I like this product because it doesn’t require you to take medicine, nor to put anything else into your mouth. However how effective it really is, and without having to see the sample - it's difficult to call!
Introduction – AcuRest Review
The AcuRest is an interesting stop snoring product that caused me some pretty immediate curiosity. Basically, this stop-snoring method consists of small ‘strips’ that you stick onto the fingers.
They’re designed to lightly squeeze in on the appendage and stimulate the meridians within it with small raised ‘micro peaks’. This is said to affect the nerves and release hormones within the body that help to calm the muscles having to do with snoring – thus relieving the problem and creating a more relaxed, natural state within the body.
Of course, a lot of people may find themselves wondering if there’s really anything to it – and for good reason. At first glance, acupressure-type ideas like this can seem a bit like pseudoscience. At the very least, one could say that it would appear that it’s based on ancient medical practices that aren’t really in use anymore.
But is this the truth? Is the AcuRest product really pseudoscience, or is it possible that there’s more to it than that?
Here’s what we found out over the course of our research.
AcuRest is a patent pending product that’s manufactured in the USA. It contains no drugs of any kind, and is said to be a natural answer to sleep-related problems. According to the official website, this product is said to ‘promote quality sleep’, which is important for health and vitality. The website also says that this product can ‘prevent and relieve snoring, jet lag and other sleep related issues.’
Of course, this isn’t the first acupressure-related product I’ve seen on the stop snoring market – but I will say that the cloth-like design makes it unique.
This product is technically an acupressure-type product. It provides pressure along the meridian nerve that’s said to stimulate the tissues and muscles related to the sleeping architecture in the body.
This product has been subjected to a few clinical studies. According to the product home page, AcuRest has ‘been successfully clinically trialed’. You can also find a link to a specific clinical study by visiting their official website. According to the website, the doctor who conducted this trial had this to say about the product and the tests performed with it…
“There were noticeable improvement with patients.” (I know that it seems like it’s been misspelled—but this was exactly how it appeared on the product website.)
I was definitely glad to see references to some specific clinical studies – as this means a great deal to me when I’m researching anything having to do with health and wellness.
Is this product FDA cleared?
As far as I can tell, the AcuRest is not FDA cleared.
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How does the product work?
The AcuRest basically works by providing pressure along the meridian nerves in the fingers. By wrapping the strip around the appropriate finger and exerting a bit of pressure (not too much, of course), tiny ‘micro peaks’ stimulate the nerves. The concept is based on acupressure, and the practice seems to have roots in ancient Chinese medicine.
Basically, this all works to relax the muscles and tissue in the throat having to do with the sleeping architecture.
What are actual customers saying?
Actual customers seem to have a lot of good things to say about this product. Of course, it might not work the same for everyone, and it was admittedly difficult to find customer reviews about it – but I really didn’t find anything in the way of customer feedback that was negative enough to report.
What you can expect
According to the official website, it can take two or three nights for the AcuRest to silence your snoring completely. They also say that if you’ve been sleep deprived, it might take as long as two weeks for you to catch up on your sleep and see actual stop-snoring benefits. The website says that it should work better with longer-term use.
Does this brand stack up against the competition?
Honestly, there aren’t many products that compete specifically with the AcuRest. It’s a very unique idea due to it being based on acupressure technology. I have reviewed a few products that also use this type of technology – but all in all, the AcuRest does seem to stack up due to its unique design and because it seems to do a good job of solving a common problem in an unorthodox manner. This product might be an especially good choice for people who aren’t interested in the idea of a stop snoring mouthpiece or patches. Whether it will work for you, now… that’s a completely different story. We’ve not has the honor to test this product ourselves, not yet at least.
Key differences between this product and ‘typical’ solutions
The biggest difference between this product and other ‘typical’ stop snoring solutions is that you only need to wear it on a finger in order for it to be effective. Even though it treats sleep-related issues (like snoring), it doesn’t require you to take any medicine or to put anything into your mouth.
Is a prescription or doctor involvement needed?
No, you won’t need a prescription or a doctor’s involvement to buy or use this product.
Pros and Cons
Here are the basic pros and cons that I discovered about the AcuRest over the course of my research.
- The product is inexpensive to buy
- It’s made of high-quality materials and lasts quite a while (a box will last 4-5 months and contains two sets of the product)
- It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee – so you can return it if it doesn’t work for you
- It’s been shown to produce some promising results in clinical studies
- It was difficult to find customer feedback – which leads me to believe that either it hasn’t been on the market for very long, or that it isn’t in use by many people
- It might not work for everyone, as acupressure technology doesn’t seem to be an incredibly ‘exact’ science in most cases
- Shipping to Australia seems to be pretty expensive
I really like the idea of alternative, non-invasive remedies for things like snoring. I like this product because it doesn’t require you to take medicine and because it seems to be based on some pretty compelling information. It’s also been shown to be pretty effective in clinical trials.
I would definitely have to give it two thumbs up – especially when taking into account the fact that the company offers a 30 day money back guarantee with their product. If it doesn’t work, then you can simply return it and you’re not really out anything. It’s pretty much a win/win.
Costs and shipping
You can buy this product for $19.95 if you order from the official company website – but I will say that the shipping costs really blew my mind (in a bad way!).
Attention! When I typed up an order to be shipped to Australia, I was faced with a whipping $50.00 international shipping and handling charge! There might be ways to get this reduced, and there may be ways to get around it… but this is what I came up with, and I’m afraid to say that a shipping cost that more than doubles the purchase price might be a deal breaker for me – so hopefully there are some better ways to get this product shipped than the options I was immediately presented with!
Where to buy
The best place that I’ve found so far to order this product from is the official company website.
- Product type: Acupressure
- Clinical Studies: Yes
- FDA Cleared: No
- Money Back Guarantee: 30 day money back guarantee
- Shipping Costs to Australia: $50.00 (That’s what I found, anyway—hopefully you can get it shipped for less than this, though!)
Screenshot of the Website
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