on the 24th Apr 2018
It does work - which is great. However, be warned it is very hard to set up and very uncomfortable to wear. After three weeks I still can’t wear it for the whole night. But like I say, it does stop snoring!
Not meeting our expectations.
on the 13th Apr 2018
I have bought a SomnoGuard SP Soft for my husband. He had previously used a SomnoGuard AP device and had not been impressed with it. Hence, we decided to try a different model. Currently he has been using the SonmoGuard SP Soft for a few weeks now, on the maximum advancement of 10mm. Unfortunately the device has not stopped his snoring. What is more, the plastic bands are hard to fit on and they started to bow outwards already during the first night. This made us concerned that they would snap pretty soon. For this reason my husband started attaching a second band on each side, in a crossing position, to make the connection between the plates stronger. The problem is, that he needs take the extra bands off in the morning in order to clean the space between the plates and then play with them at night again.
on the 23rd Feb 2018
I tried this because i was travelling and could not use my CPAP where i was going. I found fitting it was quite difficult and frightening. Once fitted it took a long time trying to fiddle with the band's to get the right setting, and this was hard work as they are very a very tight for into the nipples and I worried I would break the device. Building up tolerance was very slow and I can still only use it for a couple of hours. Sadly i still find I am waking and snoring so possibly the mandibular advancement device is not for me..... An expensive fail possibly but better than nothing if CPAP is not possible. It is very bulky in the mouth. I would love something which is less intrusive.
Expensive, but it works.
on the 14th Jun 2012
I started out using a much cheaper MAD, which worked very well, but was very uncomfortable, as all the pressure is taken on the front teeth. I got fed up with them hurting every time I tried to bite into anything, so initially I tried a Somnoguard AP, as I liked the idea of the infinite adjustment. I hadn't reckoned on the fact that the adjustment mechanism would keep my mouth sufficiently open that I couldn't keep my lips closed when asleep. It made my snoring worse, and was a hugely expensive disaster. I went back to my cheap MAD, but eventually could stand it no longer, and forced myself to try the Somnoguard SP. This one works (although not as well as my cheap MAD), and cures the problem with the front teeth as the load is spread evenly over both jaws. So, it works OK, but I think it is grotesquely overpriced, and they're even too mean to include a few more bits of plastic so that it could be adjusted in 1mm increments instead of 2mm.
Somnoguard SP Soft
on the 2nd Feb 2011
I am still getting used to this product, as I find that it has aggravated a tooth problem, resulting in toothache. I shall be consulting my dentist about the fitting, as we found this quite difficult to do. I have a small bite, which might be a problem. I am using this device to cut down on snoring, and on the advice of an ENT consultant. In many ways I find it an extreme measure for such a problem, but obviously my husband suffers more from the snoring than I do, so I will try to persevere!
on the 30th Jun 2010
I suffer from sleep apnia and normally used a CPAP machine. I decided to try the new MAD whilst travelling to Prague. I had little difficulty forming it and although I do have teeth irregularities each piece was quite a tight fit. However, I haven't managed to use it for more than a couple of hours sleep (although this could be beneficial). For me there appear to be two problems. The centre points of each set of teeth do not naturally line up. That places a twisting action on the straps. I also have a tendency to sleep with my mouth open. For me, what was a tight fitting on the teeth when I started sleep was very slack when I woke and the devices had parted from my teeth. I have tried the device and two nights with the same effect. I also suffered from some jaw joint pain on one side, probably due to me teeth non alignment.