My wife and I slept comfortably with both devices. The user-friendly features of the Zyppah made it our favorite of the two though.
Both Mouthpieces Compared
|MAD Hybrid: includes a TRD (tongue retaining device)||MAD|
|Boil and Bite||Boil and Bite (upper and lower piece fitted separately)|
|Four versions, over-the-counter and prescription||One|
|$89.99 version includes free shipping||$59.95, plus $9.99 shipping|
|Zyppah Review||PureSleep Review|
You have to be careful during the fitting process with one of the devices. There are a few other details that make one easier to use than the other for most people.
Reading my reviews on each will help you decide which will work best.
The Zyppah uses two different ways to help stop snoring. As a MAD, it forces the lower jaw forward in order to open the airway. As a TRD, the Zyppah also stabilizes the tongue and keeps it from falling back into the throat and blocking the airway.
Zyppah has won approval from the Food and Drug Administration FDA.
My Zyppah Experience
The Zyppah arrived within a few days after I placed the order. Since there were no moving parts, I did not have to worry about assembly.
I had read, however, that you need to be careful and follow the fitting directions closely. My wife and I made sure that we did not skip any steps.
The first night wearing the Zyppah turned out well. My wife and I both had a great night's sleep and awoke refreshed. We both, however, had slightly sore mouths. After wearing the device for a couple days, the soreness went away.
The cleaning process required next to no effort. We merely dropped our Zyppahs in cups of warm water and added a dental cleaning tablet. The one-piece design meant no crevices or cracks that needed scrubbing.
At the end of the two week trial, my wife and I both agreed that the Zyppah did want it advertised it could do.
PureSleep arrives in two pieces: one piece must be fitted to the upper jaw and the other to the lower. Once you find the most comfortable fit, you use the boil and bite method.
This means, however, that you must take extra care during the fitting process, as you cannot adjust it once you have completed the boil and bite.
This device has a lot of crevices, so you must take extra care when cleaning.
My PureSleep Experience
Ordering and shipping too significantly longer than it did for the other anti-snoring devices I have used. First, I had to fill out a 21-question form.
I did not mind this very much as I felt it refreshing to have a company actually try to determine if I would be a good candidate for the device or not. The two week shipping time, however, made both my wife and I a little annoyed.
I had read about the fitting process so we took our time making sure we had the perfect fit. Other devices are more forgiving. If it does not fit right, you can always adjust it the next day. This is not possible with the PureSleep.
The first night went well for me. I woke up refreshed and my mouth felt fine. My wife, however, had a bit of a sore mouth and, while she never admitted it, I suspect she wished she had taken more time to ensure the perfect fit like I did.
After about four days, she stopped experiencing soreness in the mornings though and for the rest of the week she felt fine.
My son reported that he did not hear any snoring coming from our room when we wore the PureSleeps.
Neither my wife nor I were happy about the cleaning process. It took a lot longer than with most other devices due to the customized design.
The biggest drawback of the PureSleep concerns the fitting process and the cleaning. My wife would have been a lot happier those first few nights if she had been able to adjust it after the boil and bite like she could the Zyppah.
The complex design of the PureSleep meant that I had to spend more time than expected to clean it. The TRD feature on the Zyppah made it a tad more comfortable to use also.
You have probably seen PureSleep advertised on "Good Morning America" on ABC, or perhaps you have heard the claims that it is the top-selling snoring solution in the world. Regardless how you heard about it, you are likely full of questions.
Does it really measure up? How does it compare to other anti snoring devices? Will it work for you? Well, there is no way to know if it will work for you until you try it, but you should become familiar with all the facts before deciding if it is the right one for you.
I personally put it to the test for a full week, and although I found it effective, it is just one of my favorite options.
Pros and Cons
Every MAD has its pros and cons. PureSleep is marketed as the world's best-selling mouthpiece, but I did have a few complaints that may apply to other snorers.
What is PureSleep?
PureSleep is classified as a mandibular advancement device (MAD), so it works by holding the jaw in a forward position. By doing this it reduces the risk of the tongue collapsing to the throat, thereby causing a partial obstruction of the airway. When the airway is kept clear soft tissues do not vibrate. No vibration means no snoring.
Unlike most MADs that come as one piece, PureSleep arrives as two pieces. You have an upper and lower piece that can be connected using one of these settings. The settings control how far the lower jaw is held forward. Once the pieces are connected, you use a boil-and-bite technique to achieve a perfect fit.
Now, this high level of customization has its advantages and disadvantages. On the positive side, you really can get an extremely good fit with this device. However, once you select a setting and use the boil-and-bite method, the setting can't be changed, which means you have to get it right the first time. Plus, the fact that it arrives as two separate pieces tells you there are going to be more crevices than most mouthpieces have to harbor bacteria. So, you absolutely can't cut corners when it comes to cleaning.
PureSleep is made in the USA and FDA-cleared, and it is made of two types of BPA- and latex-free plastics. This oral appliance does have airflow holes to allow you to breathe through your mouth while you sleep.
My Experience with PureSleep
By the time I tried PureSleep, I had already put both ZQuiet and Zyppah to the test, so the device was at a disadvantage. I loved both the above mentioned MADs, so PureSleep really would have had to be extremely special to stand out as a frontrunner. That being said, my experience with this device was still quite favorable.
When I ordered, I was surprised that I had to answer a 21-question form to make sure the device was a good match for me. Some people may be a little annoyed by this, but I actually found it refreshing. I would rather be told upfront that I'm not a good candidate for the device than have to deal with a return.
Shipping did seem to take forever. The devices I ordered arrived a little over two weeks later, which was a pretty lengthy delivery time compared to most other mouthpieces.
The Mouthpiece Fitting Process
I had already read that the fitting process was a little trickier than other MADs, so my wife and I made a point to take care of this right away so they would be ready for the evening. Deciding which setting to use took a very long time. With most mouthpieces, we could have tried it for the night and then refitted it the next day if it wasn't quite right. Since you don't get second chances with the setting, we probably spent well over an hour just trying all three options.
That night, I did appreciate that I spent so much time on the fitting because it really did feel tailored to my mouth. My wife said the same thing about her device. The material felt smooth against my gums. I did drool a little, but I usually do with a new MAD.
The next morning, we both felt well-rested. Our teenage son said he didn't hear any snoring from us at all. My wife said her jaw was really sore. I could tell she wished she would have gone with a different setting, but she didn't dare admit that to me. I cleaned both mouthpieces while she made breakfast, and I will say that the many crevices of this highly customized piece did demand a little more attention.
PureSleep continued to be an effective stop snoring solution for the full seven-day trial period. By the fourth morning, my wife said her jaw was not nearly as sore. Overall, we had a positive experience, but the fitting and cleaning processes were two things we were not crazy about.
Considering the custom fit you get, pricing is pretty good. The price is $69.95, and for now, you get two for the price of one. You do not have to pay for them upfront though. You pay $9.95 to cover shipping.
You have 30 days to try the device before your credit card gets charged. If it's not for you, you send them back and the only charge you have paid for is shipping. However, if it takes a few weeks to get to you, you do need to make your decision quickly.
Is PureSleep the Best Option for You?
PureSleep is a moderately priced MAD. However, the SnoreRx has more features, great customer service, fast shipping and is our number one rated device. For only $25 more you can try the best-in-class SnoreRx with a 100% money back guarantee. Read my SnoreRx review.
If you prefer a stationary device instead of one that is flexible, Zyppah would be a good option, too. Its streamlined design takes up minimal space in your mouth, and it has a rubber strap that holds your tongue in place. It does cost $89.95, but shipping is free.
Both the Stop Snoring Today chinstrap and the PureSleep MADs (mandibular advancement device) are effective treatments against snoring.
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You have to be careful with the fitting process, as detailed in the instructions, before you attempt to use either product.
The Stop Snoring Today supports specific muscles and tissues in your throat, which opens your jaw and allows you to keep your airway clear while you are sleeping.
This device helps to eliminate the snoring sound but many users have complained about the lack of user customization and frequent soreness due to the tight strap.
After ordering two Stop Snoring Today chin straps online, my wife and I waited over two weeks for the package to arrive from Israel.
As soon as I opened the box, I knew that we were going to have difficulty fitting the straps due to the one-size fits all design. We have different head sizes so mine ended up being too tight and hers kept coming off every few hours.
The next morning, we felt exhausted and the strap left a lasting soreness on both of our heads. Our teenage son said that we had kept him up all night due to our snoring. I tried readjusting the chinstrap the next two nights but it only ended up increasing the soreness and only partially reducing the snoring.
My wife and I liked the fact that all you had to do to clean it was throw it in the washing machine. However, since it is a tight strap, we felt an obligation to clean it frequently since it kept getting sweaty.
PureSleep arrives in two parts: one piece is designed to fit the upper jaw and the other to the lower. Once you figure out the most comfortable fit, you use the boil and bite fitting method. This means, however, that you must take extra care during the fitting process, as you cannot later adjust it after you have completed the fitting.
This device has a number of small crevices, so you must be very careful when cleaning.
Ordering and shipping took significantly longer than it did for the other anti-snoring devices I have used. Initially, it took out some time to fill out the 21-question form. I did not mind this very much as I wanted to verify that I was a good fit for the product. The two-week shipping time, however, made both my wife and I somewhat annoyed.
I knew about the boil and bite fitting process so we took our time making sure we had the correct initial adjustments. Some other devices are a little more forgiving of mistakes. With many other products, if it does not fit right, I always had the option to adjust it the next day. This is not possible with the PureSleep.
The first night went well for me. I woke up refreshed and my mouth did not feel too sore. My wife, however, had some pain in her mouth and I think it was because she could not get the right initial fit. However, after three or four days, she no longer experienced soreness and slept without any problems.
My son told us, after the first night, that he did not hear any snoring sounds coming from our room when we wore the PureSleep.
My wife and I did not enjoy dealing with the complicated cleaning process. It took a lot longer than with most other devices due to the customized design and elaborate openings.
The biggest drawbacks of the PureSleep include the fitting process and the elaborate cleaning. My wife would have been a lot happier those first few nights if she had been able to adjust the PureSleep to her exact specifications.
With the Stop Snoring Today, you will pay more money for a product that is, at least for my wife and me, ineffective and, at times, painful. If you decide to purchase make sure to visit my PureSleep coupon page.
SnoreRX and PureSleep belong to the mandibular advancement device (MAD) group. The design forces your jaw forward, which opens up your airway to allow you to breathe while asleep without snoring.
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MADs generally require boil and fit to customize them to your mouth. Some, like the SnoreRX, have a Flex Jaw or other method to adjust the fit after the boil and bite process.
The PureSleep comes in two parts: an upper piece and a lower piece. You use boil and bite and, since there is no after-fitting adjustment mechanism, you must be careful to ensure a proper fit the first time.
Like the SnoreRX, there are lots of crevices and nooks to clean.
The ordering process took longer than expected. The company requires a 21-question form answered before they will ship the product. That was okay with me as at least it shows they have an interest in ensuring the user has no medical conditions that result in problems while wearing it.
It took two weeks though after submitting the form and my money, which was a bit annoying.
We took care during the fitting process to get it right since there are no adjustable features on this device.
My wife's mouth was a bit sore the first four nights, but after that, her mouth must have gotten used to the device and she felt fine.
My son reported no snoring sounds coming from our room when we used the device.
The cleaning process required much more effort than many other anti snoring devices. Though we eventually got used to it, we still needed to allot a bit more time than usual for cleaning each morning.
Despite the odd look due to its technology, specifically the Flex Jaw, the SnoreRX fits comfortably inside your mouth. The Flex Jaw lets you adjust it in very small 1 mm increments to obtain the best fit possible.
One result of the technology is a lot of crevices and crannies, requiring a thorough scrubbing each morning to ensure it gets clean.
My wife and I took our time during the fitting process as a good fit makes a real difference in our previous experiences with MADs. Though I carefully adjusted mine with the Flex Jaw, I awoke with a slightly sore jaw the next morning. A slight mm adjustment fixed the problem on succeeding mornings I felt fine.
The SnoreRX kept us from snoring. My son had no complaints of being kept awake from snoring coming from our bedroom. My wife and I both awoke refreshed each morning and neither of us was awoken in the middle of the night by the other making noise.
The cleaning took quite a bit of time and getting used to as you have to carefully brush it everywhere to ensure no bacteria grows. After the first few mornings, we became more adept at it and it only took a few minutes.
My wife and I had a better overall experience with the SnoreRX. The cleaning and fitting process, including the ability to adjust it after the boil and bite, made the experience more enjoyable. Both devices, however, stopped our snoring so both work!
These two MADs (mandibular advancement devices) made by Ripsnore and PureSleep both work with varying degrees of success.
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You will need to make sure that the fitting process is done properly with both devices. Understanding a few important details about both devices will help you make an informed decision as to which is best for you.
PureSleep arrives in two parts: one piece is fitted to the upper jaw and the other to the lower. After you determine the most comfortable fit, you will have to use the boil and bite method. The only drawback to this method is that it is impossible to adjust after you change it once, so you must take precaution to fit it correctly.
This product is a little more difficult to clean than other MAPs due to the numerous crevices.
The ordering and shipping took much longer than most of the other anti-snoring devices I have tried. Before they allow you to purchase it, you have to fill out a 21-question form. I felt glad that that company seemed like it genuinely cared about my individual requirements and if I would be a good candidate for the product or not. I was a little put-off by the two-week shipping time.
I knew how you only had one chance to fit this correctly so my wife and I made sure that we made all the right adjustments the first time. Most devices allow some minor adjustments later but the PureSleep is not as forgiving.
The first night, the device worked really well and I only experienced a very slight soreness. My wife was not very pleased to wake up to a sore mouth also. However, after a few days, the soreness went away and my wife felt fine for the rest of the week.
My teenager reported that he did not hear any snoring coming from our room when we used PureSleep.
Despite the comfort and effectiveness, the cleaning process is a bit of a hassle. Comparatively speaking, this device took much longer to sanitize than similar snoring mouthpieces due to the customized design.
Using technology that is more or less the same in all MADs, the Ripsnore forces the lower jaw forward in order to open your airway.
Despite company claims, Ripsnore has not won approval from the Food and Drug Administration FDA, only the plastic that it is built from has.
I had to wait longer than I did for most devices for the Ripsnore to arrive. The minute I opened the box, my wife and I could immediately tell that the mouthpieces were much too large.
After three different attempts of doing the boil-and-bite fitting method, I finally got a good fit. My wife refused to wear the device at all because the bulky size kept making her gag each time she attempted to fit it.
The first night did not go well for me. Due to the size and structure of the Ripsnore, it kept falling out of my mouth. When I could briefly get it in place, I drooled profusely. About every two hours, the Ripsnore fell out of my mouth. I woke up in the middle of the night, several times, to rinse it off and put it back in.
My wife and I were both exhausted the next morning since I had to keep getting up and my snoring was not kept in check.
The cleaning, at least, was easy but this advantage is negligible given the ineffectiveness of the product overall. This stop snoring mouthpiece ended up a long way from my best anti-snoring device list.
The biggest downsides to the PureSleeps are the fitting process and the cleaning. My wife would have been a lot happier those first few nights if she had been able to adjust it after the boil and bite like I could with the Ripsnore.
The Ripsnore is bulky and uncomfortable however and simply did not work for us, look at my Zyppah review if you want a similar MAD that actually works.
At least, however, the simple design of the Ripsnore meant that I had to spend less time than expected to clean it compared to the slightly more intricate PureSleep.
These two MADs (mandibular advancement devices) made by VitalSleep and PureSleep both work very well.
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You have to be careful during the fitting process with PureSleep. Review all the instructions before you try either product.
Reading my reviews on each will help you make the best decision.
PureSleep comes in two parts: one piece fitted to the upper jaw and the other to the lower. Once you find the most comfortable fit, you use the boil and bite method to customize it. This means, however, that you must take extra care during the fitting process, as you cannot adjust it after you do the boil and bite.
This device has a number of small crevices, so you must be diligent when cleaning.
Ordering and shipping took significantly longer than it did for most anti-snoring devices I have ordered. Initially, I had to fill out a 21-question form. I did not mind this very much as I wanted to make sure I was a good candidate for the product. The two-week shipping time, however, annoyed me a bit.
I had read about the fitting process so we took our time making sure we had the perfect initial adjustments. (Other devices are more forgiving of mistakes.)
The first night went well for me. I woke up refreshed and my mouth did not feel sore. My wife, however, had a bit of an ache in her jaw. However, after three or four days, she no longer experienced soreness and awoke without pain.
My son told us, after the first night, that he did not hear any snoring sounds coming from our room when we wore the PureSleeps.
My wife and I were annoyed by the complicated cleaning process though. It took a lot longer than with most other stop snoring devices due to the customized design and many nooks and crannies.
VitalSleep stabilizes your lower jaw while pushing it forward, which allows you keep your airway clear when sleeping.
VitalSleep has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).VitalSleep markets itself as Made in America.
Compared to other MAD products, this one arrived very fast. Since the website is secured with a Norton Shopping Guarantee, the product will ship out the same day as long as the order is placed by 3 pm.
We customized our mouthpieces with the boil-and-bite technique.
Despite its appearance, VitalSleep is actually comfortable. My wife especially loved the way her device fit. Usually, one-size-fits-all MADs do not fit well in her mouth. This one was easy to adjust using the hex tool provided.
The next morning, we felt energized and the device only left me with a mild soreness in my mouth and jaw. Our teenage son said that neither one of us had snored the night before. I decided to try readjusting it to see if I could eliminate the soreness. After doing so, I noticed that my mouth felt better after the second night.
My wife and I were reasonably satisfied with the cleaning process. Since there are so many different gaps and crevices in the device, it did take a fair amount of time to scrub it clean. I used a toothbrush and toothpaste to clean it, along with a denture tablet once a week.
The biggest drawback of the PureSleep concerns the fitting process and the elaborate cleaning. My wife would have been a lot happier those first few nights if she had been able to adjust it after the boil and bite like she could the VitalSleep.
If you have worn mandibular advancement devices (MADs) in the past then you probably have a good idea of what to expect. Otherwise, you may need to go through an adjustment phase, as with all anti snoring devices.
Wear Your PureSleep Around the Home
Some people have no problem putting PureSleep in their mouth and falling asleep. Others need a little adjustment period. It is a good idea to wear it for an hour or so while you are watching TV, cleaning, etc.
You will probably salivate excessively at first as your mouth gets used to having a foreign object present.
If you experience a gagging response that you can't seem to get over, you may need to trim your device down a little. If you consult your owner's manual, you will see that sometimes, excess soft plastic creates peaks or gets displaced during the fitting process. This material can irritate your tongue and also cause the gagging response you are experiencing. Use a pair of very sharp scissors to trim this away. If necessary, use an emery board to file it smooth. Wash thoroughly before placing in your mouth again.
Always brush your teeth before using PureSleep. The device is most effective if you sleep either on your stomach or side.
If you wake up at some point during the night and your snoring mouthpiece is really bothering you simply remove it and place it on the nightstand. Wash it in the morning and try again the next night. Some people need to gradually get their jaw used to wearing it all night. So, don't get frustrated if takes you several nights to sleep through till the morning.
What to Expect in the Morning
Do not be discouraged if your mouth feels a little exhausted in the morning. It is common to feel moderate soreness in your jaw, gums, and teeth. Your mouth is essentially using muscles all night as it is kept in a forward position. In most cases this soreness and fatigue is gone by the third or fourth day. Learn about my (and my wife's) experience with soreness in my PureSleep Mouthpiece Review.
You may also notice that your lower jaw wants to stay in a forward position after you remove the device. Performing a few gentle jaw stretching exercises and massaging the jaw back in place will help.
What's Not Normal?
You should not experience sharp or severe pain in your jaw. It is also not normal to lose jaw mobility. This indicates a problem with the temporomandibular joint, which is the main joint of your jaw. It is very rare to experience anything other than a little jaw soreness, but if you are affected in a more serious way wearing PureSleep or any other device, always discontinue use immediately.
And if she can get used to it, you know you can...
PureSleep can be a very effective snoring solution for some people. However, like all mouthpieces, not every person is a good candidate for this particular device. So, how do you know if PureSleep is right for you?
Good Candidate Requirements
It should be noted that the PureSleep website does say you may be able to wear this snoring mouthpiece with respiratory issues, TMJ, or partial dentures, but you should consult your dentist or doctor first. Consider this info, as well as the PureSleep complaints, when making your mouthpiece decision.
Learn more about PureSleep from their Good Morning America video
When to Consult Your Dentist
There are other symptoms that may raise a red flag, as well. Always consult dentist before wearing PureSleep or any type of mouthpiece, if you have:
This page will reflect the most current PureSleep Promo Codes available. PureSleep frequently updates their promo codes, but we will make sure to have this page reflect the biggest discounts available, guaranteed.
Use our coupon to get the best price on PureSleep anti-snoring devices. If you are looking for a good stop snoring solution, PureSleep may be a good option for you. Try it out with this discount to get a great price. Plus, they have a no-risk return policy, meaning you may return it within a certain period of time for a full refund.
PureSleep is not my favorite snoring mouthpiece, but it is one that I recommend. If you've made it this far, I suggest you try it out and see if it suits your preferences. There are also buy one get one free promo codes available if you're partner or friend is interested in trying out the product as well.
The only way you are going to find out if PureSleep is the right device for you is if you actually give it a try.
It can be tricky to clean and fit, but there are also a lot of reasons why this is a popular mandibular advancement device.