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
In control of snoring
on the 25th Apr 2016
Purchased the Somnoguard SP Soft 9 months ago but kept putting off the fitting (it's a male thing)! Partner started threatening me with excommunication if I did not act promptly last week (for obvious reasons). Fitting was easy, needed a couple of minor adjustments over the following few days (plastic was rubbing against gums). Minor discomfort for first few nights but already sleeping much more soundly and no Apnoea since fitting. Partner also sleeping better and very happy with results.
on the 2nd Apr 2016
I bought this for my husband who snores. We now both get a whole nights sleep. He used to snort loudly in between snoring, wake me up (and himself) then roll over and continue snoring whilst I'd lay awake listening to him for hours. With this device he is quiet and the odd night when he forgets to wear it sure enough he is snoring loudly again. Would highly recommend for anyone to buy this as a present for their partner if they snore.
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.
on the 26th Jul 2015
I have slight sleep apnoea and have previously used CPAP for about 5 years but never got on well with it. My hospital consultant suggested I tried a MAD device. The SomnoGuard device has certainly stopped me snoring - so my wife tells me - so its a winner there. It takes a few days to get used to having something in the mouth for a full night but after about a fortnight no problem. I have no hesitation in recommending the SomnoGuard to other sufferers.
on the 30th Apr 2015
Well, it does work and that's the main thing. It's not nice to have a mouth full of plastic but you do get quite used to it. I have to use a chin strap with the guard as occasionally my mouth opens in the night. I found it quite difficult to attach and remove the extension strips. I am thinking of upgrading to the more expensive but less intrusive version.
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.
Works for me
on the 14th Jul 2014
A bit of background: I recorded my snoring using a free app on my iPad to check that I wasn't showing signs of sleep apnea. The tests on this website weren't totally conclusive as the result was mixed causes. I tried a variety of the less expensive solutions, e.g. Nasal strips, but they didn't help. The nasal strips just sprang off my nose, I think they must be designed for larger men's noses. Then I paid to see a consultant who said the options were an operation costing about £4000 which should reduce the snoring by about 75% but would then gradually become less effective, or have a mouth guard fitted, which he assured me would work.I decided to go down the DIY route, especially as we were going on an expensive holiday quite soon. I found the video showing how to fit the guard very helpful, even though it was for a slightly different product. I perhaps wasn't brave enough when cutting off the excess material, but it has been ok.It has worked well for me. My partner will sleep through anything for the first part of the night, so I just put it in when I get up for the toilet, usually about 3am. It didn't take too long to get used to but I'm not so keen on the dribbling. The worst bit is taking it in and out of my mouth as it is quite large. I feel quite lucky that I only need to wear it for part of the night, so I can still have a drink of water when I get up for the toilet and it doesn't pull on my teeth as much. I've been using it for about 6 months now.A word of caution, when I first put the little bars on, I didn't realise that there are two sets of different sizes so I ended up putting a different length bar on each side initially. Good luck!
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.