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- Rated 3 stars
- Mute Anti Snoring Device
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- ComfortEditor: 70%
- EfficacyEditor: 65%
- Value (Cost)Editor: 60%
- TrustworthinessEditor: 65%
- Our RatingEditor: 65%
What You Need To Know About Mute
Mute is a stop-snoring product that fits snugly into the nose during sleep. The website, on the landing page, touts that ‘the humble nose holds the key to a good night’s sleep,’ and this product seems designed to fulfill the need behind this belief.
Most of us deal with snoring at some point in our lives… either in ourselves, or in the people we love. The honest truth, however, is that snoring can be detrimental to our lives. It can hurt our quality of sleep, and can certainly do a lot to minimize our ability to get sufficient, healthy rest.
So is it possible that this product could help?
Here is what we found over the course of our research.
Mute: Product Classification & Instructions For Use
This product is technically classified as a ‘nasal dilator,’ because it seeks to correct the problem of snoring by widening-out the nasal passages during sleep. We’ve reviewed several such products in the past, and are well-acquainted with this type of device.
As far as instructions for use are concerned, you can use this device by performing the following steps.
- Insert the device. You’re supposed to wash your hands first, of course… but the key here is to ‘hold the device by the bridge with the curved arms facing towards you.’ Keep the ribbed paddles facing away from you as you insert the device into your nostrils.
- Next, adjust. You bring it up to your nose, and make sure that the curved arms go in first, to make contact with the inside floor of your nose before you finish placing the rest of it.
- You breathe. You guide the device into your nasal passages to the point where it becomes comfortable. You might need to mess around with it a bit to get it to fit right… but once in place, it shouldn’t hurt or anything like that.
How Does The Mute Anti-Snoring Device Work?
According to the official FAQ page on the product website, this device was designed with the ‘anatomy of the nose’ in mind. It dilates the nasal passages to make it easier to breathe through your nose. It also fights nasal congestion, both of which promote nasal breathing over mouth breathing.
The site says that mouth breathing is a ‘common cause of snoring.’
Mute: Clinical Background And FDA Approval
Mute has seemingly undergone a pretty significant Product User Trial, which took place in 2014. According to the trial, 78% of users ended up being able to breathe better at night due to using the device. 75% of users were said to snore less, and 73% of partners reported a reduction in snoring severity.
We aren’t sure that this would technically qualify as a ‘clinical trial,’ but we at least appreciated the effort behind it.
This product does not seem to be FDA approved.
Can There Be Any Side Effects?
The only real side effect that we could see happening with this device is discomfort. Some people have also reported that it ‘falls out’ during sleep. There is some helpful information on the product FAQ page to help deal with these types of problems though… so it is very possible that even if you are dealing with one of these issues, you could possibly figure it out by doing some reading and adjusting how you use it/what size you use.
Does The Mute Come In More Than One Size?
Yes. You can actually buy the mute in three different sizes: small, medium, and large.
How Much Does The Mute Cost?
This product will cost you $27.95 for 3 devices. Each of these devices is said to be usable for up to 10 days before you throw them away… which makes this a disposable product that will cost you $27.95 for a 30 day supply.
Note: Canadians will actually be paying closer to $50 to get a pack of Mute shipped to them! See the last two sections of the review for details about this!
What Do We Know About The Company Behind The Mute?
Here is the Australian return address for the company, which is posted on their website. It would seem that this is their ‘primary’ address.
Level 1, 4-10 Amsterdam Street,
Richmond, Victoria, 3143,
The company that manufactures this product is called RHINOMED Ltd.
We have found a mixture of positive and negative reviews about these devices. The biggest complaint is that they simply don’t work. Some people say that the devices actually make them snore more, and some seem to have a good experience with it.
But no. We did not find any scam complaints regarding the Mute.
What Can Users Expect From The Mute Anti Snoring Device?
If you buy this product and attempt to use it, you can likely expect for it to take a little bit of time to get used to. You may also need to try to adjust it a little bit to get it to fit correctly. You can buy a trial pack that contains one of every size, so that you can see which size works best for you. This seems like the best way to size the products if you have never used them.
See below a few Mute Snoring user reviews from Amazon.
Does Mute Require A Doctor’s Involvement Or A Prescription?
No. This product does not require a doctor’s involvement, and you will not need a prescription for it.
We’ve reviewed quite a few nasal dilators in the past—and we have to say that most of them end up falling prey to the same basic downsides. Yes, this product does have some positive reviews… and as far as nasal dilators go, they are actually pretty ritzy.
But there are also a host of downsides that were difficult for us to get past.
For one, these dilators were kind of on the expensive side. Two, they didn’t offer any kind of product guarantee (besides a warranty for faulty products) at all. So if you want to try this product, you are going to be out the money, either way.
We understand that Mute has to do business and make a profit. But it is also true that a lot of other companies do offer a money-back guarantee, and the fact that they do is really awesome. This is what gets this issue on our radar.
We do like the fact that it comes in 3 sizes as well. This could really help to mitigate problems with a device that doesn’t fit properly, which can be a troublesome issue with nasal dilators.
But in the end, our biggest problem is with nasal dilators in-general. Yes, they do promote nasal breathing, and there is a lot of evidence to support the fact that they can help with your snoring problem.
Probably not… because these devices mechanically treat the absolute root causes of soft palate vibration, and nasal dilators just don’t.
So in the end, here is what we came to think about Mute.
This is an awesome example of a nasal dilator. They are expensive, but they are well made. If you want a ‘serious’ nasal dilator, this product is for you. And if you use them in conjunction with an MAD or a TSD, then you can probably expect to see even better results.
But are they our favorite type of stop snoring product? Probably not.
The Costs To Get The Mute Shipped To Canada
It will cost you $10 extra to get this product shipped to Canada from their Canadian partner site (see below). The price also goes up for Canadians at this point (also, see below).
Where Can I Buy The Mute If I Live In Canada?
If you live in Canada, the best place to buy this product is from mmsiestore.com, which is the partner that handles Canadian orders. But… the price is higher on this site. The Mute will cost you $39.99 here instead of the usual price.
Highlights And Drawbacks
Here are the main pros and cons that we discovered about the Mute over the course of our research.
- It is designed differently than a lot of nasal dilators
- It has been tested and found to be seemingly pretty effective
- It comes in three different sizes
- Seems well-made, and the website is pretty nice
- No product guarantee
- It has quite a few negative reviews
- It is actually pretty expensive
- Does not really treat the root cause of soft palate vibration snoring
Mute Anti Snoring Device
Summary: Mute nasal snoring has seemingly undergone a pretty significant Product User Trial back in 2014, which is obviously a plus, but when it comes to a snoring solution that works, there might be better options out there.