What’s the Best Anti-Snoring Device? (Sleep-expert reviews the top 13 criteria to help you choose)

Adrian Zacher
16 min readFeb 8, 2022

The best anti-snoring device is only prescribed after you’ve been screened for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea / Apnea (OSA).

The best one:

✅ Stops your snoring

✅ Costs you the least money (because it isn’t a false economy)

✅ Creates the least side-effects (and helps you sleep and breathe at the same time)

So, if you’re wondering what’s the best anti-snoring device, then read this independent (no advertisements or affiliate links!) sleep-industry expert review.

These devices, which in their simplest form loosely resemble an athlete’s mouth guard, help open your airway by bringing your lower jaw (mandible) and tongue forwards while you sleep.

This movement (known as ‘protrusion’) increases the space behind your tongue. While a dentist-made appliance may appear expensive, ‘cheaper’ do-it-yourself kits are available.

Three airway examples:

  1. Normal on the left.
  2. Obstructed in the middle where the tongue has fallen back.
  3. And with mandibular advancement device the airway is restored.

This independent, expert review examines the pros and cons of custom-made versus DIY anti-snoring devices.

Are you snoring as a symptom of obstructive sleep apnoea?

It’s just snoring — right?

Anti-snoring devices (Mandibular Advancement Devices — MADs) or ‘gumshields for snoring’ are big business on the internet and in some pharmacies, typically when self-help fails.

Despite the lack of prior sleep apnoea screening.

Indeed, the United Kingdom’s NHS website makes reference to MADs but fails to differentiate between custom-made and Over-the-Counter (OTC) snore-stoppers!

So, the challenge as a hasty snorer is:

How to choose one that actually works?!



Adrian Zacher

Charity CEO & sleep medicine pioneer helping pharmacists resolve the sleep disorder epidemics.