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SnoreRx: anyone tried?

Postby hegel123 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:54 pm

My latest Via magazine (AAA) has an ad for SnoreRx. It's a boil-moldable oral device with a built-in lower jaw adjuster. You all know how this works. anyway, it's affordable and "exceeds Medicare design standards". Indeed, it looks pretty impressive on paper. I'm only interested in this for backpacking purposes--five or six nights at a time--my cpap is just too heavy! Also, my Provent experiment has been a bust. Frankly, I'm a bit put-off of oral devices after reading a lot of threads on this site; I'm very happy with my cpap for everyday use; I've never used an oral device. So, has anyone tried this puppy and what are your thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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Re: SnoreRx: anyone tried?

Postby Daniel » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:35 am

hegel123 wrote:My latest Via magazine (AAA) has an ad for SnoreRx. It's a boil-moldable oral device with a built-in lower jaw adjuster. You all know how this works. anyway, it's affordable and "exceeds Medicare design standards". Indeed, it looks pretty impressive on paper. I'm only interested in this for backpacking purposes--five or six nights at a time--my cpap is just too heavy! Also, my Provent experiment has been a bust. Frankly, I'm a bit put-off of oral devices after reading a lot of threads on this site; I'm very happy with my cpap for everyday use; I've never used an oral device. So, has anyone tried this puppy and what are your thoughts? Thanks in advance.


SnoreRX is marketed for snoring.
There have been one or two posts here about it, nothing positive.

For them to say that it 'exceeds Medicare design standards' really means nothing......I haven't seen any peer reviewed studies on it.

I doubt that a boil and bite device that is marketed as a 'cure' for snoring is going to do much for sleep apnoea.

Just my personal view.

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Re: SnoreRx: anyone tried?

Postby a.b.luisi,d.m.d. » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:37 pm

hegel123 wrote:My latest Via magazine (AAA) has an ad for SnoreRx. It's a boil-moldable oral device with a built-in lower jaw adjuster. You all know how this works. anyway, it's affordable and "exceeds Medicare design standards". Indeed, it looks pretty impressive on paper. I'm only interested in this for backpacking purposes--five or six nights at a time--my cpap is just too heavy! Also, my Provent experiment has been a bust. Frankly, I'm a bit put-off of oral devices after reading a lot of threads on this site; I'm very happy with my cpap for everyday use; I've never used an oral device. So, has anyone tried this puppy and what are your thoughts? Thanks in advance.

I am a dentist working in dental sleep medicine. The SnoreRx is not intended for treating OSA. It is marketed only for snoring. Medicare has a list of approved devices for treating OSA and the SnoreRX is not on it. The big problem with boil and bit devices is that patients have a hard time getting an accurate, comfortable fit to the teeth and the devices tend to be poorly retained and fall off multiple times during the night.
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Re: SnoreRx: anyone tried?

Postby hegel123 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:56 pm

Yep, I understand. I'm just looking for a possible stop-gap here, not a cure, since I can't carry my cpap machine thirty miles or more into the wilderness. I tried Provent and as I mentioned earlier found it to be a bust even as a make do. Oh well, maybe there is no real answer; squaring the circle and all that. I'm sort of fishing for anyone who's come up with a "wilderness"solution!--not an everyday replacement!
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Re: SnoreRx: anyone tried?

Postby proclaims1 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:53 pm

It's obvious this product is okay for anyone who has a "snoring" issue, but beware as it is not really meant for sleep apnea sufferers (it's stated all over their website! - not to mention their questionnaire you have to pass before you can order it). However, in doing some quick research I did find there have been some sleep studies which show dental appliances can be effective in some cases with mild and in rare cases moderate sleep apnea. This product carries a hefty price tag (Google coupons - I did see some), albeit maybe it's better made than others but its principle function is still the same... and that's to help stop snoring. Furthermore, the FDA has cleared it as a possible "cure for snoring" NOT for sleep apnea, so be very careful as to not ignore how dangerous it can be to allow one's sleep apnea condition to go untreated thinking this is the answer. You should always consult your doctor if you're not sure. :-k
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Re: SnoreRx: anyone tried?

Postby snuzyQ » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:12 pm

There is no need to give up your wilderness experiences! However, you need to know that your solution will not be inexpensive...because none of the cheaper dental apliances will address your apnea.

If you love the wilderness like I do, then crossing it off your list is unacceptable. I recommend that you go to a dentist specializing in sleep medicine and who also treats patients with TMJ syndrome to get an appliance that you could slip into your backpack. Your specialist will evaluate you for treatment of your sleep apnea. As Dr. Luisi has pointed out in some of his other posts, the dentist-prescribed appliances for sleep apnea have successfully reduced apneas to AHI of 5 or under in 30% of patients with severe OSA.

I am currently in treatment for severe OSA and TMJ syndrome and have appliances for both day and night time use (I'm also on CPAP). My dentist says that he isn't sure yet, but eventually I may not need my CPAP at all. This will be confirmed by a follow-up sleep study and a doctors recommendation before I ditch my wonderful CPAP treatment. My pressures have been reduced from 14 down to 10 because of the improvements in my data since wearing my OAs. Anyway, I already feel comfortable and safe with the idea that I may backpack 30 miles into the wildnerness without my CPAP, dental appliances in tow...and have a great time! I will need to use a chin strap with my night time device to keep my mouth closed since I am a mouth breather. Total cost including both appliances is $1,200. Ongoing treatment at $245/visit. Chin strap is $17. Savings in pain/injury/possible disfigurement and benefit to my overall health....priceless!

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Re: SnoreRx: anyone tried?

Postby truckerdad57 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:55 am

"I can't carry my cpap machine thirty miles or more into the wilderness."

Check out the Transcend portable CPAP. They have a solar charger option.

One is on an Mt Everest Expedition now so it's backpackable.....
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Re: SnoreRx: anyone tried?

Postby JBLEADS » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:08 pm

Yes, I use Snore R/X. I have had success using it for both snoring and OSA. It took awhile to get used to because my jaw would be very sore the next morning. Eventually I was able to adjust it to the max setting of 10 and it works! Thank you God!
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Re: SnoreRx: anyone tried?

Postby Lilou » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:20 pm

I tried this at first, but as one of the previous posters mentioned, it was impossible to get a good fit. I have a small mouth and it appears PureSleep and SnoreRx are both made for big manly mouths. SnoreRx appeared better than PureSleep and a couple of others I looked at since it had various levels to push the lower jaw forward. But again, I didn't get that far since the device didn't fit me.
My brother in law has tried it with some success for his snoring (no OSA) as it's lessened the noise he makes but not completely gotten rid of it.
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