Expensive, but it works.
on the 14th Jun 2012
I started out using a much cheaper MAD, which worked very well, but was very uncomfortable, as all the pressure is taken on the front teeth. I got fed up with them hurting every time I tried to bite into anything, so initially I tried a Somnoguard AP, as I liked the idea of the infinite adjustment. I hadn't reckoned on the fact that the adjustment mechanism would keep my mouth sufficiently open that I couldn't keep my lips closed when asleep. It made my snoring worse, and was a hugely expensive disaster. I went back to my cheap MAD, but eventually could stand it no longer, and forced myself to try the Somnoguard SP. This one works (although not as well as my cheap MAD), and cures the problem with the front teeth as the load is spread evenly over both jaws. So, it works OK, but I think it is grotesquely overpriced, and they're even too mean to include a few more bits of plastic so that it could be adjusted in 1mm increments instead of 2mm.
Somnoguard SP Soft
on the 2nd Feb 2011
I am still getting used to this product, as I find that it has aggravated a tooth problem, resulting in toothache. I shall be consulting my dentist about the fitting, as we found this quite difficult to do. I have a small bite, which might be a problem. I am using this device to cut down on snoring, and on the advice of an ENT consultant. In many ways I find it an extreme measure for such a problem, but obviously my husband suffers more from the snoring than I do, so I will try to persevere!
on the 30th Jun 2010
I suffer from sleep apnia and normally used a CPAP machine. I decided to try the new MAD whilst travelling to Prague. I had little difficulty forming it and although I do have teeth irregularities each piece was quite a tight fit. However, I haven't managed to use it for more than a couple of hours sleep (although this could be beneficial). For me there appear to be two problems. The centre points of each set of teeth do not naturally line up. That places a twisting action on the straps. I also have a tendency to sleep with my mouth open. For me, what was a tight fitting on the teeth when I started sleep was very slack when I woke and the devices had parted from my teeth. I have tried the device and two nights with the same effect. I also suffered from some jaw joint pain on one side, probably due to me teeth non alignment.