|Type:||Jaw supporting mouthpiece|
|Price:||$44.00 (per item, BOGO offer)|
|Money back:||Yes, 30 days (trial)|
|BBB accredited:||Not Listed|
Designed to sit in your mouth Mandibular Advancement Devices (Or MADs as they are often called) push your lower jaw forward into a set position. This then tightens the mass of loose tissues concentrated around your neck and throat.
It’s this loose tissue, once it starts vibrating, which can lead to snoring. With your tongue also held firmly in place your airway is kept clear and open for the free passage of air as you breath.
Noise free sleep. Joy and bliss.
This review is about one of the many MADs that I have tried and tested, the Sleep Tight Mouthpiece, or STM for short.
The STM is one of many products that can help deliver night-after-night of much-needed rest, not just for me, but also for those close by, because snoring doesn’t just keep you restless and exhausted, it usually keeps everyone within a ten or twenty-meter radius upset, too! And who wants to deal with angry family or friends first thing in the morning?
As a basic MAD the STM is simple to use and easy to fit and certainly sits happily in the safety zone as a certified product that is FDA cleared. This sense of reliability is further enhanced by the fact that a qualified US dentist, Dr. Mike Williams, designed it.
Dr. Williams also happens to be a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a recognised researcher; with credentials like these you can feel pretty confident that the STM is going to deliver on its promise of better sleep and that it is not going to be a threat to your health and safety.
This MAD is as easy as any other to set up, fit, and use. In fact it literally takes about five minutes in total. The product comes with easy to follow instructions, and there’s even a YouTube posted video to help you get from A to B in easy hassle-free steps confidently.
You can watch how to fit the Sleep Tight Mouthpiece here:
The STM has a dual laminate design that helps capture a closer impression of the teeth. Central to this is a flexible plastic material that is similar to what is used in other boil-and-bite devices but here the upper and lower trays contain soft plastic inlays, approximately 1.5 mm in thickness.
This dual laminate design works hard to capture every contour of your teeth and thus provide a better fit. The manufacturers of the STM write that this dual approach is unique to their product.
As of writing Sleep Tight are running a 30-day Double Pack Trial Offer where you receive two units, a travel case, and the instructions on how to use your new STM for the trial price of $9.95, and that is all you will pay if you then decide to return it within the 30-day trial period.
However, if you choose to keep your Double Pack then your credit card will be charged a one-time fee of $77.95, 30-days after your order was shipped with the total cost, including the initial $9.95, ringing out at $87.90.
There’s also a chance to use the Single Pack Trial Offer, which is the same as the Double Pack Trial Offer, but this time it is $69.95 for one device, plus the same $9.95 trial costs. So if you do decide to keep it the total will come to $79.90. If you return it, you’ll only be charged the trial cost of $9.95.
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There’s the chance to reduce your costs by 10% if you choose to pay by Bitcoin.
It’s too basic and basic does as basic is and that’s its major downside. There’s no doubting that it uses a proven and much-documented approach, but in all honesty? I think that when you compare the technology behind the STM and its levels of comfort with newer devices that it is now years behind them.
With no adjustability, just one size option, and a lack of lateral movement the STM is limited in what it can deliver. Sure, it can reduce and even stop your snoring, but I don’t think it is the most comfortable or efficient way.
Even with the offer of, “Buy one get one free”, the cost still cashes in as expensive. It’s essentially the most basic of MADs available, and at nearly $44 if you buy the Double Pack and $80 if you buy the Single Pack I feel it should offer much more than just the bare essentials.
I can’t take away from the fact that the STM is basically a good product. It’s relatively easy to set-up and very well built. It uses a proven approach in snore reduction / prevention but in my opinion it falls well short of being as good as it could be by not using resettable adjustment technology, also, as it is relatively big and sits in the mouth, it feels bulky.
If the STM had some kind of adjustability I think it would be something I’d look to use over extended periods of time. But with this limitation, and the fact that for me it is intrusive, it leaves me reaching for devices that are going to deliver more comfort.
I am a stickler for comfort. The more of it I can get, the happier I am. Even if it means paying a few extra bucks, I’ll always go for comfort.
Then, well, there’s the cost. It is simply two expensive and the pricing with the trial offers seems overly complicated in my opinion. The purchase of any product should, I think, be as clear and simple as possible. Not difficult.
For you personally this mouthpiece may well prove to be exactly what you need, but in this snorer’s opinion there are better solutions available in an ever-evolving market.
For example, if I compare it to my own personal favorite MAD, the VitalSleep? Well, the STM comes in a long way behind it. In fact if you sit where the VitalSleep is in terms of comfort, features, value, adjustability, quality, and guarantee then the STM isn’t even on the horizon. That, in my opinion, is how far ahead the VitalSleep is. Miles.