Custom molding an anti-snoring mouthpiece successfully.
The SnoreMate mouthpiece is generally worn at night. It holds your lower jaw slightly forward while you sleep opening the airway. The success rate of the mouthpiece is based on how well the mouthpiece is molded. It needs to be comfortable but a firm enough fit to hold the lower jaw in a forward position.
Helps in 85% of snoring cases
We suggest practising in front of a mirror before going ahead with the final moulding process.
When molding the mouthpiece please make sure it is the right way up.
Fill a container or kettle with enough water to allow the snoring mouth guard to be completely submerged.
Heat on a stove or in the microwave until the water boils vigorously. Do not put the SnoreMate mouthpiece into the water whilst it is boiling. Remove the boiling water from the heat source.
Holding the tab, dip the mouthpiece into the hot water for exactly 12 seconds to soften the plastic. Be sure not to let the snore guard touch the sides of the container.
Remove the mouthpiece from the hot water and gently shake off the excess water.
Holding the tab with TOP facing upwards, move the lower jaw into a comfortable forward position. Place the warm mouthpiece onto the lower jaw and bite down in the forward position. (Remember that the more forward the lower jaw is, the better the result will be).
The SnoreMate will be warm, but will not burn you. Suck all of the air out of the mouthpiece, and use your tongue and lips to press against the mouthpiece for a tight fit. You can also use your fingers to press against your lips and cheeks to improve the custom fit.
Remove the mouthpiece and place it into ice-cold water to set the shape.
Insert the snoring mouthpiece into your mouth to check the fit.
SnoreMate is only suitable for adults. It is not recommended for those who wear braces or dentures or have any nasal obstruction.
If you suspect that you may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, please consult your physician before attempting to use a Mandibular Advancement Device or other anti-snoring mouth guard.
How will I know if an anti-snoring mouthpiece will stop me from snoring?
Try the SnoreMate test
SnoreMate works by holding the lower jaw forward during sleep. This prevents the soft tissue and tongue from falling back and blocking the airway.
- Move your lower jaw forward. Now try and snore as hard as you can! You can see if your lower jaw is pushed forward this position makes it nearly impossible to snore.
- Move your lower jaw back and repeat the test. If Step 1 reduced your snoring then SnoreMate will work for you.