So my wife is one who hates snoring! Mine, hers, or anyone else’s, she just really can’t stand it. It’s a little funny even, when we are out traveling on the road and she dozes off beside me because on the occassion when she will begin softly snoring she’ll actually wake up, curse herself for snoring, then fall back to sleep. It’s an endearing game and it’s one which has been going on for some time now. In our earlier days of living together, my snoring is one of those things which divided us totally. I slept soundly and snored loudly. She would bat my head around, plug up my nostrils with her tiny fingers, and even smother me over the head with her pillow so that I would stop snoring! I guess the sense memory of waking from a dream being unable to breathe has tempered my snoring because it hasn’t happened in this way for some time now. Still, when we saw this infomercial for “ZQuiet” the other day, I was amused. “ZQuiet” claims to “stop your snoring immediately,” to be “guaranteed effective,” and always quick witted, with ZQuiet, “you don’t have to pay through the nose” (that one was theirs; I only wish I could take credit for that.) But what the heck is this ZQuiet? How does ZQuiet work? Is ZQuiet the snoring solution for you? Where can you go to learn more about ZQuiet?
What is ZQuiet: ZQuiet is “an FDA-cleared prescription anti-snoring device.” ZQuiet uses their own patent pending “Living Hinge Technology,” which is a “soft and flexible” mouthpiece that one inserts in their mouth before bed. The ZQuiet mouthpiece “holds your lower jaw slightly forward during sleep. This opens the airway in your throat and eliminates snoring immediately.” FDA “clearance” is something different than an “approval.” And really, who is the FDA anyway?
What Makes ZQuiet Different: So for those who have tried these snoring solutions; mouthpieces, even; and been unhappy with them, they may take ZQuiet as just another one of those empty promises devices. According to their own analysis, ZQuiet is different because of the way that the free flow of air passes. In addition the relaxed jaw will allow for snoring to be no issue at all. And there is the ZQuiet “guarantee.”
ZQuiet Verdict: I can’t speak to the effectiveness or not of ZQuiet since I have never used this particular device before. I will say of my own experience with other mouthpieces, I just end up spitting them out in the middle of the night. I could find no reckoning of this phenomenon on the ZQuiet website so I’ll have to allow my readers the opportunity to sound off on the discussion board below. I will say of my own experience with snoring that the only thing which worked unequivocally for me was the wife’s repeated suffocation devices. I don’t snore anymore; so to all the awakened spouses out there, that would be my best advice for no-snoring success; suffocate em!