Unique Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment Combination
Both of these products can help your snoring and sleep problems. Try them to see which offers you the best solution. You can use them in combination for maximum benefit.
QuietNite Z (QNZ)
Fit this mouthpiece in 5 minutes, just like a sports mouth guard, and stop snoring tonight! It's not complicated. The QNZ holds the jaw forward and the airway open to prevent snoring and improve sleep breathing. At last, you will get restful sleep and will be able to enjoy sleeping with your partner again.
The SnoreTek Anti Snoring Chin Strap is a soft comfortable adjustable fabric band which helps keep the mouth closed and prevents it from dropping back over the airway during sleep, which is the cause of snoring. This is a simple effective solution for open mouth snoring and problems with dry mouth sleeping.
The SnoreTek by holding the mouth closed, offers CPAP users a solution to the common stomach bloating problem caused from air being blown into the open mouth, aerophagia.
If you snoring mouthpiece falls out while sleeping, the SnoreTek chin strap can help keep the mouthpiece in place. You must be able to breathe freely through your nose for these applications to have benefit with the SnoreTek Band.
Fitting Instructions and FAQs
QuietNite Z Fitting
First: Watch the Fitting Video
1. Boil water, pour into another bowl and let it cool for about one minute.
2. Fully immerse the QNZ for 2 minutes, and then begin the fitting process. Check to make sure it is not too hot before placing in your mouth.
3. Bite into the softened mouthpiece, move your jaw forward and compress the material around your teeth and gums
4. Cool, check the fit and repeat steps 1-3 if necessary to get a good fit.
Watch the fitting video and read the fitting instructions which come with the QNZ mouthpiece.
5. Full details are provided with packaging
SnoreTek Chin Strap Fitting
Position the Chin Support Strap as shown above, under the chin and place the cutouts around the ears. Then fasten the adjustable Velcro straps in the most comfortable and effective position. To alter upward force, place the strap further forward on top of the head. It can be adjusted this way for increased tension and moved towards the back to reduce it. This simple positioning system helps to find the desired upward force with the optimum comfort. Washing before first use is recommended.
The chin strap can be removed and used again and again without having to adjust it each time. It can be easily repositioned at any time if necessary.
This device will NOT be effective, if your nasal passages are blocked due to allergies, alcohol consumption, smoking, nasal infections, nasal structural abnormalities or other medications which restrict nasal breathing. You must be able to breathe through your nose. Clean the device by hand or machine washing.
The SnoreTek anti-snoring chin strap can help with
Open Mouth Snoring
Dry Mouth while sleeping
Keeping a Snoring Mouthpiece in place
CPAP stomach bloating and gas (aerophagia)
Open Mouth Snoring and Dry Mouth
Open mouth snoring is very common. Use this simple innovative aid to retrain your sleep breathing from noisy open mouth snoring to quiet nasal breathing. Your sleep partner will love you for it. If you snore though your mouth, you probably have a dry mouth. The SnoreTek can help keep the mouth moist because the mouth will be closed during sleep.
Use with a Snoring Mouthpiece
Snoring mouthpieces have a long effective history for treating snoring. However, even the best devices may fall out for various reasons when the mouth relaxes during sleep. The SnoreTek helps overcome that problem by gently keeping the mouth gently closed which allows the jaw to hold its open forward position to stop snoring and help obstructive sleep apnea.
Chin straps can be used in conjunction with a CPAP mask to help keep your mouth closed during use. CPAP users complain of stomach bloating and dry mouth as air is forced through the mouth instead of the nose. Keeping the mouth closed with the chin strap allows for nasal breathing and prevents air from being forced into the stomach. Consult with your medical provider for this use.
Use of the SnoreTek
Simple to use and Easy to fit
The SnoreTek strap is affordable and long-lasting snoring solution. After a few nights of use most snorers report that they do not even notice wearing it. This device offers an instantaneous and non-invasive remedy for snorers particularly open mouth snorers. With its fully adjustable function it can be worn by almost anyone.
The SnoreTek Chin Strap wraps around the chin and the top/back of the head to help keep the mouth closed during sleep. The SnoreTek device is easy to use, and is compact for travel or storage. The one-piece, two-strap design ensures comfort and will hold its position during sleep. The SnoreTek prevents the jaw from dropping back and closing the airway, the cause of snoring.
QuietNite Z FAQs
How do I know that the QNZ will work for me?
Scientific studies validate the concept
The QNZ mouthpiece concept has been validated with numerous medical and scientific studies. The AASM & ADSM recommend a snoring mouthpiece as the first treatment option to treat simple snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Please read this article for more information: http://mouthguardstore.com/articles/medical-experts-recommend-the-snoring-mouthpiece-for-sleep-apnea-and-snoring
Although it has been scientifically proven to help treat snoring and sleep apnea, it may not work for 100% of the people. Our satisfaction rate with the product is better than 90%.
How does the QNZ work?
The QNZ holds your jaw forward during sleep to open the airway and stop snoring.
The most common cause of snoring is air being passed through a partially constricted airway causing vibration of the palate during breathing. The QNZ mouthpiece works by moving the jaw forward, which opens up the airway and stretches the palate so it does not vibrate (or vibrates less).
Is there a simple test to try before I buy the QNZ?
You can try this. Close your mouth with your teeth together. Then try to make a snoring sound.
Then open your mouth a little and move your jaw forward a little at a time and try to make the snoring stop. You will see that the snoring stops or improves. This opening and jaw forward movement is how the mouthpiece stops your snoring.
The mouthpiece holds the jaw in that location while you sleep.
Is there a warranty?
You have 30 days from your purchase date to verify your satisfaction with the QNZ for a full refund. Please see the return detail at the end of the FAQ section
How soon will I stop snoring?
The first night
For most people you will know the first night, if your snoring stops. If it stops your snoring for even a short while, then you know that moving your jaw forward and holding it there will work for you. Purchasing the QNZ is an economical option to determine if a snoring mouthpiece can help stop your snoring.
Following the good sleep hygiene tips http://mouthguardstore.com/articles/how-to-stop-snoring-remedies found in the article section at the mouthguardstore.com website will assure you the best chance to stop snoring.
If you do not see improvement right away, try tweaking the QNZ with the steps described below.
How long will the QNZ last?
Six months to two years.
There are many factors that can affect the life expectancy of your QNZ. Grinding your teeth while you sleep, how clean you keep it and how you store it will all play a part.
Some people regularly purchase every six months and others who come back once every two years.
The QNZ works but can I get a better mouthpiece?
It is important to confirm that a snoring mouthpiece can help treat your snoring. The QNZ is a very good first treatment option due to its modest cost and easy fitting process.
While many clients replace their QNZ with another one as they periodically wear, others upgrade to a thinner, better fitting and more durable laboratory custom fit appliance called the QuietNite Z Elite. These are available at the mouthguardstore.com website.
Will I be able to breathe through my mouth with the QNZ?
The QNZ has been engineered with large breathing holes to allow you to breathe easily.
It is normal for one side of the nose to be temporarily blocked when you first lie down so the breathing holes are helpful. Most people you will revert to nasal breathing within 15 minutes.
What do I do if my snoring does not stop?
Refit “Tweak” the mouthpiece
Most people can see an improvement in their snoring by tweaking the QNZ mouthpiece. Try these steps first to get improvement before returning the mouthpiece.
People are understandably disappointed if they find their QNZ does not work right away, but are then pleasantly surprised to find that with a bit of “tweaking” they stop snoring
How can I adjust or tweak the QNZ?
Situation: It does not work at all
This is usually caused from the jaw not being held forward enough.
Refit the mouthpiece according to the initial instructions and move the jaw farther toward the front. You only want to do this as far as necessary to prevent jaw soreness.
Sometimes the mouthpiece can be adjusted a little at a time as the body adjusts to the new location.
Situation: It only works at the start of the night, or falls out during the night
This is usually caused by the fit not begin tight enough to hold the jaw in its proper location throughout the night.
Refit the mouthpiece and concentrate on compression of the softened material toward the gums and teeth.
Suck out all the saliva when the device is first inserted at night.
Some users have reported that application of denture adhesive keeps the mouthpiece in place enough to stop the snoring.
If the snoring does stop but does not stay in long enough, then investing in a custom mouthpiece such as the QuietNite Z Elite or a custom device from dentist may be a better solution.
Situation: It used to work, but now I’m snoring again
Some people clench their teeth during the night. This tends to stretch the mouthpiece making it loose.
First try to remold the mouthpiece or buy another QNZ if this fails or upgrade to a custom QNZ Elite.
The QNZ was designed to be sturdy enough to resist some clenching
Situation: My jaw muscles ache in the morning
It is common during the adjustment period to experience some jaw discomfort as the body adjusts to the stretching of the jaw ligaments. This in most cases resolves within a week or so.
If the problem persists, your jaw may be pushed too far forward. Then you can remold the mouthpiece with your jaw not so far forward.
Situation: My front teeth hurt when I wake in the morning
This is a common situation caused by your front teeth holding the jaw forward during the night. For most people this disappears in a couple of weeks.
Remolding the mouthpiece with the jaw pushed out less forward may solve the problem.
Make sure that the edges do not flop over during the softening of the mouthpiece in the hot water as this can place too much material on the front teeth.
The custom QNZ Elite distributes the force more evenly and can be a better option if your see stop snoring success with the regular QNZ.
How many times can I re mold the QNZ?
Two to five times
Usually you can refit the device 4-5 times. The material begins to stiffen after that and be less pliable.
How long does it take to get used to it?
The adjustment phase obviously varies from person to person. Usually within a week or two most of the side effects have diminished or disappeared.
How do I clean it?
Use a soft tooth brush with liquid soap.
All QNZ products are cleaned in a similar fashion. First use a soft toothbrush with liquid soap to remove any debris. Tooth pastes often contain abrasives which can damage the QNZ surface over time causing it to be more susceptible to staining.
Soaking the appliance in a denture cleaner such as the Oxygone cleaner available from the MGS will gently clean the mouthpiece and give it a fresh minty taste.
Will the mouthpiece make me gag?
Customers rarely mention gagging. If you have a problem with that, fit the mouthpiece and gradually wear it for a few minutes at a time till the body adjusts to having something in place.
Why do I have so much saliva?
Saliva accumulation will decrease
The body initially interprets the mouthpiece as a food type material which requires saliva. This is very common and dissipates over time
Can it help me if I have sleep Apnea?
Almost everyone with Obstructive Sleep Apnea snores. A mouthpiece which helps stop snoring will also likely improve OSA.
However, since this is a dangerous medical condition associated with heart disease and other problems, you should be monitored by a sleep physician if you have sleep apnea.
The QNZ and other mouthpieces can be prescribed by a physician or dentist trained in sleep breathing disorders.
Can I use the QNZ if I wear dentures?
If you have partial dentures and some front teeth in both upper and lower jaws, the QNZ may work.
If you wear a full denture in either jaw
If you wear full dentures the QNZ will not work. You should consider the AveoTSD. Contact our technical department EM: firstname.lastname@example.org for more advice.
Why is my QNZ rough?
Water was too hot during the fitting.
If you place a QNZ in water that is too hot, it becomes very rough and not wearable and may need to be replaced. However, the QNZ does lose some of its smoothness when put in hot water – even at the right temperature.
What is the difference between the QNZ and the QNZ Elite?
The QNZ is considerably cheaper than the custom QNZ Elite.
The QNZ is a “boil-and-bite” mouthpiece, which means you put a thermo-plastic mold in hot water and then bite into it so that it takes the shape of your teeth; this is not customized specifically to your teeth.
The custom QNZ Elite is hand-made in a laboratory using a dental impression kit. The device is made using a near perfect impression of your teeth so fits more snugly.
The custom QNZ Elite has thinner walls and is less bulky so you aren’t as aware of it when you wear it.
Comfort and Attachment:
The QNZ grips mainly the front teeth, whereas a custom QNZ Elite grips all the teeth. This helps it to sit more securely and comfortably on your teeth while you are asleep.
How do I get the white Airway Plug Out?
Rarely but occasionally, the final cooling will shrink lock the Airway Plug making its removal difficult.
Prevention- do not allow the mouthpiece to overheat. Be sure to allow the proper amount of cooling time after boiling the water before immersion into the soaking cup. The main cause is having the water too hot when heat soaking the mouthpiece, it gets just too soft and squishy.
If after fitting the airway plug resists easy removal, try this
Make sure the QNZ is fully cooled. Squeeze the front outside section and rock the airway plug back and forth.
Re-soften the mouthpiece in warm water, not boiling. Bite back into the mouthpiece exactly as before and begin to wiggle the airway plug a little at a time to prevent final cooling contraction of the material. This should make it easier to remove after final cooling.
If you want to refit the mouthpiece later, coat the inside portion of the airway plug with Vaseline before the fitting. You still must keep the airway plug fully seated.
If none of the above is satisfactory, contact us for a replacement QNZ. Use the Vaseline as described above to prevent a recurrence of the issue.
If you still need more help send your question to email@example.com
See the Warranty Section
30-Day MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
With your order, you will be able to try both products for 30 days. The 30 day trial begins once you order. These products have been shown to stop or improve snoring for most people. If you are not satisfied with the results, please contact us for help. If we cannot resolve your issue, you can return both products within 30 days of purchase for a refund. Note the initial shipping cost is not refundable. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for return instructions.
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Your refund will be made through PayPal to the name in which the product was purchased.
Note: customer is responsible for return shipping. The refund will be made for the full purchase amount and can be expected within 7 business days of returned product receipt and inspection. Processing by your credit card company may take 4 weeks. Initial shipping or “Trial” costs are not refundable.
To optimize success you should read and follow all directions and safety instructions carefully before using the boil and bite fitting process. Check to make sure it is not too hot before placing in your mouth. The manufacturer cannot directly oversee the fitting process and as such the user assumes all the risks and liabilities. Do not store it near any heated surface, chew on the mouthpiece and keep away from pets. The QNZ mouthpieces are fabricated from FDA approved surgical materials, ethylene vinyl acetate.
The QNZ is an FDA Cleared intraoral device intended to be used for the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
The SnoreTek Chin Strap has been shown clinically to reduce the severity of snoring and assist in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA
These products are intended to treat simple snoring and may be used for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea snoring symptoms with a doctor’s prescription. Other conditions which may be helped are tempromandibular joint disorders (TMJ) and night time clenching. Medical or dental supervision may be necessary for these conditions.
This device should not be used by persons with asthma, central sleep apnea or severe respiratory disorders. If you have loose teeth, advanced periodontal disease, TMJ (Jaw joint pain) or other dental problems consult your dentist before using this device. Use of this device may cause temporary dental problems including increased salivation or possible mouth breathing. If you experience ongoing TMJ pain, gum irritation, bite problems, loose teeth or other dental problems discontinue use of the device and seek dental or medical help. Non- sterile.
The user understands that optimal performance of these products may require medical or dental supervision. The adult user of these devices has or will read and comply with all product descriptions, directions, warnings, packing information, user agreements and other information supplied to user or available from this website regarding application and use of this device. The adult user of this device will truthfully complete the any required health screening questionnaire and seek appropriate medical or dental assistance as prescribed or suggested. If the user already has a prescription for this device, he/she will forward same to info@MouthGuardStore.com for processing.
All the above information is applicable to any product available from the MouthGuard Store.
As the end user it is your responsibility to read and follow all directions and safety instructions carefully before boil and bite self- fitting or user- fit impressions. The user of the self-fitting mouthpiece assumes all the risks and liabilities and there is no implied guarantee of safety or enhanced performance as other variables exist beyond control of the manufacturer or retailer.
Do not chew on the mouthpiece or store it near any heated surface.
Pets are likely to chew and damage your mouthpiece. Please carefully store your mouthpiece.
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