Snoring is a problem that affects so many of us. It’s estimated that 40% of people over the age of 40 snore to some degree and 59% of these people are the uncomfortable bed partner of snorers. You’re not alone in your search for something that actually works! One of these things that actually works is Zquiet mouthpiece, but it has been smeared to some degree by dissatisfied users. I’ve looked into the common issues that some users are experiencing and will set the record straight. Yes, it is definitely worthy of your purchase, but you may just need a little confidence booster. So, what’s wrong with the wrongs? Let’s find out.
What is Zquiet?
Before jumping into the problems many people believe they’re experiencing with the product, it’s important to clarify what this device actually meant to accomplish. The product is a dental appliance that conforms to the principles of MRS (Mandibular Responding Splint). MRS is a category of devices that are meant to manipulate the jaw in some way to produce a result. In this case, this mouthpiece is meant to encourage the jaw to rest in a more “open” position, which prevents snoring. When the jaw is held in an open position, muscular constrictions associated with snoring are relieved.
What Users Complain About
There are three main problems that users experience with the device: tooth pain, slipping while sleeping, and poor customer service. While they’re all perfectly valid concerns, there is a lot of hearsay associated with these complaints. In my research, I wasn’t entirely convinced that the complainers were unique users of the product.
The power and anonymity of the Internet means anybody can register multiple accounts on various websites to leave similar comments, but give the impression that they’re new complaints. Much of what’s floating around on the Internet seems to be the criticisms of a few disgruntled users.
Issue 1: Tooth Pain
One of the most widely complained about aspects of the mouthpiece is its poor molding to the user’s teeth. What many users don’t realize is that the device is a mass produced product that was molded with a specific user in mind. It is not a unique orthodontic device that is made specifically for the user, which would give the perfect fit after dental impressions, production creation, and a substantial amount of cash changing hands. Instead, it is a generalized device that makes many assumptions of wearers.
Fortunately, the manufacturer addresses these assumptions rather well. The device is made with thermoplastic elastomer. This is a type of flexible plastic, which has the feeling and consistency of rubber. This will allow the device to flex to the wearer’s teeth and provides a snug fit for the majority of users. The official website also states the device can be cut to the wearer’s requirements to improve comfort:
“If needed, you can trim your ZQuiet with small scissors to improve fit and comfort. After trimming, use a fingernail file or emery board to smooth any rough edges and avoid irritation to the gums.” (Official Website)
In addition to tooth pain, some users complain about jaw pain. This is a very natural and expected result from the device and will only last a short while. Jaw pain is associated with the flexing of the jaw muscles while the device holds them in an open position. After a short while, the muscles will become used to this sensation and will be strong enough to support the device without any pain to the user.
Issue 2: Slipping While Sleeping
Some users complained that it is prone to slipping while they were sleeping. These slips were only minor and shouldn’t be thought of as the device falling right out of the wearer’s mouth. Usually, this anti snoring appliance only slipped to the point that it was rubbing on a few users’ cheeks, which caused them to wake up suddenly.
Again, the device can be cut to the wearer’s exact needs and this will prevent slipping. This is openly stated by the official product website and shouldn’t void warranties – although it may as I couldn’t find an exact clause prohibiting or approving it within the terms and conditions.
Issue 3: Poor Customer Service
Unfortunately, no business is perfect when it comes to their customer service department and it is this that forms the overall impression of the product altogether. Yes, there are horror stories associated with the manufacturer’s customer service department that are prevalent on the Internet, but it seems to only be affecting a small portion of users who are experiencing problems.
Many purchasers are happy with the product and would recommend it to others – read our in depth review for more information: http://zquietreport.com/