Yet to be convinced
on the 27th Sep 2016
I took your snoring test, and the advice was that I should use a MAD, so I bought the SomnoGuard. Getting it set up was relatively straightforward. Having it in my mouth felt strange at first, but it did not stop me for too long from getting to sleep. When I awoke after a couple of hours, however, there was an ache in the joints of my lower jaw, and I could not easily get back to sleep again. I am trying to use it for longer periods, but it is not proving easy. So I tend to use it only for periods during nights on which my nose is more blocked than usual (I suffer with hay fever throughout the summer months). From my wife's point of view, it certainly stops me snoring while I have got it in; but wearing it is still giving me more disturbed sleep. I shall keep trying.
Tomed SomnoGuard AP
on the 9th Sep 2016
OK in most ways, but I could probably do with a bigger one. This was not offered, nor was there any guidance as to what size a medium mouth was. Sometimes causes salivating, and can slip out at night. Good that it arrives quickly, and is much faster than going through the hospital.
Mike De Souza
on the 29th Aug 2016
This arrived and was fairly easy to set up, if the instructions are followed to the letter, all the associated instruments are fairly small so you need to be careful not to 'lose' them. I have used the mouth guard for two weeks now. Although it started out reasonably well, in fact, better than the other two I bought, in the past few days, I have started to snore loudly again much to my wife's annoyance.I have made several small adjustments to increase the effectiveness of the mouth guard. The final adjustment I made started to put too much pressure on my teeth, so I had to revert back to a smaller adjustment. I will play around with the adjustments to see if there is a position that works best, and maybe re review it then.Not sure what other options I have, if this doesn't work. and my gut feel is, that the mouth guard will cease to be effective once my mouth gets used to the various adjustments I have made.
better than some others
on the 12th Jun 2015
the upper jaw part was easy to fit but it cannot be denied that i had difficulty getting a good fit on the lower jaw. the guard works when in place but does have a habit of not adhering to lower jaw so i start snoring again. the other problem is i will often find that if my jaw is able to move then the screw in the lower section will often be bent out of alignment. the repetitive straightening of this small screw is probably going to shorten its working life. i have tried other snore guards and this has been the best but by no means a total solution.
on the 18th Jan 2015
It has certainly reduced the snoring but is uncomfortable after a while, I have had to fit it 3 times. My experience is positive and I will work on weight loss to assist this.
on the 14th Jan 2013
Now 4 months after buying a Somnoguard device. Took a little time to get used to it and I probably use it once a week now, after a bad night. It works quite well, and my wife says she can tell when I'm using it. Instead of snoring I breathe differently. It's not very comfortable after a long time so I usually find I wake at about 4am and take it out, but by then I've had a reasonable sleep. Fitting takes much longer than it says, and it pays to follow the directions precisely. Keep the 'shavings' as they are useful for any re-fitting process. I fitted mine 4 times before I was satisfied. Overall something worth having, and I'm glad my doctor recommended it instead of a CPAP machine.
Tomed SomnoGuard AP
on the 25th Jan 2012
It definitely reduces or stops snoring! But it takes or week or so to get used to it. Unfortunately, recently I'm having pain in the lower teeth - I dont know if it is just me or need to remould or result of longer use??
on the 25th May 2011
Comfortably sits in the mouth when moulded correctly. Had a bit of ache in my jaw joints for the first few nights. In my case causes lots of salivation every night after putting in but it reduces later on. Reduces my snoring signifficantly BUT tends to slide off my top teeth during sleep even when newly remoulded as my mouth tends to open involuntarily during sleep.
on the 27th Oct 2010
I recently received my AP, only one week after ordering it, and i live in Canada, that's pretty impressive! I proceeded to fire up the laptop and follow the setup instructions along with the paper instructions... my 11 year old son helped me out too, he was intrigued by how it all went together...My first attempt went perfect, good fit, not as good as the dude in the video, but close to it... I then adjusted it as per instructions and tried IT out that night...I had an issue where my tongue not having enough room with the appliance in my mouth. My tongue seemed to be forced back into my throat, which seemed to make my apnea worse!So after looking and feeling around with my tongue, i realized that i had too much extra plastic stuff after the molding... SO i warmed up each part of the appliance and trimmed off the excess... then did a full remold again without this extra plastic... It was much better, but i still felt like i did not enough room for my tongue. in the end i have not rectified the situation. I will try advancing the device a bit more and see how that goes, but i am already close to the end....I will post back after i work this out...Cheers..
Tomed SomnoGuard AP
on the 26th Jul 2010
First Somnoguard AP bought. Best: it fits perfectly and does its duty. I grind my teeth and this helps 10 over 10, well worth it. Worst: too wide, the mouth stays too open and many nights your mouth and tongue gets dry.