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PureSleep Mouthpiece Review: No Longer The Case

Product details:
Type: Jaw supporting mouthpiece
Clinical studies: No
FDA cleared: Yes
Price: $59.99
Money back: Yes, 30 days (trial period)
Company name: The Pure Sleep Company
Business address: 900 Larkspur Landing Cir., #207 Larkspur, California
BBB accredited: Yes
BBB rating
(A to F):
BBB Rating A
Scam complaints: Yes

The PureSleep, a mandibular advancement device, also referred to as a MAD or jaw-retaining mouthpiece, had been used by its inventor, Dr. Douglas Fenton, for over ten years at his dental practice prior to its release onto the wider OTC consumer market in 2007.

It wasn’t until newer alternatives came onto the market, with the arrival of solutions such as the SnoreRX, ZQuiet and VitalSleep, that the PureSleep saw any real kind of competition.

How It Works

As a MAD the PureSleep addresses the problems of snoring by pushing the lower jaw forwards.

Pushing the lower jaw forwards helps to open up your throat. It also keeps your tongue in place and stops it falling backwards, a major cause of snoring.

With your jaw pushed to the front there is a tightening of the muscles round your jaw and throat, this helps to prevent the process of snoring from taking hold by reducing the chance of vibrations from loose face and throat tissue turning into the deep resonating tones of what we unfortunately know as snoring.

With an air hole at the front to allow for easy breathing you don’t have to worry about being able to breath, airflow is ample and unrestricted.

The Fit

boil-bite-fitting290When the PureSleep arrives it comes as two separate pieces of a single MAD, so please be sure to follow the instructions very closely when starting the fitting process. Take your time and go through each step carefully.

To begin your fitting, start by choosing one of the three available positions offered by the PureSleep.

Be absolutely sure that it is one, comfortable and two, has your lower jaw held in an advanced position.

Please be sure to take your time and consider very carefully the setting which you choose, because once you complete the boil-and-bite step of the process you can not go back and start again; so be sure the setting you choose is the one that fits!

Once sure of the position you have selected snap the upper and lower sections together and submerge your PureSleep into a container of ordinary tap water heated to the specified temperature.

On removing the device, being sure it is at a safe temperature, place it in the mouth and bite down to create a custom mold of your teeth. It is of the utmost importance to remember that you have to hold your teeth in this position for 45 seconds; this allows it to cool and set, thus creating an impression of your teeth.

After 45 seconds place your mouthpiece into a container of cold water, this completes the process by setting the impression you just made to a hard finish.

Again: Please be sure to follow the steps in order. Take your time and always refer to the instructions for guidance.

Once you have chosen your setting, there is no way to reverse it.

The Positives

positivesPureSleep put itself forward as the much cheaper alternative to the vastly more expensive solutions on the market at that time, a time when dentist supplied devices were costing anywhere from $400 upwards.

Coming in at a two-for-one price deal of $59.90, plus $10 shipping and handling, even now there’s no real room for complaint about the PureSleep’s value. It is a very reasonable price.

There is the industry standard 30-day money back guarantee but if you chose to return it you will be charged $9.95 for shipping.

With three settings to choose from you can achieve a custom fit in combination with the boil-and-bite technology provided, it beds in well and offers reasonable comfort.

Made from latex and BPA free materials it’s not going to cause any gum issues with reactions to irritants.

Designed by a qualified dentist who is a snorer.

Has been on the market since 2007 as a proven solution to snoring.

It has a durability of between 6 and 9 months.

The Downsides

It is a one-shot MAD. This means that once you’ve set the piece to your specifications it cannot be changed. Period.

Although there are plenty of positive reviews that endorse the PureSleep you can, with a little probing, find a handful of complaints filed with the BBB by disgruntled consumers.

Most of these issues were aimed at problems connected with shipping and billing, but a few people did seem to have concerns with product satisfaction. In their defense the manufacturers of PureSleep appear to have resolved the issues and the cases have been brought to a close.

The set up now appears somewhat dated in its approach; many newer devices are easier to get going and offer more chances to adjust to an individual’s specifications.

As with all MADS, drooling and jaw pain will be an issue until you become used to the PureSleep. This process can take anywhere between a few days and a week, sometimes even longer.

Summary

There are certainly more advanced and more effective MADs available than the PureSleep, but that cannot take way form the fact that it is still a very affordable and popular choice for many snorers.

It is a proven product priced to sell and in that sense it is very successful, but for me personally I would chose to spend a little more money to ensure as comfortable and modern an experience as possible.

The PureSleep is a mid-table performer with fine proven qualities of comfort and safety, but with its lack of adjustability and fixed-state – once setup – it leaves me somewhat cold from accepting it as a full time solution to what I need.

But don’t just take my word for it, as always I think it’s important to read round the product and come to your own conclusions.

As there are so many other devices to choose from, and before you take the plunge and go with PureSleep, I would like to suggest you have a look at the possible alternatives and refer to the comparison table.