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Mandibular Devices

Stop-snoring now with Snorekit – The low cost stop-snoring mouthpiece!

  • Simple – Do-it-yourself, custom fit at your home in only 5 min!
  • Effective – Known to work for 9 out of 10 people!
  • Proven – The only product which is extensively tested in Sleep Studies!

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Are YOU getting a peaceful, refreshing night’s sleep? And your Partner?
Stop-snoring now with Snorekit – The low cost stop-snoring mouthpiece!

  • Simple – Do-it-yourself, custom fit at your home in only 5 min!
  • Effective – Known to work for 9 out of 10 people!
  • Proven – The only product which is extensively tested in Sleep Studies!

Snorekit is a simple, effective and proven low cost Stop-Snoring Mouthpiece. As a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) it works by advancing the lower jaw forward for a few millimetres to help free the air intake passage and release the tongue. During sleep, relaxation of the muscles in the throat and the backward movement of the tongue reduces the size of the air passage. The air passing over the region causes vibration which gives the sound to snoring. Apart from audible nuisance and disturbance to others, snoring can effect your health and develop into more severe obstruction of the air passage leading to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia or other sleeping disorders justifying medical consultation.

After extensive sleep studies in sleep centres all over the world it is now a proven fact that snoring can only be treated effectivly in three ways: surgically, by forced ventilation with continuous positive airway pressure devices (CPAP) or with a mandibular advancement device like Snorekit.

So why wait and spend another disturbed night? Order online and stop-snoring now with Snorekit!

Why will Snorekit stop snoring?
During sleep, relaxing of the muscles in the throat and backward movement of the tongue reduce the size of the air passage. The air passing over the region causes vibration which gives the sound to snoring. Apart from audible nuisanceand disturbance to others, snoring can develop into more severe obstruction of the air passage leading to sleep apnea justifying medical consultation.

Snoring can be treated in several ways, surgically or by forced ventilation with continuous positive pressure devices (CPAP).

The most economical and non-evasive way is to use a mandibular advancement device like Snorekit.

Snorekit is based on medically proven stop-snoring solutions known as Mandibular Advancement Device. The principal of the “Snorekit” Mouthpiece consists of a single moulded mouthpiece with a central white insert which keeps the air intake hole open while fitting the mouthpiece. The fitting consists of moving the lower jaw forward a few millimetres in order to free the air intake at the back of the throat and release the back of the tongue.

The Snorekit mouthpiece is similar to mouth guards worn by sportsmen, but with Snorekit both, the upper and lower jaw are involved in the moulding process.


  • Easy to fit, easy to wear and non-intrusive
  • Lasts for up to one year
  • Economical , low cost and comfortable
  • Satisfaction of good night ’s sleep
  • Harmony with your partner
  • High success rate
  • Has a breathing hole in front (don’t have to breath through nose)
  • Non-toxic.

Product Review
“Snorekit” is a simple, effective, low-cost stop-snoring mouthpiece to treat snoring. The product is made of thermoplastic copolymers which are flexible, resilient and tough and are classified as non-hazardous and inert toxicologically.

The single piece stop-snoring mouthpiece comes with a white insert for use when immersing in hot water and for fitting to prevent the breathing hole in front from being bitten closed when fitting. Once fitted, the stop-snoring mouthpiece will hold the lower jaw slightly forward, thus opening the throat and eliminating snoring.

Snorekit Contra-indications

  • Severe respiratory disorders
  • Loose teeth or dentures
  • Allergy to latex
  • Mandibular joint pain when using “Snorekit”
  • Obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnoea is a condition where breathing is obstructed and airflow to the lungs is restricted. The commonest cause of Sleep Apnoea is due to airway collapse called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or OSA. OSA affects mainly men over 40 and is associated with being overweight and snoring. OSA is a treatable medical condition and should be treated by a sleep specialist.

How do I fit the Snorekit Mouthpiece?
The Snorekit stop-snoring mouthpiece is a “Boil-and-bite” device which can be custom fit in your home in just a few minutes. We provide you with detailed information on our “How to fit” tab.

How do I know it will work?
We know that more than 85% of users have no problems with using a stop-snoring mouthpiece. Just try it. The only reason the device may not work is that the device does not advance the lower jaw sufficiently to open the airways. In this case a custom-made or adjustable mouthpiece made up by a dentist may work.

It does not work!
Your jaw may not be advanced enough to stop-snoring. Try re-moulding with jaw slightly further forward. Note that this may cause jaw discomfort initially but repeated trial will allow you to find the most comfortable and effective position.

Your jaw may be slipping out of the stop-snoring mouthpiece at night. Try re-moulding and sucking in with your tongue pushed against the back of teeth.

How do I prove that it works?
More than likely your partner will tell you that you stop-snoring. Even if it works only for a short time initially, you can refit the stop-snoring mouthpiece until you are satisfied that it works.

You may have to use the stop-snoring mouthpiece for short periods during the day to get used to it.

Why does it stop working?
Because the product is thermoplastic it may have “stretched”. Try re-moulding or, if it is a year old, replace the stop-snoring mouthpiece

My jaw and/or teeth hurt in the morning.
This does occur when first used and is normal and usually dissipates with use.

It also can occur if the jaw is pushed too far forward.

Try re-moulding the stop-snoring mouthpiece with jaw not so far forward.

Must I use it all night?
Most people use the stop-snoring mouthpiece all night but some may use it only part of the night. Like any stop-snoring mouthpiece it takes a while to get used to and, starting with a few hours at first, usually allows one to get used to wearing it all night.

I gag or dribble when I use it.
Gagging does happen but use of the stop-snoring mouthpiece for a few hours at a time usually overcomes this problem.

Dribbling is a normal reaction to having a foreign object in your mouth and will disappear after regular use of the stop-snoring mouthpiece.

How long will my snorekit last?
Your stop-snoring mouthpiece will last between nine months to a year and depends on a couple of factors.

The more times you re-mould the stop-snoring mouthpiece the less thermolabile it becomes.

Grinding of teeth can cause product deterioration of the stop-snoring mouthpiece in a very short time.

Can I use with dentures?
It is usually not recommended as the “load” of the stop-snoring mouthpiece is on the front teeth and dentures may move and render the stop-snoring mouthpiece ineffective.

How do I clean the mouthpiece?
Usually rinsing the stop-snoring mouthpiece under cold water will be sufficient. You may use an antiseptic mouthwash and, if necessary, the stop-snoring mouthpiece can be lightly brushed with a toothbrush. Hard scrubbing with toothpaste will cause abrasion and may cause the stop-snoring mouthpiece to become rough.

It is important to leave the stop-snoring mouthpiece exposed to air when not in use so as to dry out and prevent any organisms from growing on it.

What are your return and refund policies?
The provision of goods by Snorekit Products (Pty) Ltd is subject to availability. In cases of unavailability, Snorekit Products (Pty) Ltd will refund the client in full within 30 days.

An order can be cancelled if payment has not been made yet for the order by the customer. Once payment has been made by the customer for an order, the order can only be cancelled within 24 hours of Snorekit Products (Pty) Ltd receiving the payment or before the order has been dispatched by Snorekit Products (Pty) Ltd, whichever is earlier. A cancellation of a paid order will attract a 10% administration fee to cover bank charges and other costs associated with refunding the customer for the cancelled order.

If a product is damaged or broken when you receive it, you must inform Snorekit Products (Pty) Ltd within 24 hours of receiving it. We will then make arrangements for the damaged product to be returned to us and get a replacement product sent to you on our account or alternatively we may refund you in full for the damaged or broken product.

If you are not completely happy with a product that you received with your order, you can contact us within 7 days of receipt with the reason of dissatisfaction. If the product is in its original sealed state we will issue a return number and a return delivery address. Shipping costs for the return will be for your account. Upon receipt, we will inspect the item and if it is in its original sealed state, we will refund you the value of the product. Due to the nature of the product we cannot issue a refund if the original sealed blisterpack is opened.

Some useful and important hints:

  • Please read and understand the fitting instructions before attempting to fit the stop-snoring mouthpiece.
  • Practise fitting the stop-snoring mouthpiece before moulding it in hot water.
  • The stop-snoring mouthpiece has a top and bottom. The top is indicated in the groove by “TOP & SK”.
  • Use a mirror to fit the stop-snoring mouthpiece.
  • It is important not to move your bottom jaw too far forward; 2-3mm is usually sufficient.
  • The white plastic insert for the breathing hole must be kept in place during heating and fitting.
  • Remember to remove the white plastic insert from the breathing hole after fitting the stop-snoring mouthpiece. Don’t throw it away as you will need it in the future if you decide to remould the stop-snoring mouthpiece.
  • Do not boil the water in a microwave.
  • Blow out through your mouth if the stop-snoring mouthpiece is too hot.

Fitting Instructions

  1. Boil some water and pour it into a mug, approximately half full, but sufficient to cover the stop-snoring mouthpiece.
  2. Completely immerse the stop-snoring mouthpiece for thirty (30) seconds in the hot water.  It should be soft enough to take an impression of your teeth and change shape as you move your jaw forward. Use the white insert as a handle.
  3. Remove and shake off excess water. Check that it is not too hot.
  4. Make sure that the sides have not flopped inwards and if necessary use a finger to push them outwards.
  5. Ensure the stop-snoring mouthpiece is the right way up. See “TOP” on the right hand side of the groove.
  6. Insert the stop-snoring mouthpiece into the mouth, onto the lower jaw first and then close your mouth.
  7. Move your lower jaw forward by 2–3 mm. Now start biting hard on the stop-snoring mouthpiece for 20 to 30 seconds. Make sure the white plastic insert is in place to prevent biting through the stop-snoring mouthpiece and to keep the breathing hole open.
  8. To help mould the stop-snoring mouthpiece push hard with your tongue against the back of your teeth. At the same time you can suck in to keep the stop-snoring mouthpiece in place. Use your finger to push outer sections against your teeth to help the fit.
  9. Remove and rinse under cold water. Remove the white plastic insert.
  10. Try your stop-snoring mouthpiece for a while to ensure the fit is correct. If necessary you can repeat the process to adjust the fit.

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What is the cause of snoring?

As seen from the medical side, snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. In some cases the sound may be soft, but in other cases, it can be rather loud and quite unpleasant.

Statistics on snoring are often contradictory, but at least 30% of adults and perhaps as many as 50% of people in some demographics snore. One survey of 5713 Italian residents identified habitual snoring in 24% of men and 13.8% of women, rising to 60% of men and 40% of women aged 60 to 65 years; this suggests an increased susceptibility to snoring as age increases.

What impact does snoring have?

Snoring is known to cause sleep deprivation to snorers and those around them, as well as daytime drowsiness, irritability, lack of focus anddecreased libido. It has also been suggested that it can cause significantpsychological and social damage to sufferers. Multiple studies reveal a positive correlation between loud snoring and risk of heart attack (about +34% chance) and stroke (about +67% chance).

Though snoring is often considered a minor affliction, snorers can sometimessuffer severe impairment of lifestyle. The between-subjects trial by Armstrong et al. discovered a statistically significant improvement in marital relations after snoring was surgically corrected.

Snoring and relationships

Snoring can get in the way of a good night’s sleep and a healthy relationship with your spouse or partner.

Mild snoring that isn’t related to sleep apnea responds well to home remedies like dental appliances (MAD). Finding a cure for your snoring problem can result in an improved quality of life for you and your loved ones.
Sleep partners of people who snore heavily often awaken over twenty times per hour. The constant sleep disruption and excessive tirednesscaused by noisy snoring takes a toll on social and physical aspects of a relationship.

Many partners of snorers decide to sleep in separate rooms, and the resultinglack of bedtime chatting and physical intimacy can lead to a strained relationship. The person who snores often becomes isolated and frustratedabout a problem they seemingly have no control over.

Negative health effects of snoring

The most typical health problem snoring causes is loss of sleep for boththe person snoring and his (or her) sleep partner. The snoring noise combined with tossing and turning often keep both people from sleeping soundly. Sleep deprivation has significant consequences: excessive sleepiness, irritability, and lack of productivity during the day, as well as negative health repercussions.

People who snore chronically are often middle-aged and overweight, and snoring may indicate a more serious underlying medical problem.

Sleep apnea and snoring

Snoring can also be a symptom of sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition. While snoring is caused by narrow airways, sleep apnea is a true breathing obstruction, which requires the sleeper to awaken to begin breathing again. A person with sleep apnea wakes up many times a night to regain breathing, but usually remembers nothing at all about the awakenings. Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, but snoring by itself does not involve the cessation of breathing.

Treatments for snoring

Almost all treatments for snoring revolve around clearing the blockage in the breathing passage. This is the reason why snorers are advised to lose weight(to stop fat from pressing on the throat), stop smoking (smoking weakens and clogs the throat) and sleep on their side (to prevent the tongue from blocking the throat). Through years of studies in sleep centers round the world it is now known that only three treatments will help effectivly against snoring:

  • Mandibular advancement devices (MAD)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Surgery

A number of non-effective treatments are also available, ranging from nose clips, lubricating sprays and “anti-snore” clothing and pillows. However, snoring is a recognized medical problem and people who snore should always seek professional medical advice before relying on techniques that may mask symptoms (i.e. snoring) but not treat the underlying condition.

Mandibular advancement devices (MAD)

Specially made dental appliances called mandibular advancement devices, whichadvance the lower jaw slightly and thereby pull the tongue forward, are the most effectice treatment for snoring. Such appliances have even been proven to be effective in reducing snoring and sleep apnea in cases where the apnea is mild to moderate. Mandibular advancement devices are often tolerated much better thanCPAP machines. They are usually made from an EVA polymer and are similar in appearance to protective mouth-guards worn for sports.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is often used to control sleep apnea and the snoring associated with it. To keep the airway open, ashoebox-sized device pumps a controlled stream of air through a flexible hose to a mask worn over the nose, mouth, or both.


Certain surgeries, including Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), Thermal Ablation Palatoplasty (TAP), tonsillectomy, and adenoidectomy, increase the size of your airway by surgically removing tissues or correcting abnormalities. Using a scalpel, laser, or microwaving probe (radiofrequency energy), a surgeon may remove tonsils, adenoids, or excess tissue at the back of the throat or inside the nose, or reconstruct the jaw.

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