In this article I’m going to do a basic review on the Silent Night snore guard. It is a popular semi adjustable snore guard, so I’ve decided to do a stand-alone review for it. In this article I will talk about who is it for, is the SilentNight snore guard effective and the comfort. A little introduction on snore guards if you do not already know. Snore guards are sometime called mandibular device because it adjusts your lower jaw. (Your lower jaw is called mandibular in scientific term) Snore guard stops snoring, and some of it solves bruxism and TMJ problems. This depends on the snore guard that you are using. We’ll be talking about the suitability of Silent Night snore guard on these issues in the next paragraph so buckle your seats!
First of all, this is not for those with TMJ (Tempero Mandibular Joint) and bruxism problems. It is not for TMJ sufferers even though it is a semi-adjustable snore guard because it is terribly hard to adjust the lower jaw. Sometimes you will need to take it to the lab to have it adjusted. This can be a problem especially for chronic TMJ sufferes. The reason it is not suitable for bruxism sufferer is because it is not durable and reliable over the long run. If you are a chronic bruxer, chances are you will destroy the Silent Night snore guard within weeks if not days of using it. Now that we’ve got this out of the way, lets discuss who is it for. The SilentNite snore guard is suitable for those with snoring problems and also mild sleep apnea problems. You will not be able to solve serious sleep apnea problem without using a CPAP. (Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure)
How does it work for people with snoring problem and is it as effective as advertised? The short answer would be a no. Various websites and reviews have stated that the Silent night snore guard is quite uncomfortable, (Surprising, considering it is molded in a lab and is quite expensive) and prone to breaking down. I guess the extra money you are paying is because of the lab cost and the cost of having to constantly replacing your spoilt snore guard.
Does it work? I would say yes based on the many reports I’ve read online. However, a lot of snore guard works too. It is a straightforward and uncomplicated process to stop your snoring. The only consideration you should have when choosing a snore guard is not whether it works or not. You should consider whether it is comfortable and suitable for your usage. You see the silent night snore guard consist of 3 moving parts. One upper jaw guard, another one for the lower jaw and a plastic stick that connects the two. You adjust the position of the stick to protrude your lower jaw even more than it already has. That is how a snore guard works. It protrudes your lower jaw, (mandibular) and this frees up your airways from obstruction. By the way, this is how sleep apnea works too, that is why snore guards are sometime effective for a mild case of sleep apnea.
In the end, you should make up your own mind whether you want to buy Silent Night snore guard or not. Do more research and you will be OK, but you know my stand on this. I would not buy it myself there are other better snore guards out there for the same price.