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What Is the Snorade?
The Snorade is basically an anti-snoring mouthpiece/Mandibular Advancement Device that is said to be 100% guaranteed to stop snoring. We found this product while researching new and better ways to beat snoring, and were pretty interested in it right from the beginning.
Of course, we tend to love mandibular advancement devices around here, because they actually have a really good reputation and tend to work very well in most cases—so we were quite curious to see whether the Snorade would do the trick.
There are a lot of MADs out there on the market. But then again, not all of them are created equal.
Here is what we discovered over the course of our research.
What Does the Snorade Claim to Do?
The Snorade was, according to the official website, developed to be an affordable, effective, and portable solution for alleviating snoring. Like pretty much any other MAD on the market, it is supposed to help by slightly shifting the lower jaw forward during sleep.
This helps to open up the upper airway, and is supposed to help provide a lot more room for airflow.
How to Use the Snorade
There are some pretty in-depth directions for using this device on the official Snorade website. Here are the basics.
- You put the mouthpiece in a container,
- Next, you boil water by heating it up to 100 degrees Celsius
- You pour the water over the device, completely submerging it
- After 2-5 seconds, you pull the device out of the boiling water
- Leaving the front spacer in place, to avoid having the breathing-space closed in by the boiling, you insert the Snorade into your mouth and bite down on it. This will mold it to custom-fit your mouth.
- Remove the mouthpiece after you are satisfied that all of your teeth have left an impression
- You may repeat this process if the fitting is not comfortable
Once the boil-and-bite fitting process is complete, you simply insert the mouthpiece into your mouth before bed, where it will help to keep your lower jaw slightly advanced while you sleep. You need to wear the mouthpiece all night in order for it to be effective. But if you fit it and use it correctly, you should have no problem getting rid of your snoring problems with it! (At least, that is what the website says!)
One cool thing that we learned about the device over the course of our research was that it can be boiled and re-molded up to 6 times in total… which is awesome if you need a re-do or two when the time comes to fit it.
Clinical Background and Certificates
One thing that we really liked about the official Snorade.co.nz website was that it was really simple to navigate. Everything on the site was simple, to the point, and easy to find… and we were pretty happy about that.
With that being said, we were a bit disappointed that there were no ‘clinical studies’ cited to back-up the Snorade product in a clinical setting. As far as we can tell, this device has not been tested in a clinical trial, which is a bit of a con for us.
We are also not aware of any certifications that the device has been awarded. The company is an OZ verified business, but that is about it.
Who Is It For?
The Snorade can actually be used by a wide range of people, including people who wear braces. As far as we can tell, it is intended for anyone ages 18 or older, who have at least most of their teeth still in place, who also suffer from snoring-related problems.
Who May Not Benefit From Using the Snorade?
This device does not seem to be intended for children, though this isn’t necessarily stated on the official product website either. Most MADs are only intended for adults, because children are still growing and developing the bones in their jaw. So an MAD like this (or any other type) could potentially affect the development of the bone structure.
For this reason, only adults are supposed to use MADs.
More About the Company Behind the Brand
The company did not put any information on their website regarding who manufactures the product.
In fact, while we did like the simplicity of the site, the lack of actual information was beginning to become a serious downside.
The only reference to the actual product material at all that we found on the site was this…
“It’s unique material is developed to allow the user to easily mould and fit it to the exact shape and curvature of their mouth and teeth.”
So, we do know that they call the material ‘unique,’ but that is all that we really know about it. If you are allergic to latex, you might want to stay away from this one, as there is no way of knowing if there is any latex in it or not.
On the official New Zealand product website, they say that this product is “100% Guaranteed to stop snoring.” And when you go to the ‘Sale and Refund Policy’ page, they say that your money will be refunded if you return the item within 90 days of receiving it. They also say that you must return the item before they will issue a refund.
With that being said, we checked out the actual Snorade.com website, which seems to be the American version… and it simply said this.
“No Refunds. Thanks.”
Right. We were beginning to feel like this was getting just a little bit sketchy. Maybe they were not keeping their .com website updated? We have no idea, but it was weird how there were little differences between the two when they otherwise seemed completely the same.
Awards and Media Background
We did not see any reference to any awards or media background at all on the website, with the exception of online customer reviews. You could click on the ‘Review’ tab of the website to visit the ‘Reviewtoo.com’ review page and read reviews of the product that were left there… and for the most part, these reviews seemed positive.
But that was just about all of the media background there was to be found for this product on their website.
Pricing and Checkout Security
As far as pricing goes, it doesn’t get much cheaper than the Snorade. According to the website home page, you get two for the price of one, and the price is $55. So it sounds like you can get two products for $55 total, which is a super-cheap deal.
As far as checkout security is concerned, this site accepts all major credit cards and seems to use PayPal to checkout with. In fact, when you try to process an order, you will be redirected to PayPal to complete payment.
So we felt pretty good about the payment security on this site, because we do trust PayPal.
Shipping Costs to New Zealand
They offer ‘Fast And Free’ shipping in New Zealand, which is pretty awesome. This was a definite upside as far as we were concerned.
Any Signs That the Snorade Can Cause Any Side Effects?
This seems to be a pretty new product, so there are not a LOT of reviews for it circulating out there as of yet. But as far as we could tell, there were no side effect complaints of any kind. All of the reviews we found were hosted on ReviewToo.com, and they all seemed to be positive.
The only thing that even remotely resembled a complaint that we found was in one review where someone said that it was a bit difficult to get used to at first.
Summary of Our Findings
Our take on the Snorade was a mixture of positive and negative. On the positive side, this is one of the most affordable MADs that you can buy. You can get two of them for $55, and they come with free shipping if you live in New Zealand, which is awesome.
They also come with a 90 day money back guarantee in New Zealand, which is also awesome. This really helps to increase the value, and makes it one of the most value-driven devices that we have seen in terms of price alone.
But, the cheap price also comes with some downsides.
There is very little information about the product online. We were not even able to figure out if the Snorade is latex free, which is kind of concerning for people who might have an allergy to it.
We also saw no evidence of any clinical testing, and were not even able to confirm what the name of the actual manufacturer was. All things considered, it makes us a bit nervous when we find products that we can’t learn any more about. We even did a Google search of the product, and found virtually nothing about it online.
There are a few positive customer reviews, but then again, we almost felt like a few of these were a bit ‘too typical,’ and that also struck us as weird.
In the end, we felt like the Snorade device has the potential to be pretty awesome, though it does warrant a bit of caution. With so little information available about the company, there is no way to be completely sure that the product is going to be a good investment. If you have tried it, leave us a comment and let us know what you think. We are curious to see how this product’s reputation grows on the online marketplace.
- Very inexpensive
- Comes with a 90 day money back guarantee
- Fast and free shipping in New Zealand
- Can be molded up to 6 different times
- There is not much information about it online
- We don’t know who manufactures it
- The website isn’t very informative
- We don’t know what it is made out of
- We do not even know if it is latex free, which raises some allergy concerns
- Apparently, no refunds are offered in the US
Summary: If you are looking for something super-cheap and you feel like you are willing to take a chance on a relatively unknown product, then the Snorade might be perfect. We would advise caution, though, if you have a latex allergy, as there is, at this point in time, no way to know for sure if the device contains latex, as this information is not given on the official product website.