08-26-2014, 09:39 PM
This device is advertised on the product website as used for sleep apnea. The product name is Good Morning Snore Solution. [reference to link removed; just tell folks to Google the product - Moderator]
This device is a small rubber cup that holds your tongue out of your mouth by mans of suction. You place it in between your lips and teeth while holding the outer bulb together when you release it, your tongue is held out my suction.
I tried this devise. It did not work because my tongue is too small so there was no suction.
In addition, the brochure that accompanies the product said not for sleep apnea. (However as I said before, their website said it can be used for sleep apnea.)
This product cost $99.00 plus tax. It said there is a 30 day return. I will return it. I just received it so I cannot comment on their true return policy and whether they actually refund the product.
I would definitely not recommend for sleep apnea. However for snoring, it "may" work.
Buyer beware! Their advertising online is very misleading, actually they outright lie when saying it can be used for sleep apnea. They even have testimonials of people saying it cured their sleep apnea.
Kimberly from Honolulu
Sorry you had such a bad experience but thanks for the review!
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I am using the tongue retaining device, as a last option before turning to CPAP. After 2 months, I can definitely say it works!
I am one of those who would wake up 20 times a night, gasping for air, sitting up with 5 pillows, and getting maybe 2 hours of sleep every night.
After reading about how the tongue retaining device keeps the tongue lifted during sleep, I thought it made a lot of sense. The one thing it takes getting used to was the initial pain and discomfort. (I ordered mine from Korea and paid $32.00) But after 3-4 days, along with discontinuing the use of my pillow AND not having any food in my stomach for 4 hours before sleep, it has all come together, and I can say right now, I won't be seeing a CPAP machine any time soon!