If you're searching for a stop snoring mouthpiece and want customization options without having to pay a fortune, then you should definitely look at VitalSleep as one of the options.
Introduction – VitalSleep Review
The VitalSleep Stop Snoring Mouthpiece is technically a mandibular advancement device – though I saw right away that it boasts a few unique features that many other stop-snoring mouthpieces lack.
I was also impressed with the quality of the website and the advertising media used to promote their product.
VitalSleep has also been responsive to customer feedback. In August 2018, they released a redesign, replacing the previous design, so I’ve updated this review with a few new points.
The company posted a fantastic video on their website that does a good job of explaining exactly what the VitalSleep is, and also provide plenty of information regarding its features and benefits.
There’s no doubt that the VitalSleep is a big presence in the stop snoring mouthpiece industry – but is it the right product for you?
In this review, we’re going to discuss it and figure out if it offers enough in the way of benefits to make it worth the cost.
The VitalSleep Stop Snoring Mouthpiece is said to be effective for helping to stop snoring problems. It’s also said to be flexible, comfortable, adjustable, and easy to use. It’s available in two different sizes – a ‘regular’ size for men, and a ‘small’ size for women.
The product itself is FDA cleared, and is both latex and BPA free. It also comes with a 1 year warranty, which is always a good thing because it helps to protect you from unforeseen breakdowns or failures in the product.
One of the most unique features of this product is the hex-key adjustment feature, which allows you to further customize how it fits by adjusting how far forward the device will move the jaw. This can be adjusted on both the left and the right sides. In the latest product redesign, the lower tray’s adjustability was increased to advance the lower jaw ever further, if needed.
The VitalSleep is technically a mandibular advancement device, which means that it works by keeping the jaw held forward during sleep. This is a very common design-type among stop snoring mouthpieces, though the VitalSleep boasts a few features that most other brands don’t.
As far as I can tell, no clinical studies have been mentioned on the VitalSleep product website – though it may be worth mentioning that mandibular advancement mouthpieces in general have been tested in clinical settings, and have come away with some very promising results.
Is this product FDA cleared?
Yes, this product is FDA cleared. It’s also BPA and latex free.
The basic price for the VitalSleep mouthpiece is $59.95.
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How does the product work?
The VitalSleep works by gently pulling the jaw forward during sleep – thus opening the airway and providing more room for airflow. This, in theory, would cut down on the tissue vibration that causes snoring – thus preventing the problem and contributing to a better, more restful night’s sleep. The device is also adjustable, meaning that you can make small adjustments if it doesn’t feel completely comfortable.
It also makes use of boil-and-bite technology to provide a truly customized fit. The latest product redesign has improved this feature by allowing the wearer to create deep dental impressions when fitting the device. This is done by heating the mouthpiece in hot water for 90 seconds and then biting firmly into it.
What are actual customers saying?
Actual customers seem to be having a good experience with the VitalSleep. The vast majority of reviews that I’ve seen have been positive, and complaints seem so scarce that I haven’t really found much worth reporting.
Some customers seem to think that the VitalSleep is ‘cheap’, and that it won’t hold up to real-life use like more expensive doctor-fitted devices – though these types of reports are definitely rare. According to the company, the product’s durability was improved in the 2018 redesign.
Most customers seem to be extremely happy with both the product and its price.
What you can expect
Once you receive the VitalSleep in the mail, your first step will be to boil and fit it. After that, you’ll probably want to try it out and do a bit of adjusting. You can adjust both sides independently, making it easy to get a completely customizable fit. Once this is accomplished, you’re ready to try it overnight!
Don’t be ‘weirded out’ if it feels strange to use it at first. Even if you did a fantastic job of fitting it, sleeping with something in your mouth is probably going to take a little bit of getting used to.
After the second night, you should start to feel more comfortable. After a week, you should definitely start to see a dramatic improvement in the quality of your sleep. You should also notice that it doesn’t even feel strange to wear the device anymore.
Does this brand stack up against the competition?
Yes, this brand stacks up against the competition. One key feature of the VitalSleep is that it can be adjusted at any point, which definitely gives it an edge over most other products in its category. A lot of mouthpieces do use the boil and bite technology for fitting, but few utilize any sort of continued adjustment after this first step.
Key differences between this product and ‘typical’ solutions
The biggest difference between this product and other typical solutions is the fact that you can customize it continually with the hex-key adjustable screws. These screws control how far forward the jaw rests during sleep—so this is a very advantageous and important part of the product’s design.
The availability of two different sizes, regular and small, also sets VitalSleep apart from many other mandibular advancement devices on the market.
All in all, this company seems intent upon providing a product that is going to fit extremely well, making it feel secure and comfortable – and by most accounts, it seems that they have succeeded.
Is a prescription or doctor involvement needed?
No, you do not need a doctor’s involvement or a prescription to buy or utilize this product.
Pros and Cons
Here are the basic pros and cons that I discovered about the VitalSleep as I conducted my research.
- It’s priced affordably
- The company offers a 30-day money back guarantee and a 1 year replacement warranty on their products
- The device uses boil and bite technology, as well as complete customization through the use of small ‘hex screws’ that adjust the lower part of the mouthpiece
- It seems well made and is constructed of high quality materials
- It’s FDA cleared
- It might take a few nights to get used to sleeping with a mouthpiece in your mouth if you’ve never used one before
As far as I’m concerned, this product deserves our thumbs up. I’m definitely impressed with its features and the value that it provides for the cost. It may not be perfect for everyone, and there may be some cases of snoring that it can’t fix – but it definitely seems like this product would be a pretty safe bet as a first-choice option.
If you’re in the market for a stop snoring mouthpiece and want customization options without having to pay a fortune for them, then this product should definitely get added to your list!
Costs and shipping
This product costs $59.95 to order directly from the company, and shipping to Australia is an additional $8.95.
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