Yes
Total Price $89.90
BBB Status Accredited

Where is ZQuiet located?

United States. ZQuiet (Sleeping Well, LLC) is based out of Shelburne, Vermont

Who owns ZQuiet and how did the company start?

ZQuiet was co-founded by Daniel A. Webster in 2008. He sought a solution to his snoring problem after his wife informed him about her difficulty sleeping around his snoring. Webster tried surgery which was ineffective, painful and also not covered by insurance.

Daniel Webster found success after a dentist recommended a custom snoring mouthpiece. From there he began marketing ZQuiet on TV as a way to save relationships. ZQuiet is marketed at being a low cost introductory snoring solution.


Cleaning

How do you maintain and clean ZQuiet?

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cleanYou can clean your ZQuiet by using a toothbrush and any mild soap.

You can use toothpaste but do not use any alcohol based mouth wash because it can damage the material and color of the mouthpiece. Make sure to remove all soap residue before use.

When not in use, store the mouthpiece in a dry case, like the one provided in the box.

Step-by-step cleaning instructions:

  1. Fill a cup, bowl or basin with very warm water and a small amount of mild soap or detergent and rinse ZQuiet in it
  2. Using a toothbrush, scrub all surfaces of the device vigorously for about 1-2 minutes
  3. Rinse thoroughly with clean, warm water to remove all soap
  4. After rinsing, shake off all excess water and pat dry with a soft, clean towel

How do I store ZQuiet when not in use?

You should store ZQuiet in the case that it came with when not in use. The case has a hard exterior and can prevent damage to the device. Make sure ZQuiet and its storage case are dry when not in use.


Summary

ZQuiet Review Summary

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ZQuiet is an easy to use snoring mouthpiece that would be ideal to use when it is not possible to boil water for a custom fit. It can be useful to hand to anyone who is snoring without going through a fitting process. It does not require adjustment tools and is a one-size-fits-all device.

Using ZQuiet can reduce snoring but it may prove to be uncomfortable at the beginning and cause some soreness around the teeth, gums or behind the lip during the first few days wearing it.

ZQuiet comes with two (2) different sizes. One of the sizes may be more effective or feel more comfortable than the other for the person wearing it, that is a reason they provide two versions.

By using ZQuiet, you can know quickly know if the jaw advacement process can stop your snoring.

ZQuiet is worth trying!

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Where Can I Buy ZQuiet?

Official website: www.zquiet.com


Overall Rating: 3.5


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