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Expensive for what it is: The Very Basic Breathe-Easy Mouthpiece

Product details:
Type: Boil & bite MAD
Clinical studies: No
FDA cleared: Yes
Price: CDN $27.99
Money back: No, 30 days
BBB accredited: Not Listed
Scam complaints: No

If you snore that means you’re most likely tired. Tired from not sleeping well enough. There is also every chance that those who sleep next to, or near you, will be tired too.

The result? A house full of exhausted people because of the nightly noise disturbance you make.

When we’re tired we don’t function the same as those who are well rested. We make mistakes at work, have low energy and drive, and are understandably irritable and unhealthy.

The answer? To use an anti-snoring device that either reduces or stops snoring all together.

One device that is marketed as such a solution is the Breathe-Easy Mouthpiece, which is placed by its manufacturer in a category known as a mandibular advancement device or MAD, as they are more commonly known.

MADs, of which there are many, are a well established and widely used combination of technologies that have a concrete reputation within the medical community as a proven way to reduce or even stop snoring.

Of course levels of comfort, the degree of reduction in snoring, unit costs and overall quality will vary greatly and are all determined by the manufacturer.

There is a wide range of products to choose from, some of which I highly recommend, and others, unfortunately, that are better steered clear of.

The Breathe-Easy Mouthpiece, reviewed here, is, in my opinion, a clear example of what not to buy.

How It Works

Mouthpieces are designed amongst other things to position the lower jaw slightly forward during sleep. This widens the respiratory tract, enabling air to flow unobstructed through the throat and lungs, which allows you to breathe more freely and stop snoring.

That is the theory anyway. This device, going by the vast majority of feedback online, seemingly does not meet this standard. A long list of customer feedback shows that it appears to be pretty much ineffective at achieving this. Examples of this feedback can be read here.

The Breathe-Easy Mouthpiece also puts itself forward as a solution that helps with Bruxism, a condition that causes you to grind your teeth at night, as it keeps your upper and lower teeth separated. Here it seems to show more success, as your teeth are kept apart.

IMPORTANT: The manufacturers claim that this mouthpiece can be used to aid in the causes of Sleep Apnea but I would offer a strong word of caution here, only a professionally qualified person can assess this condition, so be absolutely sure to speak to your doctor before you make any decision to use this or any device as a viable aid to sleep apnea.

Always consult your doctor first.

The Fit

boil-bite-fitting290On opening your newly arrived Breath Easy you’ll see that one part of the trays are slightly deeper, this is to accommodate the fact that our upper teeth are longer, and it is this side that needs to be placed in the roof of the mouth.

There is also a small tab in the inside of the tray as you insert it into your mouth that helps push your tongue down and back, this ‘tab’ should be facing the tongue.

So, with these two features to guide you, and perhaps after giving it a quick wash, pop it in.

And that’s it. Plus, if you do put it in the wrong way, you’ll soon find that it is very uncomfortable and obviously needs to be put in the correct way round.

Price

priceAmazon dot Canada sells this device at CDN $27.99.

Though obviously at the cheaper end of a price range that can go up to thousands of dollars the Breathe Easy Mouthpiece still seems to struggle to hit any kind of ‘value for money’ spot in my, and many other’s, opinion.

The Positives

positive-signTo be honest, there aren’t that many, certainly not enough to give this product any kind of momentum to get my thumbs up or any kind of recommendation.

It can be worn straight out of the box.

Manufactured from soft silicone.

Has an Air Spring Base that allows for variable bite opening, and easier TM Joint decompression.

Four large breathe holes, allows you to, in theory, ‘Breathe-Easy’.

Has a risk free 30-day money back guarantee.

Cleared by the FDA.

Doesn’t require tricky fitting procedures.

Comes with a free travel case.

The Downsides

negative-sign-150As with other devices that sit in the mouth a period of “getting used to it” will be needed. Jaw and facial aches and pains can be experienced, for up to a week or more in some instances.

There are no adjustability features to allow for any kind of fine customization. None.

With no adjustability or fine-tuning provided, is uncomfortable.

Is relatively bulky and therefore can have an intrusive feel about it.

As you become used to the Breathe-Easy you will drool.

Use of a device that sits in the mouth, including this one, can result in tooth movement or changes in dental occlusion, gingival or dental soreness, discomfort to the temporomandibular joint, obstruction of oral breathing and excessive salivation.

It is not suitable for anyone with loose teeth, or those who wear braces, dentures or any other kind of oral device.

Conclusion

I honestly can’t find any overriding positives for this product. One wonders as to if it should actually be categorized as a MAD, because it doesn’t seem to provide any of the standard solutions aimed at reducing or stopping snoring.

Although relative cheap, it isn’t cost effective, and doesn’t really offer any of the benefits of those proven technologies that MADs are supposed to deliver.

A non-adjustable mouthpiece, it holds the jaw-forward in a fixed position: And that’s it. It’s overall quality and satisfaction rating is not well represented by its price and I personally don’t believe it to be an acceptable way to secure more restful sleep.

However, luckily for us, the Breathe-Easy is not the only solution available. There are many far better solutions that you can try and this is why I recommend you take a look at the comparison page I have created. This page gives easy, informative descriptions, about a wide selection of devices I have reviewed.

It’s really simple to use and full of detailed feedback, comparisons and advice, click here for further information and then you too can finally find an anti-snoring solution that’s going to put your snoring to bed!

Please note: It is of the utmost importance to be aware of how necessary it is to talk with your registered physician about your snoring problems, you could be suffering from a much more serious condition: Sleep Apnea.

Sleep apnea can lead to life threatening events such as strokes or high blood pressure. Remember only your registered healthcare giver is qualified to assist you in choosing which anti-snoring solution will best address your specific individual needs, so please do seek their advice.