ZQuiet Review - UPDATED Nov. 2017
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ZQuiet could very well be the most popular anti-snoring mouthpiece company in the whole US. Utilizing a combination of continuous TV advertising campaigns, 30-day free trial offers, and their memorable slogan, which says “pop it in and the noise is gone,” they have managed to lead their company to great commercial success.
Does it really work? Thousands upon thousands of people have reported a significant reduction in their snoring intensity after trying ZQuiet. Many have even said that their snoring problem was completely solved thanks to this device. Keep on scrolling through our in-depth Zquiet review to learn how it can help you as well.
What Is ZQuiet?
ZQuiet is a hinged anti-snoring mouthpiece that’s made out of FDA-approved state-of-the-art medical-grade plastic. It’s designed to advance the lower jaw by just a few millimeters to prevent the base of the tongue from blocking the airway (which is, by the way, the most common cause of snoring).
Once you unpack it, you notice straight off the bat that the device looks very simple. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have many effective and intelligent features, as well as a delicate and intricate design. It’s thin, lightweight, flexible, and springy. Its “springiness” prevents it from falling out while you are sleeping, making sure that the contraption remains effective throughout the night. You will breathe naturally and the best part is that you can open your mouth while wearing it. You can even drink water.
ZQuiet is a “mandibular advancement splint,” which means it’s able to reduce the blockage of the airway, allowing for clear and quiet breathing. Mandibular advancement splints like ZQuiet are also a very effective way to treat milder cases of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that can cause excessive daytime sleepiness. It’s funny how a contraption designed to prevent snoring can actually help you feel much more awake and refreshed the following day.
How Is It Different?
The company has its own patent on the device’s hinged design, which they call “the living hinge.” This feature makes it one of the best products in the industry.
In preparation for this ZQuiet review, we’ve tested a number of other boil-and-bite devices, which are ZQuiet’s biggest competitors. These devices are usually rigid, bulky, and often make mouth breathing difficult. You can’t even think about drinking anything while wearing them. Unlike those mouthpieces, ZQuiet doesn’t really require any molding – it’s designed to perfectly fit the majority of mouths and you can use it the moment you unpack it. They were right: the only thing you need to do is “pop it in.”
What makes ZQuiet really stick out from the crowd is the fact that they ship two different sizes, which are included in the price, each providing a different level of jaw advancement. This allows for more options and customization, which is something that boil-and-bite devices don’t provide. Size A, which is more comfortable, is suited for milder snorers. Size B is more effective and features a higher level of jaw advancement.
Considering it’s a mandibular advancement device (MAD), you’d expect that ZQuiet requires some molding and fitting. However, ZQuiet is one of the simplest anti-snoring devices out there in terms of ease of use. As the manufacturer promises on the label, you simply take it out of the case and pop it in. ZQuiet is a “one size fits all” snoring aid, which means it can be used by anyone without any molding. We are not sure how that is possible, but this device really does fit everyone.
Now, when it comes to fighting snoring, there is still room for some adjustment. Some people require only a slight advancement of their lower jaw in order to stop snoring while others need it shifted way further. Because of this, the manufacturer provides not one but two mouthpieces in one package. One mouthpiece is designed for only a slight advancement of the jaw whereas the other is designed for those people whose jaw needs to be moved forward a bit more. You can try both of them and see which one feels better and, more importantly, which one works better. It is recommended to start with the mouthpiece that is closer to the neutral position of the jaw, the one that moves your jaw less. If it doesn’t work against your snoring, you can try the other one next.
ZQuiet is also one of the rare MADs that allows you to open and close your mouth freely, thanks to its unique Living Hinge© technology. It helps hold your anti-snoring device in place, no matter what position you sleep in. Some people sleep with their mouth open and some with their mouth closed – ZQuiet is designed to suit all of them. You can also breathe through your mouth and through your nose freely, which is important. Most physicians do not recommend devices that prevent you from breathing in any way.
For a MAD, ZQuiet is surprisingly soft and light. It fits perfectly in your mouth and after a while, you forget it’s even there. The materials are light and the dimensions are not big, so the device doesn’t show much on the outside. If you feel like your device is too big for you, you can use scissors to trim the edges, just make sure to file them down with a nail file or emery board to prevent discomfort and gum, cheek, and teeth irritation.
If you want to try out ZQuiet for free for 30 days, you just have to pay the shipping and handling costs, which are about $9. After the 30-day trial period, you will be charged the device’s full price ($79.95). If you are not satisfied with the product, all you have to do is return it.
For such a low-cost device, ZQuiet is an incredibly effective remedy for snoring caused by an obstruction of the lower airway.
- Medical-grade material
- Easily cleaned
- No fitting process
- You get two mouthpieces
- Very effective
- You get your money’s worth
- One-size-fits-all won’t actually fit everyone
- Not recommended for people with loose or weak teeth
- Doesn’t have a long lifespan
- May cause jaw soreness, especially if you are not used to wearing mouthpieces