SomnoGuard SP Soft mandibular
on the 6th May 2018
Having used the SomnoGuard 3 (£39.99) quite successfully for a few years I thought I'd give the SomnoGuard SP Soft mandibular a go. Yes it's more expensive, more difficult to fit (it took me 3 attempts) and awkward to fit the connecting strips, but I found the end result much better. I now often wake up with the guard still in place, when previously I would remove it in my sleep in the early hours. It's more comfortable and seems to work better.
Tomed somnoguard SP soft
on the 27th Feb 2018
Easy fitting with simple adjustment of degree of mandibular advancement. Not too bulky in the mouth and possible to move jaw and breath through mouth a little. It works!
on the 5th Feb 2018
I was sceptical but took the plunge having been told my snoring wasn’t acceptable and that I was stopping breathing. Very easy to mould; takes a bit of setting correctly and getting used to, but night sweats stopped immediately and am now sleeping more soundly than I have for years.
Works well for me
on the 27th Feb 2017
I previously tried a cheaper product from another manufacturer to see if an advancement device would work for me in principle.I found that the cheaper item worked, but that it was hard to get a consistent fit.So... I took the plunge and bought one of these. I had to make two attempts at moulding the device to get a good fit, but now that I've got a good fit it stays in well. The fact that it allows a fair bit of jaw movement up/down and side-to-side makes it more comfortable than the cheaper device I tried. I initially tried the suggested default advancement setting, but found I had to increase the advancement by one notch to fix my snoring problem. It works for me, anyway.
Expensive but Works Quite Well
on the 29th Jun 2016
The MAD was recommended to me by my consultant as he reckoned that an operation was quite painful and wasn't guaranteed to work or, may only last 6 months. He advised against getting a very cheap device as you get what you pay for. I thought this device was a little on the expensive side but was prepared to take a gamble rather than being poked in the ribs every night.It took quite a bit of preparation and careful reading of the instructions to get the fitment correct but its worth it in the long run. The good thing about this device is that you can adjust it if you were ever unfortunate to lose one or more teeth etc. After a couple of months of using this product I'm still trying to determine the correct adjustment to stop snoring completely but on a more positive note, my ribs are no longer bruised.It's not easy to remove and replace the adjustment bars but there are a good varying length of bars to chose from until you get the adjustment right. It may seem a little uncomfortable when first using the MAD but you get used to it over a period of time and sometimes you forget you are wearing it.I don't know if any other users have experienced the same problem as myself but sometimes I may wake up in the early hours with a dry mouth. If this happens I go to the bathroom and give the MAD a rinse under the cold tap. It generally works well then until time to wake up.If I had to estimate how often it worked I'd hazard a guess at 9 nights out of 10
on the 17th Aug 2015
I have tried everything's not the market, literally everything, including surgery in Harley St without success. I am not overweight, 6ft and 83kgs, have a good diet and get exercise but snore like a raging bull. Until now that is. This mouth guard actually works! It takes a few goes to get the right fitting but start off with a comfortable setting then increase the length of strip you use until the snoring stops. Still a bit of discomfort in the morning but this passes within 30 mins or so. I use Snorelab on an iPhone to record and measure my snoring during the night and my score has dropped from an average of 40 down to 3!I don't have to worry about waking my partner as I have been single for a few years now, my snoring was a major factor in our marriage collapsing. Since then I had not pursued a relationship for fear my snoring would put someone off, but now I am thinking about trying again as I stand a chance of not getting thumped in the chest in the middle of the night, at least not because I was snoring! :-)
Tomed SomnoGuard SP Soft
on the 12th Aug 2015
I have been using the Tomed SomnoGuard SP Soft for about five to six weeks now. I have found it very helpful. According to my wife, my snoring and sleep apnoea have stopped completely and I certainly feel less sleepy during the day and have more energy.It is a bit bulky in the mouth and takes a few nights to get used to it but essentially I was sleeping through the night and not not noticing it until waking by the third or fourth night. Occasionally the lower mandibular part slips off the teeth and needs repositioning despite my having remoulded it. The initial moulding process for both upper and lower parts is straightforward but I needed a couple of attempts to gauge the correct side arm lengths to position the lower jaw relative to the upper. The moulding is soft and comfortable despite its bulk in the mouth. Cleaning it is also straightforward. It is difficult to sense how long it will last - there is very little if any wear at the moment and I would be surprised if it did not last several months to a year. There are spare side arms. Provided it does last about a year it it is reasonable value and will be more than worth the expense.
Tomed SomnoGuard SP Soft
on the 8th Jan 2015
I much prefer this to my old Tomed SomnoGuard AP, which had a screw and which I found hard to breath through. The Tomed SomnoGuard SP Soft is much more flexible in my mouth and easier to breath through. But both are effective at reducing my snoring when I use them. The problem does not disappear entirely, but my wife finds my snoring much better than normal - if I keep it in all night! These devices aren't 100% perfect - I wish I didn't need one in my mouth. But I do need one. And if I use it all night I get a better night's sleep, my wife gets a better night's sleep, and I am far less likely to have to go to the spare bedroom to avoid keeping her awake.So getting one of these devices is money well spent.
Tomed Somnoguard SP Soft
on the 5th Jul 2014
Very expensive for what it is, but this device has worked fantastically well for me so the extra price has been worth paying. I used to snore badly and suffered from interrupted breathing in my sleep leading to daytime headaches, sleepiness at work and very poor concentration. Despite this I did not score highly enough on my GP's sleep apnoea test to be referred to a sleep clinic. So I tried this. For me it was an absolute requirement to be able to breathe through my mouth, so I did not try any of the cheaper alternatives. It took a while to get used to, but from the start I stopped snoring and slept properly, so that life during the day has been transformed. After nearly a year the device is still in good shape.
Best device I have tried
on the 28th May 2014
Having tried a few one piece MAD's the difference in these and the SomnoGuard SP soft is considerable. The moulding process and fit is pretty straightforward and allows you to have a device that is moulded to both the upper and lower teeth, which does make it more comfortable than one piece "boil and bite" devices. The two piece device also allows some mouth breathing, the previous devices I have tried made me sound like Darth Vader and that got the thumbs down from my other half. So does it work? It has stopped me snoring completely and I wake up feeling more refreshed. I also used to suffer with morning headaches (especially after alcohol) and these have gone. For me this has been worth the money on its own. Having used the device for a few weeks the lower jaw fitting is starting to loosen and I can feel a refit coming on. Finally it is expensive for what is in essence a couple of high tech mouth guards but they do work and I will back for another one when this one wears out.