Habitual snoring is more of a problem than you may realize. It’s estimated that 40 percent of men and 24 percent of women suffer, not to mention their sleep partners too. Aside from the obvious annoyance, it can actually cause health problems for the snorer.
The good news is that there are products on the market that were proven successful in putting a stop to snoring.
Today, we’re going to be taking a look at a potential solution in the Air Snore mouthpiece and Air Snore drops. If you’re one of the 24 percent of lady snorers, listen up. This could be a great fit.
Remember, we aren’t doctors here at The Sleep Judge. We’re here to give these products a try to give you an idea of what you can expect based on real-life experience and honest feedback. So, let’s start by taking a quick look at the company and then talk about how it worked out and why I think this could be an excellent solution for female snorers.
The Air Snore mouthpiece hasn’t been through any clinical trials to judge of its efficacy. However, it employs the boil-and-bite customization method. These types of MADs, in general, provide an effective remedy to snoring.
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Comfortable and Easy to Wear
Material – Food-Grade EVA thermoplastic
Warranty – 60 Day Guarantee
A company’s reputation is an important considering factor, and Air Snore is related to Bauer Nutrition, a well-established company specializing in weight loss and sports nutrition. Air Snore itself has only been on the market since 2015, and their mouthpiece product is manufactured in FDA-approved facilities.
It’s worth noting that, although the product is made in facilities that are FDA-approved, this doesn’t mean the administration approves the mouthpiece. This just means that the product is complaint with good manufacturing practices.
Customizing Your Air Snore Mouthpiece
As with many anti-snoring mouthpieces, the boil-and-bite method is employed to customize the product to fit your mouth. Here’s how it works. To get started, you’ll need:
- The mouthpiece
- The small red handle
- A small bowl
- Very hot water
1. You’ll start by inserting the handle into the front air hole of the device. Many products require the use of tongs to remove the device, but the handle allows you to remove it and avoid causing any unintentional indentations. The handle will fit snugly. However, we found it hard to grab. I suggest inserting it partially to allow enough to stick out of the front to grab.
2. Set your device into the bowl and add your hot water. Let it sit for fifteen to twenty-five seconds before removing.
3. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and adjust it comfortably. Bite down and use your fingers to adjust it around the front and sides to create a good mold of your teeth and gums. When you feel you have made a good impression, remove the device, and you run it under cold water to set it.
4. When you’re happy with the way it feels, remove the handle, and you’re all set!
The devices we’ve tried out so far have a limit on the number of times you can go through this process before you start to wear out the material. However, Air Snore is made of food-grade EVA thermoplastic, allowing you to repeat the process as many times as necessary to get it right.
It’s pretty evident if you have a poor impression. During my research, I came across reviews saying you can only perform the boil and bite process once. However, Michael and I molded it several times so we could both try it out, and it hasn’t caused any problems. It’s possible the device has been modified since those reviews were posted, or there’s misinformation out there, so don’t let that scare you off! Your device won’t be rendered useless if you don’t get it right on your first attempt.
Before we go any further, let’s address the question you really want to be answered: Did the Air Snore mouthpiece put a stop to my sleep partner’s snoring?
My sleep partner has obstructive sleep apnea, and the Air Snore mouthpiece did stop his snoring. It does so by advancing the lower mandible to prevent relaxation of the tongue and soft tissue that are causing the blockage. However, there was a problem with fitting.
His very first observation was that the product wasn’t large enough to make it to the back of his mouth. It’s also a little narrow, so he had some trouble getting his teeth to fit in. When you customize, make sure you push the front of the device until you can feel it against your front teeth as it does try to slip backward. This is key to getting a good fit.
Females naturally tend to have smaller jaws, and I found this product to fit my mouth very well whereas other products made it nearly impossible to keep my mouth closed. Because of this, I think this could be a great fit for 24% of women who snore regularly.
If you have a large jaw, this may not fit as well as other products out there. While Michael didn’t snore when it was in, it slipped out quite frequently. I, on the other hand, had no trouble keeping it in place through the night.
Is It Comfortable?
As far as comfort, I found the Air Snore mouthpiece to be the most comfortable we’ve tried yet. But, it still takes a few days to get used to having it in your mouth. This is true of any snoring mouthpiece I’m aware of. I experienced moderate jaw soreness for the first five nights.
Michael reported it didn’t really cause soreness, but this could be attributed to the fact that it really didn’t fit that tightly in his mouth due to its small size. Drooling, on the other hand, was more problematic for Michael than me. You may also experience dry mouth and tender gums.
It’s worth noting that, in my experience, the jaw soreness worsened the first few days, but, after it peaked, irritability quickly faded. After a few weeks of use, you should find it to actually feel quite comfortable and natural.
Air Snore Drops
You may be wondering what the Air Snore drops are all about, so let’s take a moment to talk about them. Illnesses such as coughing, cold, sinus, or chest infections can make it hard to fall asleep, and they can also increase your chances of snoring. The drops contain a special blend of five natural oils known to promote easy breathing. These include:
- Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil
- Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) leaf oil
- Lavendula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil
- Mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf oil
- Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine) leaf oil
During the course of our review, my sleep partner and I were fortunate enough not to become ill. However, my daughter did, and I took the opportunity to try out the drops on her.
Her congestion decreased notably, and she was able to fall asleep with her mouth closed and sleep through the night. It seems to be effective, and the smell is very aromatic and pleasant.
As a kid, my mom was a fan of using petroleum jelly when I got sick. However, prolonged inhalation of fat-based substances is known to cause lung problems. I think the decongesting properties of the eucalyptus did a great job at loosening and clearing mucus to make it easier to breathe.
The drops also have vasodilation properties. This means they allow for an increase of oxygen to the lungs. You can purchase your mouthpiece without the drops, of course. However, if you struggle with sickness-related snoring or breathing issues, they could prove well-worth the investment.
Considerations for Mouth Breathers & Denture-Wearers
If you’re a mouth breather, Air Snore does have an air hole in the front to facilitate your needs. This also helps in achieving the goal of helping you breathe well during illness.
For most anti-snoring mouthpieces, they cannot be used with missing teeth or dentures. However, Air Snore reports that, in many cases, you CAN use their product. They suggest you consult with your dentist to ensure it would be appropriate in your situation, but I think it’s cool that there is a product out there that offers a glimmer of hope for denture-wearing snorers.
To ensure you get the most out of the Air Snore mouthpiece, you need to clean it after each use, and you can do so using a toothbrush and non-whitening toothpaste. It’s also a good idea to soak your device in denture cleaner once a week. And, of course, store your device in a dry place. Air Snore provides a clear carrying case to store your device in.
Depending on your level of attention to maintenance and whether or not you grind your teeth, your mouthpiece will last anywhere between four months to a year. For the price, this is about what you want to shoot for in terms of durability.
In a nutshell, this product proved effective in stopping snoring. However, you may have some trouble getting it to stay in your mouth if you have a large jaw. Check out the FAQ section for the key factors you need to know.
Since this product is still pretty new, there isn’t much to refer to in terms of reviews. I hope my feedback has proven helpful in pointing you in the right direction. I think it’s a great solution for female snorers or those with smaller jaws.
If you have a large jaw, you may be disappointed with the fit. I really enjoyed the drops. Just make sure you don’t use them if you are breastfeeding or have skin allergies. They are really good to have on hand for anyone at home regardless of whether or not they snore.
I took a moment to see what other people have had to say about their experiences to ensure a well-rounded review. Here’s what I found:
- Can customize as much as necessary due to the food-grade thermoplastic construction
- Can be used with missing teeth or dentures in many cases
- Works well for mouth breathers
- Helps increase energy in the mornings
- Great money-back guarantee
- Great fit for women who find it difficult to fit larger mouthpieces
- Can be a bit small for people with large jaws
- Some drooling during first few nights of use
- Some jaw soreness after first few nights of use
If you’re still not quite sure if this product is going to work for you, let’s do a quick recap. Having used this product for myself, I think it could be a good solution if you:
- Are a female snorer or have a small jaw
- Need to maintain the ability to breathe through your mouth
- Are a denture-wearer struggling to find a snoring solution
- Value the ability to custom-fit
Having tried several anti-snoring mouthpieces on the market, Michael and I had varying opinions of the Air Snore product. While he found it to cause less pain in his jaw, he struggled to keep it in his mouth. I, on the other hand, found this product much easier to fit in my mouth. Other products I have found to make it very difficult if not impossible to keep my mouth closed while in use.
Considering the money back guarantee and reasonable cost, I think Air Snore makes it easy to at least give their product a try. If it doesn’t work out, you have up until day 60 of ownership to get it sent back for a full refund.