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This is an odd solution. It is one of the only things I’ve ever seen that was made to simply keep your mouth closed during sleep.
It looks quite odd too. It almost looks like something that you would wear to protect yourself from the next overhyped flu outbreak. Let’s get to the details.
The snore away mask resembles a dust mask in a way. The exception is that it has several straps that go around your head to keep your jaw up and your mouth closed.
The entire device is made of clear plastic that has a gel like feel to it. I suppose that the way this solution is supposed to work is similar to a jaw retaining mouthpiece. Pulling the bottom jaw up has almost the same effect as moving the jaw forward.
Both can help to reduce the chances of your jaw obstructing your airway. That is how this device is supposed to keep you from snoring. Unfortunately it works for very few people.
Neither this product nor the company that makes it has any kind of record with the BBB or FDA. That means that there have not been any serious complaints.
Complaints usually only go to the BBB if the company refuses to do anything about them. For a device as different as this one, I would really like to see some sort of FDA clearance. Sadly they just don’t have it.
Obviously there are very few mask like products on the market, aside from CPAP systems. I always assumed that the reason behind this is that a mask would not be enough on its own to prevent snoring.
Either way, there are a lot of things that can go wrong with this device but the chances of any serious side effects are very slim. One of the main concerns most people have with this solution is how well it stays in place.
Aside from my own experience, it seems that for every one person who can keep it on there are two who can’t. That’s not an exaggeration either.
If you are a mouth breather then this might make breathing at night a little more difficult. However, if you breathe mostly through your nose while you sleep then you may not mind this mask, if you can keep it on that is.
One of these masks will cost you about $45 and they can be found many places. It’s not exactly cheap but it’s not the most expensive either. In my opinion, it is a low quality solution with a middle of the road price tag.
Now I get to tell you about the fun part. Let’s just say you went against my advice and actually bought one of these.
How would the first night go? What would happen?
Well, first of all your face might start to itch. You would probably also notice that it is quite uncomfortable. Some others who have been brave enough to try this mask complain about the plastic having a constant cold feeling on their face.
Now let’s pretend that you managed to fall asleep with something on your face that’s causing you to itch. Even if it wasn’t a mask, where do you think it would be in the morning?
I’m betting it will be anywhere but on your face. You know as well as I do that a device that can’t stay in place can’t do its job.
The Snore Away Mask may be unique, but that doesn’t say anything about how well it works. In fact it was quite a disappointment, especially considering that it has recently become very popular in some other parts of the world.
I have to recommend staying away from this one. It isn’t worth the money or the time it takes to try it out.