VitalSleep anti-snore mouthpiece is one of the many anti-snore devices on the market. With so many of these devices out there it can seem confusing to know which one to try, so it’s important to research the features of each device to make sure to get the best personal fit.
How does VitalSleep work?
Snoring is caused by a partial obstruction of the airway. While sleeping, any loose tissue in the airway vibrates with the movement of air when breathing, and this is what causes the sound of snoring. By gently lifting the jaw forward during sleep, VitalSleep can open the airway to reduce or eliminate snoring.
Customizing the device
VitalSleep is a boil and bite device which creates a personalized, custom fit for its user.
The device arrives packaged in a box with a plastic case, instruction booklet, and hex key for making adjustments. Before personalizing the device it helps to read through the step-by-step instructions and prepare the materials needed to create the customized impression.
The materials needed to customize the device are water and a pot, a timer, tongs, and two large coffee mugs. The easy-to-read instructions walk you through preparing and fitting your mouthpiece. After heating and customizing the device it should fit comfortably in your mouth. Impressions for each individual tooth may not show up after fitting, but the instructions state that is normal.
Getting used to wearing the device and making adjustments
Sleeping with a new device in the mouth can take some getting used to. Drooling is likely to happen in the beginning, as well as some soreness. This can go away over a period of a few days.
It is recommended by the manufacturer to start by sleeping with the device in neutral position for the first few days of wearing. This will help you get accustomed to sleeping with it in your mouth. After the first few days, if it is not reducing snoring in this position, you may begin adjusting it to help open your airway. Turning each screw clockwise with the hex key will bring the bottom of the device forward. Make sure to adjust both sides equally. If snoring does not seem to be reduced enough, it is recommended to continue adjusting the bottom half forward in small increments.
Cleaning and storage
It is recommended to clean the device after each use by rinsing it with cold water and brushing it with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Dry it and store it in the plastic case it comes with. The instructions also mention VitalSleep can be soaked in denture cleaner.
Comfort of VitalSleep
For being a device that’s worn in the mouth during sleep, VitalSleep seems pretty comfortable. Not only is the fit customized, it has a flexible frame and enlarged opening making it easy on nighttime mouth-breathers.
What makes VitalSleep different from other mandibular advancement devices?
Unlike many of its competitors, VitalSleep offers a 60-day, money back guarantee.
- According to the website, VitalSleep offers free replacements for a full year for any reason at all.
- Not only does it offer a custom fit, it comes in two different sizes, regular and small. The small is 10 percent smaller than the regular size and is recommended for women.
- A purchase comes with a free e-book titled “33 Tips To Reclaim a Good Night’s Sleep.”
- The device comes with a hex tool to make small, incremental adjustments to fit your needs. It can adjust the lower jaw forward up to 7mm.
- Because of its hinged technology, it allows you to open and close your mouth up to 25 degrees, which adds to the comfort
- VitalSleep can last over 2 years depending on how often it is used, which is longer than many anti-snore devices. If needs to be replaced within the first year for any reason, it will be replaced for free.
- Buyers are protected by the Norton Shopping Guarantee for peace of mind when purchasing
- VitalSleep is made in the USA
- It is BPA-free (BPA is a chemical found in many plastics that has been linked to serious health conditions).
- Made with FDA-approved medical grade materials
How long VitalSleep last?
VitalSleep seems to be durable, with the ability to last over 2 years depending on the frequency of use. As already mentioned, free replacements are given during the first year.
Cost of VitalSleep
The regular price for a VItalSleep mouthpiece is $79.95, or two devices for $139.95, with $7.95 for 3-5 day delivery. The company does offer military discounts. Current sale price: $59.95
As mentioned earlier, VitalSleep offers a 60-day money back guarantee, free replacements for a whole year for any reason, and free size exchanges.
Currently, free shipping is being offered with code NEWORDER.
Who should try VitalSleep?
If you are an adult who snores, VitalSleep may be right for you. However, do not use VitalSleep if you have (or may have):
- Central sleep apnea
- Any respiratory disorder, including emphysema or asthma
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TJD), or any jaw pain
- Braces, retainers, or recent dental implants
The manufacturer does warn that this device may have some side effects such as tooth movement and changes in bite, soreness in mouth and jaw, excessive salivation, and obstruction of oral breathing.
Side effects for VitalSleep seem to be similar to most of the other anti-snore mouthpieces it competes with, and in many cases they are out-weighed by the benefits.
When choosing a device, it’s important to look at the features of each device and how it will benefit you and your needs. Finding the right device can greatly reduce or even eliminate snoring, which can result in a good night’s sleep, more daytime energy, and happier partners