I have used SnoreRx for several years, and it continues to be my favorite Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD). When I heard about the new model for 2018, my first reaction was excitement that this mouth guard would be redesigned and interested to see the features. Although I was comfortable with the status quo, I wanted to see what could be “new and improved”.
Years ago when I tried SnoreRx for the first time, I can remember looking forward to its unique features. Five generations of the product later I can say I am more then satisfied in the product changes implemented by the manufacturer. You can read my original review of the SnoreRx in this article.
The New Design
The 2018 SnoreRx does not disappoint. When examining the new model, I noticed the lighter weight, the larger airflow hole, and a handle for the boil-and-bite process. The bite area had a different, serrated design, and I did notice the easier click calibration.
Before I could start the boil-and-bite process, I had to recalibrate the MAD because the default was set on “3”, in the middle of the calibration range, and this is too large of an advancement for me. It would have been better if the MAD was defaulted at “0” as my settings range between “1-2.”
Although it does say right on the instructions not do this, it worked for me.
Trying it Out
The boil-and-bite process is now easier with the attached handle and the heating time is reduced to 60 seconds. The SnoreRx comes with very precise instructions on how to hold the device correctly. I have done this process so many times that I no longer need instructions, but, honestly, I did find removing the handle to be a bit of a challenge. Although it took me several minutes to remove the handle from the MAD after the impression was made, it really was not a big deal.
After the boil, I popped the device into my mouth, and I was very pleased with the new engineering. The new model has a smaller form factor and more comfortable than the previous design. After the first night using the new SnoreRx device, I found that the larger airflow hole and the light-weight design made for calmer breathing and sleeping. I noticed it was easier to swallow and I did not experience any drooling.
The boil-and-bite customization is simple, but even if you get it wrong, just re-heat the device and try again. The calibration is easy to read and easy to set.
This device has no moving parts and can be recalibrated without any separate tools, unlike the VitalSleep which requires a tiny hex tool for adjustment which can be easily misplaced.
There are no springs or metal in the design to cause torsion or continuous pressure. The V-flow technology allows you to breathe through your mouth.
The device is approved by the FDA for snore reduction and has the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AMASS) certification.
The one important thing to me is knowing that all materials that make the SnoreRx device are from, and its manufacturing happens in, the United States.
My Actual Results
Here is a screenshot of my results, with and without the SnoreRx device, when recorded with a snoring app. I can sleep fine with the device after using for so long. However, when you first purchase the device expect it to take up to a week to adjust to.
What Makes SnoreRx Unique?
Like all MADs, SnoreRx holds your lower jaw forward when you sleep to prevent soft tissue obstruction, and this device has technical features not found in others. The calibrator has six positions at 1-millimeter increments to customize the position of the lower jaw comfortable for you. The calibrator is easily adjusted with a squeezing mechanism and can be reset, if necessary. Most MADs do not allow you to adjust your jaw position easily, and if they do, the spacing is not small enough to allow for both comfort and effectiveness.
SnoreRx is constructed from durable and non-irritating, medical-grade material. It contains no BPA, latex, or acrylics and is suitable for people with allergies or sensitivities.
You will appreciate the cushioned design on the upper and lower trays which is gentle on your teeth. Also, mouth breathers will welcome V-Flow design that allows free airflow through the front of the device.
As is my habit, I always order two of the SnoreRx MADs every 5-7 months because of the significant discount. The price of a single SnoreRx device is $99, plus UPS shipping of $6.95. I take advantage of the discount offer of two devices for $154; it’s like buying one and getting the other 50% off.
The devices can also be shipped via FedEx for around $10, which means they arrive soon after you order. SnoreRx can be shipped internationally to over 30+ countries for only $9.59. International shipping for two devices is $14.95.
A 30-day unconditional satisfaction guarantee backs SnoreRx, and you don’t need to have it back to the company in exactly 30 days for the full refund. The package simply must be postmarked 30 days from the confirmed delivery date, so you really do get a full month for the free trial.
The Snore Rx 2018 model is still my favorite snore guard, and it continues to be my No. 1 choice. SnoreRx is the perfect device for me and for anyone who prefers a highly customized fit. It is amazingly comfortable; it is wearable for most mouth shapes and sizes, has excellent airflow for mouth breathers, and is suitable for anyone with allergies or sensitivities. Most importantly, it’s incredibly effective.
If you are interested in a highly adjustable, comfortable MAD, SnoreRx is an excellent option for you. For me, the ease of the boil-and-bite process and the lighter weight design are the best of the new features.