If you are considering VitalSleep, and you have questions, there is a very good chance that countless other people have already asked them. I cover a lot of questions in my VitalSleep snoring mouthpiece review, but some people have followed up with additional questions. Below are answers to some of the most common questions asked about VitalSleep.
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The Good Morning Snore Solution and the VitalSleep use two different methods to prevent you from snoring. The Good Morning Snore Solution is a TRD (tongue retaining device) and the VitalSleep is an MAD (mandibular advancement device).
Both devices stopped my wife and me from snoring. The ease of fitting and cleaning the Good Morning Snore Solution made it our favorite of the two.
|Good Morning Snore Solution||VitalSleep|
|TRD||MAD (with side-to-side jaw motion design)|
|None||Boil and Bite plus lower jaw adjustments up to 7 mm|
|Denture tablets||Toothbrush and toothpaste|
|One version||Two sizes: Large for men and small for women|
|$99.94 plus $10 shipping||$59.95 (currently on sale)|
|GMSS review||VitalSleep review|
For me, the snoring mouthpiece of the Good Morning Snore solution took a little more work than the other one, but it really depends on the individual. Make sure to read up on my commentary and experience in using each one to figure out whether the Good Morning Snore Solution or the VitalSleep is appropriate for your needs.
The Good Morning Snore Solution has a peculiar-looking shape compared to some of the other anti-snoring devices. This irregularity is due to the fact that it is a TRD, so it does not always need to conform perfectly to your mouth.
It comes with a small suction bulb that you attach to the tip of your tongue. After you squeeze the bulb, the suction keeps the device in place on your tongue. By stopping your tongue from falling back into your throat while you sleep, it prevents you from snoring.
All you have to do to clean it is drop it into a denture solution.
My wife and I bought two of the devices. They arrived within three days. Since I was used to the boil and fit and adjusting MADs, the TRD was simple to use. All we had to do was simply squeeze the bulb and attach it to the tip of our tongue.
I was shocked the next morning to find that it had stayed on the whole night. My wife and I awoke refreshed and our son reported no sounds of snoring coming from the bedroom the previous night. However, my tongue was quite sore.
By the fourth night, I had no soreness at all.
One problem that might be an issue for some users: you have to breathe using your nose when using the Good Morning Snore Solution. Unlike many MADs, there are no air holes that would allow you to breathe with your mouth as well.
VitalSleep pushes our lower jaw forward and holds it in place. This keeps your airway clear when you sleep.
You need a toothbrush and toothpaste to properly clean it.
The first thing I did when my VitalSleep orders arrived, one large for me and one small for my wife, was clean them both with warm water and dish soap. Then, my wife and I used the boil and fit method to customize the devices.
Before the first night, we used the included hex tool (something else to worry about misplacing) to fit the units to our jaws.
After the first night, we both very refreshed. My teenage son told us that he did not hear any snoring coming from our room. My mouth was a little sore but after making a few small adjustments the rest of the week it felt completely normal.
My biggest complaint was the cleaning process. You really cannot get the device properly cleaned without spending some extra time ensuring that you have carefully brushed every cranny and crack.
Good Morning Snore Solutions and the VitalSleep provide very comfortable fits, as long as you take the time to adjust them. People who have a tendency to grind his or her teeth might want to consider the VitalSleep.
Especially those who tend to bite his or her tongue in their sleep, may find the Good Morning Snore Solution a more suitable purchase. Check my GMSS Coupon and VitalSleep discount pages for savings. We also rate the best mouthpieces for problem snoring.
The Zyppah and VitalSleep are MADs (mandibular advancement devices). The Zyppah has an additional feature that really makes it more of a hybrid device.
I found each device very comfortable to wear. However, the Zyppah has a slight edge over VitalSleep in terms of effectiveness and comfort. VitalSleep costs less, cleans easier and has a unique design that may be more comfortable for some.
Both Mouthpieces compared
|MAD Hybrid: includes a TRD (tongue retaining device)||MAD (with side-to-side jaw motion design)|
|Boil and Bite||Boil and Bite plus lower jaw adjustments up to 7 mm|
|Denture tablets||Toothbrush and toothpaste|
|Four versions, over-the-counter and prescription||Two sizes: Large for men and small for women|
|$89.99 version includes free shipping||$59.95 (currently on sale)|
|Zyppah Review||VitalSleep Review|
One of the snoring mouthpieces takes a little more work than the other does; it really depends on the individual. You should read about my experience and commentary on each and then make up your own mind as to whether the Zyppah or VitalSleep will work best for you.
I like the fact that the Zyppah incorporates two types of anti-snoring methods. As an MAD, the Zyppah pushes the lower jaw forward to keep your airway open. As a TRD, it stabilizes your tongue and keeps it from flopping back into your throat and does so, unlike most TRDs, without using a suction cup.
The Zyppah is labeled "made in America" and has FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval.
I cannot complain about the shipping process. Within 2-3 days of ordering my two Zyppahs, they arrived. After opening the box, my wife and I ensured that we followed the fitting directions carefully as according to user reviews if you do not do so you may encounter problems.
The first night was great. We both awoke refreshed. My son reported that he could not hear any snoring.
Our mouths were a little sore though but after a few days of wearing the Zyppah to bed, the soreness vanished.
Cleanup took less than a minute. We merely put our devices in a glass of warm water and added a cleaning tablet (you can use denture cleaning tablets stocked at any pharmacy). Since the sleek design meant no crevices or cracks for germs to accumulate in, no scrubbing was necessary.
The two week trial ended satisfactorily. My wife and I felt refreshed each morning and my son was not kept awake by any snoring sounds emanating from our bedroom!
Despite its odd appearance, you can easily comfortably fit the VitalSleep to any size and shape of mouth. The VitalSleep has three things that make it easy to fit and use:
- Boil and bite
- Jaw adjustments up to 7 mm
- Design feature that allows side-to-side jaw motion
The first thing I did when my order, one large for me and one small for my wife, arrived was clean them both. We then used the boil and fit to customize the devices. Then the first night we used the included hex tool (something else to worry about losing) to fit the units to our jaws.
After the first night, we both felt great. My teenager advised us that he could not hear any snoring coming from our room. My mouth was a bit sore but after making a slight adjustment the rest of the week I felt fine.
Our biggest complaint was the cleaning. You really cannot get the device properly cleaned without spending a bit of extra time making sure you carefully brushed each cranny and crack.
My wife and I both agreed we were probably spoiled by using the cleaning tablets for other devices we tested. After a week, we got used to the extra brushing.
The Zyppah and VitalSleep provide very comfortable fits. The TRD on the Zyppah may make some more inclined to purchase this device. However, others who have a tendency to grind his or her teeth may want to try the VitalSleep.
Overall, the Zyppah came out ahead for me.
If you are torn between VitalSleep and ZQuiet, you are not alone. These tend to be two stop snoring devices commonly compared because they do have some similarities, but they are more different than you might think.
|MAD (with side-to-side jaw motion design)||MAD|
|Boil & Bite plus lower jaw adjustments up to 7 mm||None|
|Toothbrush and toothpaste||Toothbrush and dish soap|
|Two sizes: Large for men and small for women||Two sizes|
|VitalSleep Review||ZQuiet review|
It should also be noted that these oral appliances are both made in America and cleared by the FDA. VitalSleep is a Doctor Trusted site and ZQuiet has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau.
MADS or mandibular advancement devices hold your jaw slightly forward in order to open up your airway and keep you from making any snoring sounds. The SnoreRX and the VitalSleep devices are MADs.
Each of the anti-snoring devices fit inside your mouth. Both are very comfortable to wear.
My wife and I found that we preferred the VitalSleep. The VitalSleep provided a more customized fit, cleaned easier, and cost less than the SnoreRX.
|MAD (fixed jaw)||MAD (with side-to-side jaw motion design)|
|Boil & Bite plus Flex Jaw (ten 1 mm settings to provide a more customized fit)||Boil & Bite plus lower jaw adjustments up to 7 mm|
|Denture tablets plus requires disassembly for complete cleaning||Toothbrush and toothpaste|
|One version, over-the-counter||Two sizes: Large for men and small for women|
|SnoreRX Review||VitalSleep Review|
After the boil and bite fitting, we took our time and fiddled with the adjustments settings on both devices to ensure a snug, comfortable fit for each of us. They both worked well. My experience with both of them should enable you to make an informed choice as to which one would be best for you.
My wife and I found that the unique side-to-side motion allowed by the VitalSleep was one of our favorite features. The jaw adjustments, like with the SnoreRX, enabled us to get a great fit after the initial boil and bite fitting.
Another great feature for us was the cleaning. All you need is a toothbrush and dish soap. There are some cracks and crevices, so you have to take your time to ensure that you get rid of all the bacteria.
The box arrived quickly after placing the order. I bought two, a small one for my wife and large for me. We used boil and bite, and then had to tweak the jaw adjustment with the hex tool provided before we were satisfied with the fit.
My son reported that after we had fallen asleep he heard no noise coming from our room. I had to get up to let the dog out at one point, and noticed my wife silently sleeping.
The next morning, other than a slightly sore jaw which usually happens when I first test a device, I felt great. My wife reported she felt fine too.
The second night I adjusted the device slightly and my jaw felt fine the next morning.
Like the SnoreRX, we had to spend a little more time than we expected to clean it with the toothbrush. It did not take too long though.
Overall, the stop snoring mouthpiece worked as advertised. Wearing it stopped my wife and me from snoring.
Oddly shaped, the SnoreRX at first appears as if it would be hard to wear. It isn't. The Flex Jaw technology gives it a more advanced look compared to most other MADS.
Once you complete the fitting process, you will find that it is comfortable an easy to wear. The Flex Jaw, with its tiny increments, provides a simple way to ensure the perfect fit. Unlike exclusive boil and bite fitting MADS, if you do not get the fitting perfect the first time, you have the opportunity to correct any mistake you might have made.
You have to use a two-phase process to clean the SnoreRX. Since it has several movable parts, you will need to first scrub the hard-to-reach areas with a toothbrush and then clean it using a denture cleaning tablet.
It was worth the time it took my wife and I to fit the SnoreRX to our mouths. After the first night, I found that I had some soreness in my jaw. However, I adjusted it slightly with the Jaw Flex and the next morning the soreness disappeared.
The device worked well for both of us. I awoke to use the bathroom around 2 am and my wife was sound asleep, and I could barely even hear her breathing. My wife reported the same experience when she went to put the dogs out. Apparently, I was in a deep and soundless sleep.
The first time we cleaned them, it took seemingly forever. We had to get used to scrubbing it and ensuring we got all the little crevices with the brush. The easy part was dropping it along with a denture tablet into a glass of warm water. Eventually, however, we got used to the process.
The SnoreRX and VitalSleep MADS look different but the fitting, cleaning and results are the essentially the same. Each stopped my wife and me from snoring.
Overall, the price, along with the slightly easier fitting and comfort of the side-to-side jaw movement compared to a fixed jaw position that the SnoreRX device demands, makes me more inclined to recommend the VitalSleep.
August 2018 Update: A newer review on the re-designed Vital Sleep is now available. The following review is out of date.
If you are looking at VitalSleep, and instantly thinking it looks uncomfortable, you are having the same reaction I had. With so many cutouts in the design it just looks like all those gaps create extra opportunities to rub on your gums.
After all, if most other stop snoring devices feature seamless trays there is probably a reason, right? I reluctantly tried VitalSleep, and was surprisingly pleased.
VitalSleep has a lot of great qualities, but I have a few complaints as well.
See how VitalSleep compares to other mouthpieces HERE.
VitalSleep is an adjustable and customizable snoring mouthpiece with a lot of thoughtful features. Although it looks stiff, it has a flexible frame. The mouthpiece also allows you to move your jaw side-to-side, which reduces jaw stress and improves effectiveness and comfort. It is also suggested that the design helps protect your teeth, if you typically grind them.
This oral appliance's standout characteristic is that it offers up to 7 millimeters of adjustable movement between the upper and lower trays. You may be fine using the mouthpiece in its neutral position, but the fact that you can move the lower jaw forward is a huge bonus. Adjustments are made by turning the hex screws on both sides.
VitalSleep is made from a BPA- and latex-free thermoplastic material that is non-irritating. It does have airholes in the design, as well, so if you breathe through your mouth, you won't have any problem doing so with this device in your mouth. VitalSleep is sourced and manufactured in America, and it's cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
This mouthpiece requires that you use a boil-and-bite technique, similar to Zyppah and others, to achieve a custom fit. Plus, it features a flexible frame for maximum comfort. VitalSleep comes in two sizes and claims it can be worn with partial dentures.
The obnoxious sound that you make while sleeping is the result of trying to breathe through a partially obstructed airway. The obstruction is caused by the vibration taking place because soft tissues are too close.
If you are newly being introduced to the topic of snoring and mouthpieces, you may not know yet that when you fall asleep, your tongue collapses into your throat. Soft tissues are then close enough together to touch in some people. As you breathe and air is forced through a vibration is resulted. The vibration causes the noise.
VitalSleep holds your lower jaw forward, which in return helps keep your airway clear while you sleep. Not only does this eliminate the snoring sound, it also promotes a more restful night of sleep, so you can wake up feeling refreshed.
I ordered a regular size VitalSleep for me and a small one for my wife. I like that the website is secured with a Norton Shopping Guarantee, and that the company ships products the same day orders are received, when ordered before 3 pm.
When the mouthpieces arrived, I cleaned them right away. They only require that you use a toothbrush and toothpaste, but it is recommended to deep clean with a denture tablet once a week. As I suspected, cleaning required a little more effort than other products because of all the gaps. The tiny crevices used for the lower jaw adjustment were the trickiest. The mouthpiece is certainly not hard to clean, but I would not want bacteria building up in those tiny crevices. The gaps in the design are pretty easy to clean, but I still don't really see the point of them.
We customized our mouthpieces using the boil-and-bite technique, and then put them in the cases that were included until bedtime.
VitalSleep is pretty comfortable. It actually looks a little bulkier than it fits. My wife really loved the way her device fit. Sometimes, the one-size-fits-all products are a little invasive in her mouth, but this small one was perfect for her. The included hex tool did make it easy to adjust the lower jaw positioning. I advanced mine for maximum offset while my wife moved her lower tray to the midway point. Having a tool to keep tabs of didn't thrill me. I could see that thing getting lost with time.
The next morning we both felt energized. Our teenage son said neither one of us snored. My wife said her jaw felt great. Mine was a little sore, but I did advance the lower jaw to the maximum placement. I got out the tool and made a little adjustment, so it would be ready that evening. I cleaned both devices and stored them in their included cases.
One the second morning, my jaw was significantly less sore with the new placement setting. It was my wife's turn to clean the mouthpieces, and she had the same complaint about all the crevices. We both agreed that maybe we were being too petty. After all, we had tried several mouthpieces prior to this and may have been a little spoiled by the lower maintenance design. We continued to wear VitalSleep for seven days, and it was effective the entire time.
When you look at VitalSleep, you probably assume it is going to be expensive considering the design is adjustable and customizable, and it comes with a hex tool and case. I would expect to pay well over $100 for this one.
Surprisingly, VitalSleep is $59.95 or $99.95 for two. Regular piece is one for $99.95, so this is quite a deal. Shipping is $7.95 for USPS First Class mail, and it arrives in four to five days. Shipping is $9.95 International Airmail, and arrives in 7 to 10 days.
VitalSleep is backed by a 30-day money back guarantee, so there's minimal risk. Also, replacements (including shipping) are free for an entire year. That's an unusual guarantee for an over-the-counter snoring device.
I found VitalSleep to be comfortable and effective. It didn't "fill" my mouth like bulkier products, and I appreciate that the lower jaw can be adjusted. However, cleaning is a little more of a process. Although I don't understand the point of the gaps cut into the design, they didn't irritate the gums like I expected.
It's a quality product at a fair price, and the fact that it has a 1 year warranty for free replacements is a huge bonus. If you want to try one of my favorite MADs, check out my ZQuiet review and Zyppah review. Should you be interested in venturing away from the MAD design, I recommend Good Morning Snore Solution (GMSS).
It's a tongue retaining device (TRD), so it accomplishes the same goal by using a different approach. Learn more about the difference in my Good Morning Snore Solution review.
With snoring that has plagued me my entire adult life, I consider myself a connoisseur of anti snoring devices. And, I always look forward to trying the latest anti-snoring mouthpieces that come on the market.
When I first heard about the VitalSleep snoring mouthpiece, I was intrigued at its innovative design, but uncertain of how comfortably it would fit. I was also slightly skeptical based on the appearance of the device.
About the VitalSleep Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece
When first reading the product description, I found the VitalSleep mouthpiece to be promising. One of its primary features is its adjustability - notably, no other affordable device on the market today is adjustable besides SnoreRx, which comes in at a higher price point.
This version of the VitalSleep device is the 2018 model. However, searching around online I could not find out much information about what the new features were, and how it compared with previous models.
The VitalSleep device has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in preventing or reducing snoring. Getting the FDA stamp of approval is a lengthy process, with several on-site visits, extensive paperwork, and documentation.The device is made in the USA from medical grade materials, and it is BPA and latex free.
Vital Sleep Coupon Code
Use the coupon "SNORINGHQ15" to get a 15% discount on your Vital Sleep.
Use the coupon "FREESHIP" to get free shipping on your Vital Sleep order.
Comparing the VitalSleep to Its Competitors
Of course, the major brand name competitors such as Zyppah and SnoreRx both have FDA Clearance for snoring, which puts them at a considerable advantage in the eyes of many consumers. Additionally, Good Morning Snore Solution and SleepTight have received FDA Clearance for use with sleep apnea.
In most respects, this product is like the SnoreRx anti-snoring mouthpiece. However, unlike with the SnoreRx, on this device, the adjustability is not built into the device itself. Instead, it adjusts easily with a small hex tool that is included with purchase.
Price is one of its major competitive advantages VitalSleep has over the competition. Its price reflects the fact that no FDA approval has been received. It is 30-40% cheaper than the comparable brand name devices.
My Experience with the VitalSleep Mouthpiece
As soon as I received the device, I noticed it was made of thermoplastic and needed to be molded before I could wear it. I followed the instructions and completed the boil-and-bite process - this part was quite simple. You place the device in water that has boiled for about 90-seconds, pull it out and wait a few seconds, then bite down with the arrow on the device facing up.
At first, it didn’t feel comfortable enough to wear for any length of time, so I tired the boil-and-bite method again, with the water at a rolling boil, which customized it to my mouth better. Vitalsleep comes with a tool to adjust the lower tray. This tool is very small and easily misplaced.
Unlike my experience with some of the tongue restraining devices – which took me weeks or months to become accustomed – I became used to wearing this device very quickly. I could successfully use this mouthpiece the first night of testing, but I’m used to sleeping with a device in my mouth - because I test them all the time! First-time users might require a few nights to become accustomed to wearing it.
The air hole on the front of the device is huge - the biggest I’ve ever seen, which makes breathing easier. Also, swallowing isn’t a problem with the VitalSleep, nor is drooling which is very common when wearing a MAD.
Comparing SnoreRx, zQuiet, and Zyppah Devices with the VitalSleep
SnoreRx and the VitalSleep are similar devices, and anyone who sleeps well with one would sleep well with the other. The main differences are that VitalSleep requires a small hex tool to be adjusted and has not received FDA clearance, yet.
The VitalSleep has an advantage over the Zyppah because the latter is not adjustable, which is a huge shortcoming. The sizing of the Zyppah will only work on the mouths of a select few. Zyppah also includes a TRD which, though purported to be a helpful anti-snoring feature, makes it more uncomfortable to wear and harder to swallow.
The zQuiet is also not adjustable, and it only comes in two sizes. If these sizes don’t work for you, then, unfortunately, you’re out of luck. With the VitalSleep, it fits everyone. Moreover, while the zQuiet doesn’t have many features, this appeals to some people. As with most devices in this range, you can try it for 30 days to see if it works for you.
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Overall, A Great Device
Overall, this is an excellent device to help stop snoring.; it worked for me. The company offers a device sized for women, too which is excellent news for female snorers.
The design is excellent, and the appliance is comfortable and effective. Using the boil-and-bite method, you can customize it for your mouth and adjust it even further using the tool provided. The air hole in the front is a great feature which allows you to breathe comfortably.
One issue I experienced was that the device felt loose while I was wearing it. As a result, I was worried it could fall out during sleep. And I misplaced the hex tool.
I had the VitalSleep on the lowest setting, and still, my jaw protrudes out pretty far. It would be extremely uncomfortable for me to wear this on anything but the lowest setting. So, the adjustability may not be suitable for all buyers.
As of August, 2019 the price of the VitalSleep is $99.95. It is one of the lowest-cost adjustable snore guards.
Yes, there a 60-day return policy if the device does not work for you.
With 4.5 stars on reviews, the VitalSleep has a high success rate for decreasing snoring. Users that do not adapt to using the device never see snoring reduction.
At the great sale price of $69.95, free same day shipping, 60-day money back guarantee and a one-year warranty this product is worth a try!
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 are considering Snore Eliminator, chances are good that it is the low price that has piqued your curiosity. The price is definitely budget-friendly, but for just a bit more you can get a product that is more comfortable, effective, and durable. VitalSleep is $59.95, but it is by far the better option.
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.