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Why do I snore?

The main cause of snoring is relaxed muscle tension in the back of the throat, which can lead to a narrowing of the airways and the vibrations of relaxed muscle tissue. Another cause of snoring is congestion of the nasal passages which can limit or block airflow through the nose. This can be due to colds, allergies or a blocked nose, which forces you to breathe through your mouth and can lead to snoring.  Lifestyle factors such as drinking alcohol, smoking, and being overweight can all make you more likely to snore. You can find out more detailed information about the causes of snoring and how to prevent it here.

How do I know if I have sleep apnoea?

Sleep apnoea can be difficult to diagnose. Some people suffer from sleep apnoea and never even suspect that they have the condition. One main signs of sleep apnoea is loud snoring, but not everybody who snores has sleep apnoea.  You may be suffering from sleep apnoea if you snore and stop breathing in your sleep, or wake up tired (even after 8 hours sleep). When you experience an episode of apnoea during sleep, you will usually wake up with a loud snore or snort.

How is sleep apnoea diagnosed?

If you believe you may be suffering from sleep apnoea, we would advise you to visit your Doctor. For sleep apnoea to be formally diagnosed, you must undergo a sleep study. This is usually done overnight at a sleep clinic. Doctors will assess you overnight to see whether you have pauses in your breathing during sleep, and how frequent these pauses are. You can then be prescribed the correct treatment for you. You can find out more information about how sleep apnoea is diagnosed here.

Can I still drive if I have sleep apnoea?

This depends on how severe your sleep apnoea is, and whether you have symptoms like daytime sleepiness that could have an impact on your ability to drive safely. When you are formally diagnosed with sleep apnoea, your Doctor will tell you whether or not you need to stop driving and inform the DVLA. You can find out more about the regulations surrounding sleep apnoea and driving here.

Why is this Snoreeze Oral Device different from my old one?

If you had previously bought a Snoreeze Oral Device from us before August 2016, you will have noticed that the design has now changed. Over the past few years our Research and Development team have been working to develop the best Oral Device possible; learning from customer feedback and scientific research. The new Snoreeze Oral Device works on the same principle as the old one, but with improved comfort, usability, and functionality. You can learn more about the new Snoreeze Oral Device and how it works here.

How does the Snoreeze Oral Device work?

The Snoreeze Oral Device is an adjustable, ‘boil-and-bite’ mouthpiece that gently holds your jaw in the correct position or moves it forward slightly while you sleep.  This helps to increase your airway opening, improving the airflow into your lungs and allowing for quiet breathing while you sleep. You can find out more about the Snoreeze Oral Device and the features that make it unique here.

Will the Snoreeze Oral Device stop my snoring?

The Snoreeze Oral Device is designed to reduce or stop even the loudest snoring.  It be gently holding your jaw in the right position, to keep your airway open and stop it from collapsing. This reduces the vibrations that make the snoring noise and helps you to breathe easily and quietly during sleep. You can find out more about how the Snoreeze Oral Device stops snoring here.

What if the Snoreeze Oral Device does not stop my snoring on the first night?

Many people find that wearing the Oral Device so that their jaw is in its natural position (as you do on the first few nights you use it) is enough to prevent their snoring. However, the fitting of the Snoreeze Oral Device is different for everyone.  If after using your Snoreeze Oral Device for 2-3 nights you continue to snore, you should adjust the screws on the Oral Device. These screws are turned clockwise to adjust the Oral Device equally on both sides. This positions the lower jaw in a slightly forward position, aiming to open your airway and help you breathe easily and quietly. You can find a step-by-step instruction video showing you how to adjust your Snoreeze Oral Device to the perfect setting for you here.

Will the Snoreeze Oral Device relieve my sleep apnoea?

Mouthpieces like the Snoreeze Oral Device are sometimes known as Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs). <a href=”LINK/”>There is substantial evidence showing that these devices are very successful at treating mild to moderate sleep apnoea.</a> We would advise speaking to your Doctor to see whether the Snoreeze Oral Device would be suitable to treat your particular sleep apnoea problem.

What if the Snoreeze Oral Device does not relieve my sleep apnoea on the first night?

Many people find that wearing their Oral Device so that their jaw is in its natural position (as you do on the first few nights you use it) is enough to provide relief from sleep apnoea. However, the fitting of the Snoreeze Oral Device is different for everyone.  If after using your Snoreeze Oral Device for 2-3 nights you continue to suffer with sleep apnoea, you should adjust the screws on the Oral Device. These screws are used to adjust the Oral Device equally on both sides, aiming to position the lower jaw in a slightly forward position. You can find a step-by-step instruction video showing you how to adjust your Snoreeze Oral Device to the perfect setting for you here. If your symptoms persist after adjusting the Snoreeze Oral Device gradually to the furthest setting, we would recommend that you visit your Doctor. It may be that your problem is severe and requires an alternative treatment.

How do I mould the Snoreeze Oral Device?

The Snoreeze Oral Device is a boil-and-bite mouthpiece that can be moulded at home in under 5 minutes. The Oral Device has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible, and the box contains a detailed instruction leaflet with pictures to illustrate each stage of the moulding process. You can find a step-by-step instruction video showing you how to mould and fit your Snoreeze Oral Device perfectly to your mouth here.

What if I mould the Snoreeze Oral Device incorrectly or it becomes loose over time?

If you do not mould your Snoreeze Oral Device correctly, or it becomes loose fitting over time, it is possible to re-mould the device.  There is no maximum number of times the Snoreeze Oral Device can be re-moulded. However, as the device is made of plastic, it may start to lose its integrity after the 3rd or 4th time of moulding.  This would be the time to consider purchasing a new one.

Is the Snoreeze Oral Device adjustable?

Unlike lots of other mouthpieces you can buy, the Snoreeze Oral Device is fully adjustable. Some other mouthpieces are fixed, while others are adjustable by 4 or 5 settings. This means that if none of these few positions are right for you, the mouthpiece will not be comfortable. The Snoreeze Oral Device allows you to adjust it by hand a little at a time, so that you can find the perfect position for you.

How do I adjust the Snoreeze Oral Device?

The Snoreeze Oral Device is adjusted by hand using the screws on each side of the bottom tray. You can find a step-by-step instruction video showing you how to adjust your Snoreeze Oral Device to the correct setting for you here.

I have adjusted the Snoreeze Oral Device too far forwards, what can I do?

Don’t worry. Adjusting the lower tray of the Oral Device to move it backwards is simple. Our adjustment video shows you how to adjust your Snoreeze Oral Device both forwards and backwards.

My teeth hurt when I take the Snoreeze Oral Device out in the morning. Is this normal?

When you first start to use a mouthpiece like the Snoreeze Oral Device, you might find that your teeth feel tender or sensitive. This is completely normal. If you bite down hard on your Oral Device while you sleep, or grind your teeth at night, you may experience some tooth discomfort in the morning. In most cases, this tooth discomfort will be temporary and should be reduced within an hour or two of waking and taking the Oral Device out of your mouth. Persevering with the use of your Oral Device should reduce any tooth discomfort, as over a few days or weeks your body should get used to you wearing the mouthpiece. If your tooth discomfort persists for longer than 2 weeks, or doesn’t go away a few hours after removing the Oral Device from your mouth, we would recommend discontinuing use.

My jaw hurts when I take the Snoreeze Oral Device out in the morning. Is this normal?

The first few times you use a mouthpiece like the Snoreeze Oral Device, your jaw might feel a little sore in the morning. This is fairly common as your jaw is being held in the correct position overnight. You may also experience slight jaw discomfort if you adjust your Oral Device into a more forward position. In most cases, this jaw discomfort is temporary and should be reduced within an hour or two of removing the Oral Device. Persevering with the use of your Oral Device should reduce any jaw discomfort, as over a few days or weeks your body should get used to you wearing the mouthpiece. If your jaw discomfort persists for longer than 2 weeks, or doesn’t go away a few hours after removing the Oral Device from your mouth, we would recommend discontinuing use.

Can I breathe through my mouth and nose when wearing the Snoreeze Oral Device?

Yes, you can sleep as you normally would do, breathing through your mouth or nose. Unlike many other snoring and sleep apnoea mouthpieces that only contain a small air hole to breathe through, the Snoreeze Oral Device allows full mouth movement, so you can open your mouth and breathe freely. If you usually struggle to breathe through your nose, using Snoreeze Nasal Strips or Snoreeze Nasal Spray together with your Oral Device could really help.

Can I sleep with my mouth open and use the Snoreeze Oral Device?

Yes, unlike many other snoring and sleep apnoea mouthpieces that have the top and bottom trays attached together, the Snoreeze Oral Device allows full mouth movement, so you can sleep with your mouth open.

Will the Snoreeze Oral Device fall out of my mouth during the night?

No, it shouldn’t do. The dual-layer design of the Snoreeze Oral Device means that the soft, mouldable layer of white plastic moulds snugly to your teeth. This provides a secure, yet comfortable fit and ensures that the Oral Device should stay in your mouth all night.

I keep taking the Snoreeze Oral Device out of my mouth while I am asleep. What should I do?

You might find that you manually remove the Oral Device from your mouth during the night a few times in the first few weeks of using it. This is because you are not used to sleeping with something in your mouth, so your natural instinct will be to take it out when you are half asleep! This should stop happening after the first week or two, so you should persist with wearing the Oral Device.

Is the Snoreeze Oral Device comfortable to wear?

Unlike many boil-and-bite mouthpieces, the Snoreeze Oral Device has an inner layer of soft, mouldable plastic. This plastic is comfortable while providing a snug fit, so the Oral Device stays in place all night, reducing the risk of rubbing and chafing. You may feel some minor discomfort when first using a mouthpiece like the Snoreeze Oral Device. This is because your body will take time to adjust to wearing the Oral Device. This discomfort should reduce over the first week or so of using your Oral Device.

How long will it take me to get used to wearing the Snoreeze Oral Device?

If you have never used a mouthpiece like the Snoreeze Oral Device before, or haven’t used one for a while, it can take some time for your body and mind to adapt. This is because you are not used to sleeping with something in your mouth. After using your Oral Device for the first week or so, you will begin to get used to it. After a few months of using the Oral Device, you will probably find it strange to try and sleep without it!

Can I use the Snoreeze Oral Device instead of my CPAP machine?

Mouthpieces like the Snoreeze Oral Device have been shown to be an effective treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnoea. If you have been prescribed CPAP treatment by your Doctor, we do not advise stopping treatment without first discussing things with them. If you feel you have sleep apnoea, you should speak to a Doctor and ask if they think the Snoreeze Oral Device would be suitable for you.

How do I clean the Snoreeze Oral Device?

We recommend you clean your Snoreeze Oral Device after each use, with cool water and a soft toothbrush. You may also use cleaning products specially designed for dentures from time to time (e.g. weekly) in order to remove staining and bacteria. To help keep your Oral Device clean, you can store it in the provided protective case.

How long does the Snoreeze Oral Device last?

How long your Snoreeze Oral Device will last will vary depending on several factors such as how often you use the device and how frequently or thoroughly you clean it. If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), the Oral Device should help with this, but may wear out more quickly. Typically, if a Snoreeze Oral Device is cleaned and looked after well, it can last up to 6 months, maybe even longer.

Does the Snoreeze Oral Device protect against grinding teeth and bruxism?

Although the Snoreeze Oral Device is not for the treatment of teeth grinding or bruxism, it does prevent the contact surfaces of the teeth making contact with each other, and may help reduce the effects of teeth grinding or bruxism.  The Snoreeze Oral Device’s dual-layer design means that soft, mouldable plastic surrounds your teeth, ensuring that it is comfortable to wear. But the outer layer of plastic is more robust and hard-wearing, helping to protect the Device from wear and tear. If you grind your teeth when you sleep, you may find that your Oral Device needs replacing more often than the recommended 6 months.

Does the Snoreeze Oral Device contain BPA or Latex?

No, the Snoreeze Oral Device is BPA and Latex free.

Can children use the Snoreeze Oral Device?

No, we do not recommend that anyone under the age of 18 uses the Snoreeze Oral Device, as children’s teeth and jaw are still developing. If your child snores or you believe they may be suffering from sleep apnoea, we would advise you to speak to their Doctor.

Can I use the Snoreeze Oral Device if I have missing teeth?

This depends on how many missing teeth you have, and which ones they are.  A few missing molars at the back of your mouth should be okay, but if you have several front teeth missing you may have problems using the Oral Device.  If you are unsure about whether the Snoreeze Oral Device is suitable for you, please consult your Dentist.

Can I use the Snoreeze Oral Device if I have crowns on my teeth?

If you have crowns, we do not recommend wearing an Oral Device without first consulting your dentist.  This is especially true if you have crowns on your front teeth, as these are the teeth that have the most pressure placed on them.  Please consult your dentist or orthodontist if you are unsure whether the Snoreeze Oral Device is suitable for you.

Can I use the Snoreeze Oral Device if I wear dentures?

The Snoreeze Oral Device can be used if your dentures are kept in the mouth while sleeping.  The Oral Device cannot be used if you have full dentures and these are removed while sleeping.

If you wear partial dentures and they are removed at night then you would need the majority of your front teeth and several of your rear teeth to be able to use the Snoreeze Oral Device. Please consult your dentist or orthodontist if you are unsure about whether the Snoreeze Oral Device is suitable for you.

Can I use the Snoreeze Oral Device if I have asthma?

We would advise against using the Snoreeze Oral Device if you suffer from a serious respiratory condition such as asthma or emphysema.

Can I use the Snoreeze Oral Device if I have a blocked nose or nasal congestion?

Yes, you can use the Snoreeze Oral Device if you have a blocked nose or nasal congestion, as you can still sleep with your mouth open and breathe through your mouth when wearing the mouthpiece.  If you are struggling to breathe through your nose because of nasal congestion, then you could try our Snoreeze Nasal Strips or Snoreeze Nasal Spray to help you breathe more easily through your nose.

Can I buy the Snoreeze Oral Device if I am not in the UK?

Yes. We ship the Snoreeze Oral Device from the UK to most countries across the world. You can find out more about delivery and shipping of the Snoreeze Oral Device here.

How long will it take for my Snoreeze Oral Device to arrive?

If you placed your order before 3pm, it should be despatched the same day from our UK office. Depending on where you are in the world it could be with you the very next day!

How does the Snoreeze money back guarantee work?

The Snoreeze Oral Device builds on more than 20 years’ knowledge and improvement of design of Oral Devices and we believe is the best product currently available. However, we are aware it might not suit everyone so we offer a 30 day money back guarantee.  Find out more about how to return your product to us here.

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Would you like to take a brief questionnaire to see your sleep aponea risk levels?

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Question One of Eight

Complete the following clinically approved screening questionnaire to find out if you are at risk of suffering from sleep apnoea.

Do you snore loudly? (Louder than talking, or loud enough to be heard through closed doors)

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Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during daytime?

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Gender - Are you male?

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Has anyone observed you stop breathing during your sleep?

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Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?

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Body Mass Index (BMI) more than 35?

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Are you over the age of 50?

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Question Eight of Eight

Is your neck circumference greater than: Male - 17" or 43cm? Female - 15" or 41cm?

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Question Eight of Eight

You are at
risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).