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Considering Ripsnore is priced right in line with many other good anti snoring devices, I expected it to at least be comfortable or effective, or maybe even both. It claims to have a 98 percent success rate and it is an "As Seen on TV" product, so it's quite popular.

Ripsnore mouthpiece reviewSadly, as I should already know, winning a popularity contest means nothing in the world of snoring products. It has some great qualities and it is marketed well, but at the end of the day I had a pretty bad experience with the snoring mouthpiece.

Advantages of Ripsnore

Ripsnore Complaints

Ripsnore Overview

Ripsnore is a mandibular advancement device (MAD) that was designed to make breathing easier and to prevent tissues from vibrating together by keeping the airway clear. Like other MADs, you fit the device at home using the boil-and-bite technique. It also has an airflow post at the front to allow you to breathe through your mouth while you are sleeping. So, if you can't breathe through your nose due to nasal polyps, sinus issues, or a deviated septum, you will appreciate that this mouthpiece has this feature.

This MAD is made of Dynaflex, which is a BPA-free material. The material is cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Conformite Europeene (CE). It's important to note that although the material is cleared by the FDA the device is not. There is some wording on the Ripsnore site that may lead you to believe the product has been cleared, but it's not. The company is not accredited with the Better Business Bureau either, even though the website says the product is. While on the topic of false claims, perhaps I should mention that the 98 percent success rate it brags about has no studies to back up these claims.

Ripsnore is transparent and non-irritating. The site says the mouthpiece can be resized as many as five times, but it also says that if you need to refit it more than three times to use the second included device so, it is a little confusing as to how many times you can actually refit your device.

As for cleaning, Ripsnore's website says to rinse the device with water after using it. However, a simple rinse can hardly be considered sanitary. I ended up using mild dishwashing detergent, since I know some devices recommend staying away from toothpaste. It would have been nice to know exactly what the manufacturer recommends though.

My Experience

2.5

I actually like the simple design of Ripsnore, so I was eager to try it. Some of my favorite devices have the simplest design. They just sort of work for me. When I ordered there was a special going on, so I got two for $67 (one was for my wife).

The devices arrived a little slow. As soon as they showed up, I removed them from their boxes, so we could get a feel for them and get them fitted before bed.

At the very second we opened them it was as if I could read my wife's mind and she was thinking these mouthpieces did not look nearly as streamlined as they did in advertisements. They are so bulky! Still, we thought maybe once we fitted them they would be a lot better. We used the boil-and-bite method and it took three times for me to get a good fit. My wife decided she was not even going to participate this time. The device was so large that it made her gag every time she tried to put it on after fitting it. I was on my own for this trial.

When I put the mouthpiece in the first night, I drooled a lot. I usually do at first while my mouth adjusts, but this was a little obnoxious. "Weird" is the only word I could use to describe it. It was around 10pm when we went to sleep, and by the time the dog woke me around midnight to go outside to do his business, my Ripsnore had already fallen out. I rinsed it off, put it back in, and went back to bed.

When I woke up in the morning, I felt exhausted. It was very obvious that I didn't get any quality sleep. By the look on my wife's face, I could tell she didn't get much sleep either. She said it actually worked a little while I was wearing it. There was still some snoring, but not the symphony I usually create. Then, the mouthpiece fell out and of course, my loud snores reappeared.

I wasn't really sure what to do other than try again. Customer service told me to go ahead and do the boil-and-bite technique one more time to see if it would help, as if my three attempts the day before would suddenly be overdone.

The second night, I put the device in and wondered if doing the fitting process made it any better because truthfully it felt worse. My Ripsnore stayed in a little longer on the second night. My wife got up around 1am for a glass of water and said I was still wearing it. Again, I was snoring, but it wasn't loud. However, at some point it did fall out again before the alarm went off. Not only did I still feel tired; my jaw was aching. My mouth was definitely not appreciating that bulky piece of plastic it was being forced to accommodate.

The rest of the seven-day trial had the same results. Sometimes, it would only stay in for a short time while other times it stayed in place for hours, but made my mouth increasingly sore. It never did fully stop the snoring while wearing it.

Ripsnore

2.5
Comfort 2.0
Durability 3.0
Easy to Clean 4.0
Effectiveness 1.0
Overall 2.5

Pricing

Ripsnore is $67 and includes shipping. This price is for two devices. It would be nice if there was an option to only order one, especially so you can try it to see if it works before investing in two. Ripsnore is backed by a 45-day money back guarantee and a 1 month warranty against defects. The site is secure for ordering and it accepts PayPal.

Conclusion

I would have a really hard time recommending Ripsnore after my experience. I understand that not all devices work for every person, but the fit for this device is just off. It is way too large for a person with a smaller mouth, but a little small for others. For me, it never quite lined up right, and it made my jaw really sore.

Personal experience aside, even if I would have found Ripsnore to be effective, I still wouldn't be able to recommend based on the false statements made on the site. Saying that a product is FDA-cleared or that the company is BBB-accredited left a bad taste in my mouth.

If you are looking for an affordable MAD that is both comfortable and effective, I recommend reading my ZQuiet or Zyppah reviews. Both of these devices were far more comfortable and effective at limiting my snoring.

These two MADs (mandibular advancement devices) made by Ripsnore and ZQuiet both work with varying degrees of success.

My wife and I slept wonderfully while using the ZQuiet but the bulky and ill-fitting Ripsnore presented many of challenges throughout the night. Seriously consider using ZQuiet and forget about the uncomfortable and ineffective Ripsnore.

Snoring Mouthpieces Compared

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You will need to ensure that the fitting process is done correctly with both devices. Understanding several important details about both devices will help you make a decision suited to your needs.

Ripsnore

Using technology similar to many MADs, the Ripsnore pushes the lower jaw forward to open your airway.

Despite company claims, the Ripsnore has not gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), only the plastic that it is built from has.

Ripsnore fitting process

My Ripsnore Experience

I was forced to wait much longer than I did for most of the other devices I have tested for the Ripsnore to arrive. The minute I opened the box, my wife and I could immediately see that the mouthpieces were going to be too large.

After three different tries with the boil-and-bite fitting method, I finally managed a comfortable fit. My wife could not 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 end up well for me. As a result of the size and awkward structure of the Ripsnore, it kept falling out of my mouth and onto the floor. During the few times that I could briefly get it into place, I drooled all over my pillow. 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 very tired the next morning.

I was happy that the cleaning process is very simple but this benefit is minor given the effectiveness of the product overall.

ZQuiet

ZQuiet provides everyone with two mouthpieces for the $79.95 price that vary to the extent of which they advance your jaw. The ZQuiet is very comfortable in your mouth as a result of the soft, flexible construction. The device allows your mouth to stay slightly open so you can use it if you are a mouth breather.

The loose fit really surprised us. We were expecting that the ZQuiet would slip out of your mouth, like the Ripsnore, a problem reported by some ZQuiet users. However, this was not the case in our experience.

Cleaning is very easy with just a toothbrush and soap.

ZQuiet mouthpiece

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My ZQuiet Experience

All you have to do is slip one or the other in your mouth to figure out which size of ZQuiet is best suited for you. I had to adjust my wife's a little with scissors for it to fit correctly. Mine fit just about right.

My wife snored softly the first night though she said she heard no snoring sounds coming from me. My jaw was a little sore but after the second night the feeling was gone.

After the two-week trial, we both were very happy with the ZQuiet. The construction even makes it possible for you to talk normally while wearing it. People with a deviated septum or who have illnesses will prefer the ZQuiet as it allows you breathe through your mouth and keep your air passage clear.

Cleaning was a very quick process. The soft, one-piece construction took almost no effort at all to scrub with a toothbrush and a little dish soap.

My wife and I both agree that the SnoreRX, despite its rather bulky appearance, is very comfortable to wear and also works.

My Recommendation

The biggest disadvantages to the Ripsnore are the size and the fitting process. The lack of the ability to adjust it after the boil and bite is a disadvantage.

The easy-to-use design of the ZQuiet meant it took much less time to clean than the intricate PureSleep.

The Ripsnore is uncomfortable and bulky too even if you can fit it in your mouth. If you want a MAD, then pick another brand like the ZQuiet that prioritizes functionality and comfort.

If you want to buy either, make sure to visit my Ripsnore coupon and ZQuiet discount pages.

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These two MADs (mandibular advancement devices) made by Ripsnore and SnoreMender both work with varying degrees of success.

My wife and I slept wonderfully while using the SnoreMender but the bulky and ill-fitting Ripsnore presented many challenges throughout the night. If it is a choice between the Ripsnore and SnoreMender, seriously consider using SnoreMender.

Snoring Mouthpieces Compared

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You will need to ensure that the fitting process is done correctly with both devices. Understanding several important details about both devices will help you make a decision to suit your needs.

Ripsnore

​Using technology similar to many MADs, the Ripsnore pushes the lower jaw forward to open your airway.

Despite company claims, the Ripsnore has not gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), only the plastic that it is built from has.

Ripsnore mouthpiece review

My Ripsnore Experience

I was forced to wait much longer than most of the other devices for the Ripsnore to arrive. The minute I opened the box, my wife and I could immediately see that the mouthpieces were way too large.

After three different tries with the boil-and-bite fitting method, I finally managed a comfortable fit. My wife could not 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 end up well for me. As a result of the size and awkward structure of the Ripsnore, it kept falling out of my mouth and onto the floor. During the few times that I could briefly get it into place, I drooled all over my pillow. From the time that I started sleeping, it only took two hours for the Ripsnore to move out of place and fall out of my mouth. I woke up in the middle of the night, several times, to rinse it off and put it back in. After the third time, I just left it out.

My wife and I were both very tired the next morning after a very poor night's sleep.

I was happy that the cleaning process is very simple but this benefit is minor given the ineffectiveness of the product overall.

SnoreMender

Using MAD technology, the SnoreMender advances your lower jaw and provides a comfortable fit thanks to the soft, flexible construction.

The hinged design means that you can easily open and close your mouth. In addition, the air holes in the mouthpiece allow you to breathe through your mouth.

SnoreMender PS Review

My SnoreMender Experience

The SnoreMender took four days to arrive after I placed the order.

When I first put the SnoreMender into my mouth, I was surprised how comfortable it felt. I realized that this model features Pressure Shift (PS) technology, which redistributes the entire burden of the device to your stronger middle teeth, which makes for a more comfortable experience.

My wife snored softly the first few nights though she said she heard no snoring sounds coming from me. My jaw was a little sore but after the third night, the soreness was gone.

After the two-week trial, we both were very happy with the SnoreMender. The construction even makes it possible for you to talk normally while wearing it. People with a deviated septum or who have illnesses will prefer the SnoreMender as it allows you breathe through your mouth.

Cleaning was a very quick process. The soft, one-piece construction took almost no effort at all. You just need to scrub it with a toothbrush and a little dish soap.

My Recommendation

The biggest disadvantages to the Ripsnore are the size and the fitting process. My wife would have been significantly less irritated those first few nights if it had a more specialized and comfortable design.

Both the SnoreMender and the Ripsnore are equally easy to clean and take very little time.

The Ripsnore is uncomfortable and bulky. I recommend that you choose another model that prioritizes functionality and comfort, such as the SnoreMender with Pressure Shift technology.  If you buy either snoring mouthpiece, make sure to check out my Ripsnore coupon and SnoreMender coupon pages.

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These two MADs (mandibular advancement devices) made by Ripsnore and PureSleep both work with varying degrees of success.

My wife and I slept comfortably while using the PureSleep but the bulky and ill-fitting Ripsnore presented a number of challenges throughout the night.

 

Snoring Mouthpieces Compared

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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

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.

PureSleep Reviews

My PureSleep Experience

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.

Ripsnore

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.

Ripsnore fitting process

My Ripsnore Experience

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.

My Recommendation

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.

If you purchase either mouthguard, make sure to use a Ripsnore coupon or PureSleep Coupon.

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Australia-native, David Campbell, is the mind behind Ripsnore. His family has quite a long and respected history in the dental industry.

His mother was a dentist and his grandfather once operated Australia's largest dental supply company. However, Campbell does not have any dental-related history or education. Campbell was an engineer with a serious snoring problem.

He wanted to do something to solve his problem, which would ultimately help others, as well. So, he turned to his experienced dental family for help. His wife named the anti-snoring device.

Ripsnore LogoSince the company's beginning in 2009 the device has become available in an increasing number of areas. It was originally only available to Australia and New Zealand, where it was created and made available for pharmacies and chemists. Now, it sells online in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Today, Campbell is listed as the Director for this company. He has a small staff consisting of 10 core members, along with local suppliers and representatives.  Learn more about this anti-snoring mouthpiece by reading my Ripsnore review.

Ripsnore uses the same boil-and-bite technique as many other mandibular advancement anti snoring devices (MADs) to achieve a custom fit. The only difference is that because this device starts out a little bulkier than other so it makes the fitting price a bit more challenging. Fortunately, you can reheat to repeat the process three to five times, so you have a little wiggle room there for errors.

Ripsnore fitting processThings You Need

Fitting Process

Remove the device from the package and give it a gentle cleaning. Although it has been packaged, you just never know how products are handled before you get them. The website states that Ripsnore only needs to be rinsed after use, but I would advise something a little more than water. Many MADs can't be cleaned with toothpaste, so even though there is nothing that says to not use toothpaste, I wouldn't recommend it. A mild dishwashing soap is great. That is what I used the week I did a trial with the device.

Take a few moments to get comfortable with the mouthpiece. Figure out which side is up and down, and you should practice putting the device in your mouth and biting down with your lower jaw extended forward (similar to the process with Zyppah). You don't want to be just figuring out what you are doing after the mouthpiece is already heated. Once you are comfortable with it, you can move forward with the fitting process.

I discuss some of the pros and cons of the fitting process and overall mouthpiece in my Ripsnore review. The SnoringHQ Team is confident you can find a solution to alleviate snoring (I personally did) so please check our home page or our list of best snoring devices.

If you visit Ripsnore's site, you see a few claims that make the device appear to be a lot more attractive than it should be. I have to admit, I was excited by what I was reading until I did a little digging. I have to say that I was not impressed with what I found.

A+ Rating with Better Business Bureau

Ripsnore ClaimsRight on the homepage you see "BBB Accredited" along with an "A+" rating. It's funny that if you click on the site it redirects you back to the Ripsnore site. Coincidence? Not hardly! When you go the BBB site, you find that there is no information about the company. So, although there may not be a ton of complaints to be leery of; there is not a record of Ripsnore or David Campbell, its creator, ever being acknowledged by the Better Business Bureau.

FDA-Cleared

When people see mention of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they tend to become more trusting than they should be. Anyone can claim a product has been cleared, but that does not mean it has been. This is a prime example.

The Ripsnore snoring mouthpiece is made with an FDA-approved material. It is a medical-grade material used for numerous applications throughout medical and dental industries. So, although the material has been approved by the FDA, the device has not been. Does this mean that it is dangerous? Not necessarily. However, it does mean that the company is not going out-of-the-way to make sure consumers know what they are getting.

Clinical Studies

Ripsnore's site is eager to tell you over-and-over that the product is clinically tested with a 98 percent rate, but where is the evidence? There is not one online to an outside source or at least scanned documents, graphs, or anything of value. However, there is a brief explanation of a study that was supposedly done.

In September 2009 an independent study was conducted by a dental practitioner at University of Queensland by the name of Dr. Kay Cormie. Over a 2-month period, 300 people were surveyed and that is how the percentage was determined. So, no actual trials in a controlled environment were done. The study simple consisted of 300 people who responded to a survey. In this case there is always the chance that the applicants could have been prescreened, too.

In addition to some of these false claims, my experience with the mouthpiece was generally very bad, especially when compared to other stop snoring mouthpiece products.  Read about my experience in my Ripsnore reviews.

"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 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).

Watch this video to learn more about how Ripsnore stops snoring

Ripsnore is marketed quite well. It really puts on a good show for consumers who are in the market for a mandibular advancement device (MAD) for their snoring, but that does not mean that this is the best option for you.

Ripsnore Stop Snoring MouthpieceSometimes, perfect feedback can raise a red flag, too. Below are a few things you need to know about Ripsnore that may have you continuing your search with other snoring mouthpieces.

  1. There is no option to change the position of the lower jaw placement. An MAD does not need to have an adjustable lower jaw to be effective, but in this case it would be beneficial.
  2. Lifespan of the mouthpiece is 3 to 18 months. That is a pretty big range, right? It seems odd that a mouthpiece manufacturer does not have a better idea of how long its product will last. Since the difference is so large, one can only assume the true lifespan is a lot closer to 3 months than 18 months.
  3. Ripsnore is not FDA-cleared. Although the medical grade plastic is approved, the product is not.
  4. There is no way to order only one device off the site. You have to order a pack of two devices.
  5. "Invasive" does not begin to describe how uncomfortable this device is. It is not the most streamlined product to begin with, so expect it to take up a lot of room in your mouth. This means that your jaw will be sore and you will likely drool a lot while your mouth gets used to it.
  6. Ripsnore tends to be too wide for some people and too narrow for others. In my case, it fell out a lot during my trial and once I started reading reviews, I found that this was actually pretty common.

To learn more about my experience with Ripsnore check out my full Ripsnore review.

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