Do you want to put a stop to your snoring? Is your partner keeping you awake at night with their horrible noises? If you’re reading this, then you are at the point where you want to take the necessary steps for a more restful sleep. We all deserve to wake up feeling rested and ready for a productive day.
There are many anti-snoring solutions out there and everyone is claiming that their product is the best on the market. Mouthpieces are a leading option in the anti-snoring industry, along with nasal dilators, tongue retainers, and chin straps. Many different types and brands of anti-snoring mouthpieces exist and it can all get a little confusing.
VitalSleep is one of these mouthpieces that claims to help snorers quit the annoying nighttime disturbance. Let’s take a look at what mouthpieces are and the pros and cons of VitalSleep. We can help you figure out if VitalSleep anti-snoring mouthpiece is a viable solution for you or your partner.
Here’s our VitalSleep review.
What are Mouthpieces
Mouthpieces have been around for quite some time as an anti-snoring solution. They first were introduced in the 1960s and were created to help snorers diminish or even stop nighttime snoring altogether. They are what we call in the industry mandibular advancement device (MAD) and have a good track record of helping certain snorers stop snoring.
Snoring is most often caused by the relaxing muscles in the throat and the tongue sliding back restricting proper airflow while asleep. When the air tries to pass it creates a vibration that in turn creates the awful sounds of snoring. Not at all pleasant if it is waking you or your partner up several times a night.
Mouthpieces are designed to be placed in the mouth and when fitted properly will advance the lower jaw and keep the tongue from falling back into the throat, therefore reducing the chances of snoring.
Sounds simple, but does it work for everybody?
Who Can Benefit from a Mouthpiece
It’s important to recognize what type of snorer you are in order to get the best options for you. Not all anti-snoring solutions are good for every type of snorer.
Mouth snorers and people who sleep on their back can benefit most from mouthpieces. They can also help if you are overweight and have excess fat in the neck area causing you to snore at night. They are also recommended if you grind your teeth at night, although they are not intended for this purpose as there are mouthpieces for teeth grinding.
Mouthpieces will not be effective in helping you if you are a nasal snorer because it is meant to open up your throat to let air flow. There’s a high chance that a mouthpiece will not relieve you of your snoring if your snoring is caused by a deviated septum or allergies. It should be noted that it’s not recommended to wear anti-snoring mouthpieces when you wear dentures or have issues with loose teeth. You should check with your dentist if you are uncertain about using a mouthpiece.
- Mouth snorer
- Teeth grinder
- Nasal snorer
- Denture wearer
- Loose teeth
How Does VitalSleep Work
Like all mouthpieces, VitalSleep is a device that you adjust and insert in your mouth before going to sleep. When properly fitted, the mouthpiece gently lifts and advances your lower jaw in order to let air flow more freely in your throat while you sleep.
VitalSleep is one of the types of mouthpieces that is called a boil and bite. This permits the best possible adjustment and fit for the user. When you follow the instructions that come with the device you should be able to get a custom-molded fit of your teeth on the mouthpiece.
The concept is that you boil the mouthpiece and bite down on it to imprint your teeth and mouth structure. This makes it the best possible fit for comfort and actual snoring relief. When it comes to anti-snoring mouthpieces we think that the boil and bite devices are the best options for overall comfort given the price range. The most comfortable mouthpiece is a custom made one by your destics which can range from $500-1000+.
Mouthpieces are an intrusive way to put a stop to your snoring. Getting used to sleeping with a mouthpiece in your mouth may take some time. Some users report never getting used to it and quit using it after a few nights. Usually, if you give it a week you should be able to benefit from less snoring. But you could possibly not want the intrusion and it could even keep you awake. Which is kind of the opposite of what you want to achieve in the first place. The only way for you to know if you can get used to an anti snore product or not is giving it a try. We always recommend to start your journey with natural remedies and the most comfortable and non-invasive solutions and work your way don to more intrusive solutions.
Back to Vital sleep, a few other unpleasant things that can happen while using mouthpieces are drooling at night, waking up with a dry mouth and jaw pain.
Some users report sore jaws and teeth while getting used to sleeping with the device. Typically, this soreness is temporary and should go away after a few nights. If the pain doesn’t go away. You should stop wearing the device.
Being that it is a boil and bite device it means more indentation in the mouthpiece which can make cleaning a little more arduous than the other mouthpieces which have flatter surfaces.
VitalSleep claims that you can wear the device if you wear dentures. Check with your dentist if you want to make sure that you can use the mouthpiece with your dentures.
- VitalSleep is available in 2 sizes, regular (men) and small (women).
The regular size is 60W” x 55L” x 27H” and the smaller size intended for women is 56W” x 46L” x 25H”. Choosing the right size is important to get maximum comfort.
- Fully customizable
The boil and bite feature is the best way to custom fit an anti-snoring mouthpiece in order to get a proper fit. The device is molded to your teeth and fits comfortably in your mouth setting in around your teeth.
- Adjustable in 1mm increments (0.03”) up to 8 mm (⅓”)
This allows for an extra custom fit for your lower jaw. You can advance your jaw as much as you need for the ultimate snoring relief. Start with the smallest increments at first as to not aggravate jaw pain.
- Large Opening
A larger opening means easier breathing through the mouth while you sleep if you are a mouth breather.
- BPA and latex-free
VitalSleep mouthpiece is made of Medical grade and FDA approved ethyl-vinyl acetate eliminating chances of allergic reactions by users.
- It can be used for up to 2 years.
VitalSleep guarantees that the device, when used properly, will last up to 2 years. They will replace it for free should it become unusable within the first year.
- No prescription needed
- Fully customizable fit
- 60-day full money-back guarantee
- 1-year warranty
- Possible pain in the jaw
- Dry mouth
- Gum and tooth decay
Not all anti-snoring mouthpieces are created equal. There may be some trial and error when purchasing an over-the-counter mouthpiece that is not fitted by your dentist. There are many types on the market today and they come in a variety of price ranges also.
VitalSleep seems to be on the pricier side in the industry but also offers one of the best guarantees and warranties. You can return the device within 60 days for a full refund if you are not satisfied with the product.
Anti-snoring mouthpieces are an invasive way to deal with your snoring. You may simply not be able to get used to having something in your mouth all night while you sleep then there are non invasive solution available for you to try like Smart Nora, a completely non-invasive solution with a very short adjustment period.
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for a productive and healthy life. When our sleep is disturbed by snoring or other factors we can wake up groggy and in the long run, it can cause some unpleasant health issues like depression, relationship problems, and even weight gain.
Look into all your options if you want to put an end to your rambunctious nights. You and your partner deserve a good night’s sleep, every night.