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Review: ZQuiet vs QuietNite Z


Published: January 6, 2014
Author: Dr. Mike Williams ( Michael Williams )
Tagged: zquiet, quietnite z, product review

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Both the ZQuiet and QuietNite Z mouthpiece can stop your snoring. The boil and bite thermal fitting of the QuiteNite Z however, produces a more comfortable and effective result.


Snoring mouthpieces such as the ZQuiet and QuietNite Z have been proven to successfully treat snoring. The incidence of snoring and sleep apnea is increasing as the obesity epidemic spreads worldwide. Snorers and their sleep partners are looking for low cost, easy and do-it-yourself solutions to their snoring problems. There is confusion however because the snorer may not understand the benefits and drawback of the various anti-snoring mouthpieces. This review will compare two popular snore guards based on comments from users and evaluation from a professional snoring sleep specialist.
 

 
How stop snoring mouthpieces work
 
• Snoring occurs during sleep when air is forcefully inhaled through an obstructed narrow airway. 
 
• This obstruction while breathing causes a noisy vibration sound in the relaxed airway tissues.
 
• The primary obstruction to breathing at night is a relaxed tongue. 
 
• When the tongue drops back over the airway during sleep, snoring occurs.
 
• Snoring mouthpieces advance and hold the tongue and jaw forward during sleep, this opens up the airway and stops snoring.
 
• The ZQuiet and QuietNite Z both function by moving the jaw and tongue forward. 

 
ZQuiet and QuietNite Z Mouthpiece Comparison Chart
 

ZQuiet


QuietNite Z


Stock- one size fits all


Yes

This “stock” product is used directly from the box


No

Thermo-fit custom mouthpiece


Thermo-fit with Boil and Bite Fitting


No


Yes

The same simple boil and bite fitting process commonly used for sports mouthguards


Moves jaw & tongue to stop snoring


Yes


Yes


Solid jaw advancement construction


No

Small hinge section advancing lower jaw breaks easily to
separate components


Yes

Solid side construction prevents component separation


Teeth hurt or Jaw hurts


Common

The “stock” mouthpiece is more likely to cause teeth and jaw pain.


Sometimes

Fitted mouthpieces are less likely to cause teeth pain.

Jaw pain commonly resolves after a week or so of use.


Bite changes


Common

More likely with stock mouthpieces


Sometimes

Less likely with fitted mouthpiece


Saliva build-up

 


Common

More likely with stock mouthpieces


Sometimes

Less likely with fitted mouthpiece

Usually resolves in a week


Teeth move


Yes

Very common with stock mouthpieces


No

Fitted mouthpiece keep teeth in their original position


Hinge breaks or material falls apart 


Yes

At some time the hinge will fail and the mouthpiece will stop functioning


No

No hinge

Single piece construction


Does not stop snoring


 


Sometimes

Most but not all people get relief with a snoring mouthpiece


Sometimes

Most but not all people get relief with a snoring mouthpiece


Loose and falls out


Common

Very common with stock mouthpieces


Rare

Less likely with fitted mouthpiece


Bulky


Common

 


Sometimes

Less likely with fitted mouthpiece. However, lab custom mouthpieces are not bulky.


30 day warranty


Yes


Yes


FDA approved material


Yes


Yes


Return policy


Complicated

Process is complicated due to the rebilling


Simple

Contact the vendor directly


Total Cost


$9.95 trial + $59.95 later = at least $69.90 (no choice for shipping) Buy ZQuiet


Only one payment of $57.77 (price includes 2-7 day US shipping) Buy QuiteNite Z


Expensive


Yes


No


Conclusion
 
A review of user comments plus a professional sleep specialist evaluation gives the competitive edge to the QuietNte Z. Although the ZQuiet can be used right from the box, it tends to have more problems with durability and comfort. The ZQuiet is also much more expensive due to the detailed billing model, it could easily end up costing nearly twice as much as the more effective QuiteNite Z. The QuietNite Z has a better fit and consequently has fewer complaints. The QuiteNite Z is also moderately priced and ships directly from the dentist who sells it. Both products can stop snoring and may be an introduction to better fitting, more durable lab custom mouthpieces.
 
 
Dr. Mike Williams, DDS
Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

 



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