Ripsnore: Who is the Ideal Candidate?
“As Seen On TV” products tend to naturally lure people in, and the items always look far more exciting than they end up being. If you have stumbled upon Ripsnore online, in an infomercial, or on shelves at certain pharmacies, you are probably wondering if you are a good candidate for this outstanding snoring mouthpiece. After all, you don’t want to spend your hard earned money on another gimmick, right?
Like other mandibular advancement devices (MADs), Ripsnore is designed to keep the airway clear while you sleep (true for Zyppah as well). So, if the snoring sound comes from your mouth, then it is the result of soft tissues rubbing. In this case, an MAD is exactly what you need. If the sound was derived from your nose then your snoring would need to be addressed a different way. Note: this ended up not being effective for me, and thus I rate the mouthpiece very low. Learn more in my Ripsnore review.
Ripsnore has a large airflow port at the front that allows you to breathe through your mouth. So, if you have nasal polyps, sinuses, allergies, or a deviated septum, you can still use this device because unlike some products you are not forced to breathe through your nose.
It is suggested on the site that some denture wearers have success with Ripsnore. I would say to not have your heart set on it working. Almost all MADs clearly state that they are not suitable for denture wearers. Since these products rely on your teeth to hold them in place there is little chance Ripsnore will stay put. The exception may be if you have most of your front teeth to hold the device in place.
Ripsnore is also not recommended for children or those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).