Pure Sleep Review: The Good, The Bad, and the Purely Ugly
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Forgive me if I am wrong.
But my guess is that you are reading this page because you have had enough of snoring. It is either you or your loved ones. Statistics show that as much as 30% of guys who are aged 30 and above are snorers. And two-thirds of married couples report that their partner snores.
But is there a permanent solution to snoring?
This is one of the most common questions that we get from our readers. So, we decided to give our take on one of the popular snoring solutions: Pure Sleep.
Back to PureSleep Review: A Little Background
You have probably come across PureSleep on ABC’s Good Morning America. It is marketed as the ultimate snoring solution for men, babies and women.
What you might not know is the interesting history behind this awesome snoring mouthpiece.
Pure Sleep was invented by Dr. Douglas Fenton, a dentist based in San Francisco. The idea was to come up with an effective, yet affordable snoring guard for his patients.
For more than a decade, Dr. Fenton had watched as physicians prescribe a similar device to patients. And believe it or not, most of the physicians would charge a whopping $400 for the simple snore guard.
Seeing an opportunity to create a more affordable and easily accessible anti snoring device, Dr. Fenton went to work in his lab.
Pure Sleep was born. It is currently the number one selling mouthpiece for snoring.
PureSleep: Review and Unboxing
It is one thing to say that PureSleep is the bestselling mouthguard in the world. But does it really measure up to what the manufacturer says? How effective is it compared to other snoring mouthpieces?
Pure Sleep falls in the category of anti snore devices that are known as Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD).
Mandibular Advancement Devices open the airway by moving the lower job forward. This increases the size of the upper airway, and reduces air resistance that contributes to snoring, and in some cases sleep apnea.
In essence, Pure Sleep reduces air turbulence and thus completely stops snoring.
I read all the reviews on the official PureSleep website before I ordered this. But I still wanted to take it for a test drive.
I was a little bothered by the fact that I had to answer an unending list of questions (21 questions to be precise). Most of the questions are yes and no questions…but still… 21 questions seem to be a little on the high side when the concentration span of most of us has been on a gradual plummet.
Granted that the company uses the questions to measure whether you are a right fit for their device, I mastered enough patience to read and answer all questions accurately.
After going through all the questions, I was finally greeted with the order page, which is as confusing as the questions that you are supposed to answer. The order page shows the price as $59.90, which makes you wonder what happened to their $9.95 trial.
It is not until you get to the payment page that you are offered the option to choose whether you want to pay the full amount of the two snoring mouthguards upfront or whether you want to take the $9.95 trial first.
The checkout process was nightmarish; would the stop snoring devices be any better? I just had to wait and see.
The package arrived in the mail after a little over 72 hours. I was genuinely impressed with the speed with which it shipped, but would it live up to my expectations? Only the night would tell.
My Experience with the Pure Sleep Snoring Device
PureSleep arrives in your mailbox as 2 separate pieces with instructions on how to assemble it to achieve a custom fit.
I have tried different anti snoring devices before, but I am still to see one that has the level of adjustment offered by PureSleep. Since we all have different jaw positions, it makes sense that all snoring mouthpieces should be adjustable.
But the level of customisation that the device offers can be an advantage as well as a disadvantage. On the positive side, you are able to set the device to an almost perfect. But you can’t change the positions once you have set it.
It took me a little longer to decide on the position that would serve me the best. I approached the whole process with a lot of caution as I didn’t want to mess it up.
The time I spent deciding on a custom fit paid off at night. The moment I put the Pure Sleep anti snoring device into my mouth ready for the night, it felt as if it was custom-manufactured for me!
The material, BPA and Latex free plastic, felt so smooth in my mouth. Needless to say, I woke up the following morning feeling well rested. My wife admitted that she didn’t hear me snoring.
I continued to test PureSleep over the next 7 days, and the more I used it, the more I became convinced that it was one of the most effective anti snoring mouthpieces. It is right there in the league of Zyppah and ZQuiet.
Preparing PureSleep for First Time Use
To create a custom fit:
- First select a position that feels comfortable yet keeps your lower jaw in the advanced position. NB: Choose your setting very carefully as it cannot be reversed once you select it.
- Once you have selected a position, secure the device in place by snapping the upper and lower positions.
- Heat a pot of tap water to the recommended temperature; drop the snoring mouthpiece in the water.
- Remove from water and bite for a few seconds to mold PureSleep into your teeth’s shape.
It is possible that you will experience some discomfort within the first few days of use. This is normal with these types of devices. However, the discomfort should disappear after repeated use.
How it Works
The PureSleep anti snoring mouthguard, like many other snoring mouthpieces, works by pushing the lower jaw forward. It keeps the jaw in the right position, ensuring that your airways remain open.
Pros and Cons
PureSleep Mouthpiece was the second anti snoring device that I was testing. I rather liked it. But I won’t lie that there are no facets of it that left me a little disappointed.
Here are what I would consider as the strengths and weaknesses of the device. If you’ve also tested PureSleep, kindly feel free to add to the reviews.
PureSleep Device Pros
- I liked the fact that you can mold the device to fit your mouth
- The free trial is definitely a plus (keep in mind that you have to pay for shipping)
- Did I mention that PureSleep has an Air Hole that allows you to breathe through the mouth?
- PureSleep is made from BPA- and Latex-free materials
- It has clearance from the FDA
- Once molded, the setting cannot be readjusted
- First days of use cause jaw soriness
- The complicated checkout process would have been a turn down if I didn’t need this so much
Should I get PureSleep?
Definitely. You have nothing to lose by trying it out. When shopping for a mouthpiece for snoring, the thing to keep in mind is that what works for me may not necessarily work for you.
There are more than 100 anti-snoring mouthpieces in the market, and without a good review, it becomes hard to decide which one you should buy. The best option is to take advantage of the various free trials offered by manufacturers, and personally take the devices for a test drive.
However, if you do not have time to trial all of them, I recommend that you put your money on the Zquiet Snoring Mouthpiece.