Brought to you by Wolfson Berg Limited, AirSnore mandibular advancement device has been on the market since 2016. It is advertised together with AirSnore sleep drops, which is an uncommon but interesting combo. In this AirSnore review, we will focus on the features and effectiveness of AirSnore mandibular advancement device and briefly touch upon the accompanying drops that are designed to further improve your sleeping experience.
What Is AirSnore?
The main product in the AirSnore family is AirSnore mouthpiece. This anti-snoring device prevents obstructions of oral airflow by readjusting the position of your lower jaw. It gently brings your lower jaw forward in order to open your upper airway and prevent the vibrations of the soft tissue in the back of your mouth, nose, and throat, thus allowing you to breathe freely and soundlessly.
The device is made of high-quality molded thermoplastic and comes in only one size. Custom fit is achieved through a simple and easy fitting process we describe in detail in the Fitting The Mouthpiece section of this AirSnore review. The device is easy to clean and should be soaked in a mixture of cold water and toothpaste or a denture cleaning solution for 10 to 15 minutes after every use.
As for AirSnore drops, they are made of natural essential oils, including sunflower, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, and Scots pine oil. These drug-free drops have a soothing effect and help you fall asleep more easily when you are troubled by a cold, cough or sinus or chest infection. The drops should be rubbed on the chest, neck, and under the nostrils before going to bed. They do not represent an anti-snoring solution but are simply designed to accompany the anti-snoring mouthpiece and allow you to sleep even better.
How Is It Different?
The design and mechanism of action of AirSnore mouthpiece are quite similar to those of other mandibular advancement devices on the market. What makes it different in comparison to some other snoring aids of this kind is that it allows you to breathe through your mouth by employing a breathing-hole system. This is rather useful in instances when your nose is stuffy or when you cannot breathe through your nose for any other reason. The device is not optimally thin but it is thin enough to allow for a satisfactory degree of comfort during use.
What is also interesting is that it is sold along with sleep drops, which is not something we are used to seeing in mandibular advancement devices. However, this is an intriguing concept and the drops do contribute to the overall user satisfaction.
Although we find the quality of AirSnore products to be rather high, we are not completely satisfied with the amount of information provided on the materials used. The company does state that it uses only 100% pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and that its facilities are approved by the FDA. However, considering that the FDA does not approve facilities but instead approves individual products, this is a rather vague statement.
Fitting The Mouthpiece
The whole process of fitting AirSnore is quite simple and straightforward and should not take more than 5 to 10 minutes. The mouthpiece is molded using boil-and-bite technology to achieve a custom fit. We shall now go over every step of the fitting process, from the moment you unbox the device to the moment it is ready to use.
First, bring a small pot of water to boil. In the meantime, prepare one bowl of cold water and set it aside. There should be enough both hot and cold water to fully submerge the device. Make sure that the hole retainer plug is inside the mouthpiece before proceeding to the next step of the molding process.
Once the water in the pot is boiling hot, fully submerge the device into the hot water. Let the device sit in hot water for 30 seconds, until it turns soft, and then remove it from the pot. Give it a couple of seconds to cool a bit, so you do not get burned, and then insert it into your mouth. It is of paramount importance to keep your lower jaw in a frontal position as you are molding the device, that is, keep your lower teeth slightly in front of your upper teeth and sink all your teeth into the device. Allow the device to cool inside your mouth. It should take a minute or two.
Remove the device from your mouth and instantly transfer it to the bowl with cold water. Submerge it and let it cool completely or until it becomes firm again. Remove it from the cold water and take the hole retainer plug out of the device. Try it on and see if it fits well. If not, you can repeat the process as many times as you need. Remember, if the device does not fit perfectly, it will not only be ineffective but it can cause considerable discomfort and soreness.
- Submerge the device into hot water and wait for 30 seconds.
- Remove the device from the hot water and let it cool for a few seconds.
- Place the device into your mouth and bite, keeping your lower teeth slightly in front of your upper teeth.
- Allow the device to cool inside your mouth for 1-2 minutes.
- Remove the device from your mouth and immediately transfer it into cold water.
- Let the device cool completely and turn firm again.
- Remove the device from the cold water and see if it fits.
- If the device does not fit perfectly, repeat the process.
AirSnore mouthpiece costs $49.95, which is quite affordable considering that many mandibular advancement devices cost twice as much. AirSnore drops cost $44.95. You can also purchase the mouthpiece + drops combo and get both products for $89.95. This allows you to save $19.95 in comparison to purchasing the two products separately.
Shipping is free of charge. You also get to enjoy a 60-day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the device, just return it within 2 months, along with the original packaging, and get a full refund.
AirSnore Pros & Cons
If you are still unsure if AirSnore is right for you, check out the key advantages and flaws of this snoring aid.
- Anti-snoring mouthpiece and sleep drops combo
- 100% pharmaceutical-grade materials and ingredients
- Simple fitting process
- Easy maintenance
- Can be worn with dentures
- Allows you to breathe through your mouth
- Vague information about FDA approval
- Less than satisfactory customer support