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A potential snoring fix... Has anyone else tried this?

Hey everyone,

If you can't or don't want to wear MADs(Mandular Advancement Devices), I just wanted to bring to your attention a potential fix and ask if you have any experience with it. I can't really bite down on a MAD - and even if I could, it is really hard to get past the sore jaw (for me, at least). It seemed like there weren't any other options, really, so I began to have an alternating sleeping habit – a few days with the MAD, a few days without. But that wasn't a good solution at all – it didn't really solve anything in the long term. On the one hand, when I wore my device, it kind of worked – the snoring stopped, but on the other, I didn't feel especially rested or pleasant after my night's sleep. I think my tongue might be blocking my airways.

I've been living in discomfort for a long time, doing some halfhearted research online as to what could replace my MAD. I didn't expect much, and didn't put in much energy, because from the tone of my doctor, it seemed like this was the only choice. But then I came across something that looked pretty interesting.

While Googling for anti-snoring devices, I came across a review of something called GMSS – the Good Morning Snore Solution. I came across it on this site - http://www.topsnoringmouthpieces.com/reviews/gmss/ The basic premise of it is that instead of pulling your jaw forward, like MADs do, it holds your tongue in a forward position. In this way it doesn't just stop you from snoring, but also keeps your tongue from being pulled down by gravity and blocking your airways, making sure you get enough oxygen throughout the night.

Checked the price, and it is a bit pricier than the usual stuff, but to be honest, I'm pretty desperate and willing to try new things to fix my snoring.

What seems like a bonus point for it is that the GMSS was designed by a dentist and green-lit by the FDA, so it seems that it has gone through some pretty rigorous testing and isn't just another piece of junk peddled on infomercials. It looks like a good deal, and I'm considering getting it (like I said – I'm pretty desperate), but I don't want to take the leap and shell out over $100 for something that nobody else knows about/has used.

Could you guys tell me anything you know about this? Have any of you used it? Is the basic premise sound? Thanks a lot! :)
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Hi, you should see a sleep specialist to see if you have obstructive sleep apnea. All the traditional conservative options may sometimes work, but is usually temporary, and only delays getting diagnosed properly. If you have severe snoring, you could be having obstructive sleep apnea. Treating sleep apnea will not only treat your snoring, but also may save your life. Untreated sleep apnea can aggravate or cause hypertension, diabetes, weight gain, depression, heart disease, heart attack or stroke.  Regards.
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Hi :) Me and my husband used to be a heavy snorer. He's a bit overweight and is always tired from work so that must be what roots his sleep apnea, I am always tired too being a work at home mom with no helper for the house chores and the kids. Being diagnosed with sleep apnea led us to become a fitness junkie and have a healthier lifestyle. We still use an anti snoring device, though. Getting back in shape is not a cake walk, you know. But unlike you, it only took my husband 4 days to get used to sleeping with his mouth guard attached. It took me a week, a bit longer than his adjustment period. It was hard for both of us at the beginning but we never gave up, what's a week of adjustment period to the relief it gave us after :) Here's what both of us are using: Slumber Guardt  
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Ooops, forgot to put the link. Here it is http://slumberguard.com.au/ :)
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