August 2018 Update: SnoreMate is now an outdated product and does not appear to have an active business. Disregard the following information.
The biggest attraction to SnoreMate is its price. At $32 for a single snoring mouthpiece, you really can’t go wrong, right? Well, if that $32 ends up tossed in your junk drawer then it is not a very good deal. That being said, maybe a $100 mouthpiece is just not in your budget or perhaps you don’t want to splurge until you know a mouthpiece will work for you.
Before you shell out even a penny for a low quality product consider one that is just a little bit more expensive, but also more comfortable, durable, and effective. VitalSleep outshines SnoreMate and it is a very modestly priced product.
- Price – As mentioned, SnoreMate is $32 or you can buy two for $42. Regardless which option you choose, shipping is $8. VitalSleep is also priced quite low at $59.95 plus $7.95 for shipping and handling.
- Material – VitalSleep is BPA- and latex-free. SnoreMate is made of a soft thermoplastic material, but it is not labeled as being free of BPA or latex.
- Customization – The boil-and-bite process is done on both devices to achieve a custom fit.
- Adjustability – SnoreMate does not allow for any adjustments. VitalSleep allows you to change the positioning of the lower jaw.
- Lifespan – Although SnoreMate has a low price tag it generally has to be replaced every three months. VitalSleep lasts a year, or longer, which makes it a significant better long-term value than SnoreMate.
- Breathing Hole – VitalSleep has an airflow hole, so you can breathe through your mouth while wearing it. SnoreMate does not have a hole, so if you aren’t able to breathe through your nose, you can’t wear this product.
- Guarantee – Both devices are backed by a 30-day money back guarantee.
- FDA Clearance – VitalSleep has been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration. SnoreMate has not been cleared. Plus, Vital Sleep is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and made in America.
- Comfort – I put both of these devices to the test and found VitalSleep to be significantly more comfortable than SnoreMate. It is less bulky, and since it comes in two sizes, you can achieve a more tailored fit. My wife couldn’t even wear her SnoreMate because it was just too big. Plus, VitalSleep does permit a small amount of lateral jaw movement, which helps with comfort.