One of the reasons people have felt the need to be a bit skeptical of the ProSnore line is because of the company’s claims of being an effective tool for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This is a huge red flag. Only a doctor can tell you if your condition can be helped using a mandibular advancement device (MAD), or if it is safe to even try.
What is OSA?
OSA is the most common form of sleep apnea. It sounds like snoring, only the blockage in the throat closes the airway to fully interrupt breathing. When this happens oxygen can’t reach the brain or the rest of the body.
In some cases, a stop snoring mouthpiece can be very helpful. Since these products are designed to keep the airway clear all night, it can be effective in treating OSA in some people.
However, if the case is more severe an MAD may not be enough. Plus, if you know you are having apneas, but you have not been officially diagnosed there is the chance that you have central sleep apnea (CSA). With this version there is no blockage in the airway. The brain actually does not send the signal to breathe. So, if you self-diagnose and decide to wear a mouthpiece to treat the condition without getting the real help you need, you could be risking your life, if you have CSA.
ProSnore has been marketed as a product for snoring and OSA. This is very reckless. By making these claims countless people are putting their life at risk by trying a mouthpiece without having a doctor, dentist, or sleep specialist diagnose their condition.
Responsible snoring mouthpiece manufacturers always either makes it clear that the product is not intended to treat sleep apneas or to check with your physician first before ordering. ProSnore making these claims proves the company was only in it for the money and could not possibly have cared about clients.
Learn more about central sleep apnea in this video