We all know how important it is to get quality sleep on a regular basis. Those of us who struggle to sleep know only too well the variety of issues this can cause.
Whether you are struggling to sleep because of your snoring or whether it is due to a partner’s snoring, it is important to take action - by visiting a sleep center.
You will find low-cost snoring aids on the market that may be worth trying. These provide an easy but effective means of reducing snoring, which in turn equates to quality sleep. One of the products is a nose vent device called SnoreCare.
The product is manufactured by a small company called Trifore Inc., which operates via Amazon. However, there is little additional information about this company online and no way to tell if it is made in the U.S., Europe, China, or some other nation.
There is also no information regarding where the product is manufactured. Based on contact information, it could be in the United States or China. It does appear the manufacturer operates exclusively on Amazon and the product has sold well. There are thousands of customer reviews, many of which are rated at 4-star and 5-stars.
SnoreCare nose vents are essentially nasal dilators. These are devices that are inserted into your nostrils before you go to sleep. They help to keep the airways open to prevent obstructed breathing, which in turn reduces snoring.
By opening the airways, nasal dilators such as SnoreCare can improve breathing. The idea behind this device is very simple, as you just insert it before sleeping and in theory, it should stay in all night.
SnoreCare nose vents and other similar products are designed for those who experience regular problems with snoring. By improving breathing and reducing snoring, the product should help you to get a better night’s sleep. In addition, your partner, or anyone sharing the room with you, can benefit from improved sleep.
The idea and concept behind SnoreCare is simple and should be effective. However, my personal experience with this product was not as good as the top nasal dilators I've tested. I placed my order through Amazon, as it is an Amazon Choice product. The cost of the dilators was $16.95, and I received four nose vents.
UPDATE: This product no longer appears to be sold on Amazon, view our best snoring devices here.
When the product arrived, it came with a handy travel case. I opened the package, and as expected there were four nose vents altogether. Two of them had rings on the outside to enhance comfort while the other two did not have this feature. There were two vent sizes to cater for different requirements. The nose vents were made from the standard silicone material.
Upon removing the vents from the packing, I noticed they were very soft and flexible. On the first night, I decided to try the large nose vents. One thing I will point out is the large ones do seem to be excessively large so they may not be a good fit for most people.
When I inserted the large nose vents, I noticed a smell like mint. I did find them a little difficult and painful to insert due to the large size – they didn’t seem to fit into my nostrils properly. However, I thought they might be more effective in reducing my snoring so I persevered.
After inserting the vents, I did get used to having them in really quickly. The minty smell was still there but there was no pain or discomfort. There was a wind tunnel noise when I breathed out while wearing the vents – this was far better than the noise from snoring.
In the morning, it was a relief to take the SnoreCare vents out. The fit of the large vents was not very good, and as a result, they had been hanging loose for most of the night. However, they must have provided some benefit because the results on my snoring app were better than average.
On the second night of using this product, I decided to try out the smaller SnoreCare vents. They had a ribbed design and felt pretty much the same as the larger ones. When I inserted the vents, I experienced a cold sensation. I’ve found this is a common effect with dilators and is the result of increased pressure on the inner nose ducts.
I found the smaller vents far easier and more comfortable than the large ones. I slept much better and didn’t notice I was wearing them after a short while. They were far better suited to my nostrils and they stayed in place during the night.
On the downside, the smaller vents did not appear to have much of an impact on my snoring. In the morning, I checked my snoring app and found there had been no reduction in my snoring levels. In fact, over the course of the night my snoring was 46 percent of the night.
As with any other snoring products, it is important to look at the pros and cons of SnoreCare. The key ones based on my experience include:
I found the SnoreCare Nose Vents did not work consistently me. The large ones caused discomfort and were a poor fit. The small ones felt better but did not have any positive effect on my snoring. I also thought they were quite costly.
Although there were plenty of positive Amazon reviews, they cannot be verified. These reviews did not reflect my personal experience with this product. I’m also concerned I couldn’t find out much about the manufacturer.
I personally use a snore guard, such as the ZQuiet, for my nightly snoring issues.
There is nothing more frustrating than drifting off to sleep only to be woken up 45 minutes later by the rumbling growl of a snoring partner. Not only does the sound of a snoring partner interrupt your sleep, but snoring is also disruptive to the general health of your partner.
Snoring may cause ongoing throat or sinus issues, emotional irritation, and fatigue, the latter to both partners. Thankfully, medical science is on the case and there has been a recent spate of anti-snoring technological advances to help you get a much-needed night of sleep.
Nasal Dilators have become the next thing in snoring prevention. These small disposable dilators do exactly that; stent and dilate the nostrils to allow for clearer breathing during sleep. Sleepers who know their snoring is brought on by nighttime nasal congestion, sinus issues and medical conditions such as a deviated septum respond well to nasal dilators. Other contributors to snoring, such as soft palate vibration, may not respond as well to snoring aids such as dilators.
Not all dilators are the same however and not all are made to the same exacting standards as the top dilators currently available. The following nasal dilators represent the top three in regard to value for money, comfort, and effectiveness.
The signature ‘U’ shaped Mute Snoring dilator has undergone extensive testing and results indicate significant benefits for snorers. Over 75% of surveyed respondents reported less snoring, less severe snoring and better overall sleep quality.
The Mute Snoring dilator comes in different sizes and it is important to select the correct size to ensure a good fit and to avoid the dilator slipping out at night. The ribbed paddles of the Mute Snoring dilator set it apart from its competitors by cushioning the nostril comfortably and lessening the chance of it moving out of place during the night.
Like all nasal dilators, for optimal results, it is recommended your Mute Snoring dilator is replaced after a given period for hygiene reasons and to ensure the shape of the dilator hasn’t altered through wear. Mute Snoring dilators are higher priced than the competition, however, they have a robust clinical trial to back up their effectiveness.
SleepRight’s Intra-Nasal Breathing Aid’s flesh colored dilator looks quite different to most dilators and flexes so it's one size is suitable for all nose types. The SleepRight Breathing Aid was the inevitable next step for the company who have had a long and successful history of nasal strips to aid in nasal breathing during the night.
The Intra-Nasal Breathing Aid inserts into the nose and gently opens the nasal passages to provide freedom from nasal congestion and clear airways. Like the Mute Snoring dilator, the SleepRight Intra-Nasal Breathing Aid is recommended to be disposed of after a period. Packs of three can be purchased at a reasonable price on the internet or over-the-counter.
Although there have been limited clinical trials regarding the effectiveness of the SleepRight Breathing Aid initial reviews by users of the product look positive and promising.
At first glance, the SnoreCare Nose Vents appear similar to most nasal dilators on the market, however, SnoreCare’s ribbed, hollow tunnels are as unique to the dilator market as SleepRight’s Intra-Nasal Breathing Aid. Snore Care’s Nose Vents are made of a medical grade silicon for easy insertion and a comfortable fit while remaining discreetly tucked inside the nostrils.
The claims by SnoreCare that their Nose Vents can reduce snoring by not only opening the nasal passage but also by limiting the vibration of the soft palate are what make these dilators truly interesting. These claims suggest their dilator system takes a two-pronged attack on snoring, indicating a better result of eliminating snoring and fewer interruptions to your all-important sleep stages.
Available in four sizes, the SnoreCare Nose Vents require correct sizing to feel the benefits of the product, however, their set of four Nose Vents dilators and free carry case can be purchased for a very reasonable price online.
It is important to understand the cause of your (or your partner’s) snoring to determine if it is due mostly to nasal congestion in which case a dilator may work wonders, or whether there is soft palate vibration involved.
Although we would do nearly anything for a peaceful night of quality sleep, do your research before buying any anti-snoring product. A product that is found in many CVS pharmacies across the United States is Theravent. Although not a nasal dilator, it has been shown to reduce snoring for some users that snore through their nose because it encourages mouth breathing instead.