on the 29th Aug 2017
I bought this product on the recommendation of the BSSAA website self assessment test. When it arrived I was intrigued at its simple design and thought it unlikely that what effectively looked like a plastic gum shield could stop my snoring. It works by restricting the air flow through the mouth during sleep, thus reducing vibration in the throat that causes snoring, forcing me to breathe through the nose instead. I have to say I was apprehensive about reducing airflow during sleep, in case I had an episode of apnoea where, so my wife says, I stop breathing then suddenly come up for air with an horrendous noise, as if I've been holding breath underwater. Anyway long story short the device did not work, my wife said I still snored although the noise was reduced. After a few days I bit through the plastic due to my bruxism - I was fairly concerned that I would swallow a broken piece of the plastic in my sleep and choke so I threw the thing away. Surprising to see many positive reviews for this product but maybe it does work for some, just not me.
Concept is good but too small
on the 18th May 2013
After a serious neck injury, I have had to sleep on my back, and I snore with my mouth open. The snore guard concept is good but it is far too small. I've persevered with it but in the rare times it stays in place I find I'm breathing around it with my mouth open, and making worse whistling noise than the snoring, but most of the time it falls into my mouth or falls out entirely. The distance from the top of the guard to the tag that goes between the teeth is OK, but the distance from tag to the bottom of the guard needs to be 1.5 - 2 cms longer, so you can just close your lips, but the teeth are apart. It also needs to be 3 - 4 cms wider so it goes well into the cheeks. It ought to be provided bigger and then trimmed to fit. I've chucked it out - Expensive experiment.
Didn't work for Me
on the 29th Mar 2013
I found the product relatively comfortable, and at first thought it had reduced my snoring, because I wasn't waking myself up as often. However as my husband and I have separate rooms because of my snoring, I hadn't really tested it. A few days after starting to use it we had to share a hotel room and unfortunately my husband said my snoring was just as bad. Back to the drawing board.
Somni Snore Guard
on the 11th Mar 2013
I purchased this product after having done research about various "cures" for snoring. This product had some decent reviews and some of the promotional information claims a 76% success rate. The mouthpiece was comfortable once fitted and it didn´t take long to get used to sleeping with it; however, this device did not work for me and so I will have to look for some other method to reduce my snoring.
on the 1st Aug 2012
I bought this not because I was a snorer but because I have always slept with my mouth open and wake up, normally several times during the night, with a dry mouth. I also grind my teeth and get jaw ache. I thought by having this to force me to breathe through my nose and the guard in my mouth would help me to stop grinding. I used this with the attitude that it was not going to be a miracle cure and that I would need to persevere if it was going to help me. My main problem was getting the guard to stay up on the top of mouth. I reshaped it several times to get to right and reviewed your video on how to fit it correctly. But I could not get it to stay there and would wake up with it just dangling in my mouth and I would be breathing over the top of it. I even bought some denture fixative and tried that. These kept it in place but have ever tried to get fixative out from between your teeth every morning? I stuck with the guard for about 10 days but gave up. The idea of this is great but practically I could not get it to work for me.
Somni Snore Guard
on the 3rd Oct 2011
Liked; easy instructions, ease of fit. Getting used to it was not difficult after a couple of nights. Tried it now for four weeks. However partner (victim of my snoring) reports no real improvment. Giving it up as a bad job / kit.
on the 9th Feb 2010
I have chronic rhinitis and sinusitis and constantly keep my husband awake - while I sleep very soundly. The snore guard only took a few days to get used to and I am persevering with it but I am still relegated to the spare room as it hasn't really made much difference. I snore in whichever position I am in - on my side, on my front and on my back. Sorry - I really wanted this to work but it just didn't.