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Silence: Spray And Go Volume Reduction

Product details:
Type: Spray
Clinical studies: No
FDA cleared: No
Price: $38.90
Money back: No
BBB accredited: Not Listed
Scam complaints: No

Sold at supermarkets and pharmacies Silence is marketed as an anti-snoring throat spray, which consists of a mint flavored mucoadhesive foam intended to reduce the vibration of the soft palate and thus ensure noise free sleep. Using a natural based formula it contains Carrageenans, Rosa Canina, Glycerine and Epikuron

How It Works

Mucoadhesion is commonly defined as the adhesion between two materials, at least one of which is a mucosal surface i.e. your throat. Mucoadhesive dosage forms are designed to enable prolonged retention at the site of application, providing a controlled rate of drug release for improved therapeutic outcome, which can be very effective for all kinds of ailments but as a snore stopper?

Well, to be honest, the impact is minimal, there’s just no way a spray is going to tackle the various mechanisms that cause the problems of mainstream snorers.

How to Use Silence

Before going to sleep shake the can vigorously. First, spray the back of the throat well for 1 second. Swallow. Then spray a second time for 1 second. Swallow again.

The Price

At its RRP of $38.90 (50ml) I can’t say that it is cheap, not for what it delivers in terms of effectiveness but if you have a look around a few places where it’s sold or online – notably in the UK and Australia -, you’ll find it at a cheaper price.

The Positives:

As a simple spray and go approach there’s not really anything easier to use.

Can reduce the volume of your snoring.

Made from natural ingredients.

Can be purchased at leading supermarkets and pharmacies.

There’s no need for fitting or any difficult processes to complete.

Good while ‘on-the-road’ where cleansing regimes –such as those needed for MADs– are difficult to keep to.

At 50ml it passes restrictions on hand luggage. Fellow passengers may be happy about that if you need a flight snooze!

The Downsides:

It will not stop your snoring.

If you don’t like mint, then you’re not going to like Silence.

Having a coating in the throat may not be to everyone’s liking.

At its full RRP it’s expensive for what it delivers.

Why Is It A Good Choice?

Although Silence Anti-Snoring Spray is not going to deliver real peace-and-quiet it can be a good way to reduce noise. Easy to carry and use it can be an effective stopgap solution to at least help secure a slightly quieter night’s sleep.

Conclusion

There’s no doubt that Silence goes beyond other sprays that are marketed on claims that they stop snoring, for one its effect sticks and stays where you apply it for up to 8 hours.

But, as we all know, snoring is produced by obstructions in the throat, such as soft tissues and the tongue, and Silence does not attend to these fundamental causes of noise disturbed sleep.

The only real way the mechanisms that induce snoring will be tackled is either through a mouthpiece (MAD) or my all time number one recommendation, the GMSS.

Not specifically designed to rid you of noise-disturbed sleep Silence does, however, give you the option of a quick-fire partial-remedy that will turn the volume down, which can help you and your partner rest a little easier.