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What You Need To Know About The Ripsnore
The name ‘Ripsnore’ comes from the phrase ‘rest-in-peace snore,’ which is kind of clever. This is an anti-snoring device that has actually been on the market for quite some time, and we were pretty excited to take a look at it.
On the landing page, phrases like these are spotted throughout the content and the graphics.
“The Ripsnore stops your snoring or your money back.”
“Stop dreaming about a good night’s sleep.”
And so on.
There is even a small banner that claims that it has been proven to have a 98% success rate!
But is any of this true? Or is this all just a smoke-and-mirrors bit to get you to buy their product?
Here is what we discovered.
Ripsnore: Product Classification & Instructions For Use
This product is technically a mandibular advancement device, or MAD. An MAD is a device that you wear in your mouth while sleeping to help control or eliminate snoring. It must be worn every night to be effective. But… with that being said, MADs are among our favorite types of stop snoring products… so that is something that this device has going for it.
As far as instructions for use are concerned, you will need to fit the device in order for it to work. This involves placing it in boiling water and holding it under the surface with tongs for about 20 to 30 seconds… and then biting down on it while holding your lower jaw forward slightly.
This will allow you to fit the device specifically to your teeth and jawline, and is one of the more popular methods for attaining a custom fit with products like the Ripsnore.
How Does The Ripsnore Work?
The Ripsnore works by holding your lower jaw forward during sleep, which in turn helps to create more room in the upper airway.
Snoring is almost always caused by a phenomenon known as ‘soft palate vibration,’ which occurs when the soft lining of the airway collapses in and blocks the air from moving freely in and out. This, in turn, leads to the air vibrating the soft tissues… which is what causes the sounds that we have come to identify as snoring.
So this device helps with the problem, basically, by opening up the upper airway and preventing this ‘blockage’ or vibration from taking place.
Ripsnore: Clinical Background And FDA Approval
The Ripsnore is a certified anti-snoring class 1 medical device according to the Australian Therapeutic Goods Association. It is also made from FDA approved materials, and has been certified by the Conformite Europeene to reduce snoring.
But, as far as we can tell, it is not actually approved by the FDA.
The company also says that this device has worked for 98% of their customers, but that does not necessarily qualify as a ‘clinical study.’
As for actual clinical studies, we didn’t find any claim or evidence that studies like this have actually been conducted.
Can There Be Any Side Effects?
The company actually lists several potential problems with the device on their FAQ page, along with instructions for how to overcome these problems.
Some of the most common problems with the device seem to be…
We have to give Ripsnore some major kudos for supplying all of this information on their website. Companies generally don’t like to disclose potential problems with their products… but Ripsnore seems to be embracing an honest policy with disclosure, so that’s awesome.
It is also fair to note that most of these problems tend to go away with time, once you get used to the product.
How Much Does The Ripsnore Cost?
This is where the Ripsnore really shines. You can buy it on the official product website for $67… but for that, you actually get two devices, which is really awesome!
So yeah… there might be some cons associated with this device. But really, for the most part, the pricing is excellent. This is one of the least expensive MADs that we’ve ever reviewed.
What Do We Know About The Company Behind The Ripsnore?
There are addresses for this company in the USA, in Australia, in the United Kingdom, and in Canada. The Canadian address, along with the contact phone number, is as follows…
Ph: (+1) 519-807-3889
PO Box 28002
N2L 6J8 Canada
You can also contact the company online via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Can Users Expect From The Ripsnore?
If you do end up purchasing the Ripsnore, you will have to fit it before you use it. Each one can be fitted up to 3 times, which is really helpful in case you end up not getting it quite right on your first try.
You will also need to allow some time to get used to it before it starts to feel really comfortable. One complaint that we’ve heard about it is that it may be too big to be very comfortable for some people… but that is also part of the challenge with MADs in-general.
As far as how long these devices will last, you can expect them to last for anywhere from 3 to 18 months. That might seem like a big range, but their lifespan really depends on how they are used and on how much wear-and-tear they undergo.
But… you do get two of them when you order, which helps a lot.
Does This Product Require A Doctor’s Involvement Or A Prescription?
No. You can order and use this product without a doctor’s involvement or a prescription.
This product actually had a lot of cool advantages. On one hand, you get two products for the price of one, you get a 45 day money back guarantee, and you get a product with a pretty long lifespan that can be custom fitted with boil and bite technology… and that really makes the value of this product higher than the value we see with a lot of other devices.
But, it is also not without its downsides. It is a larger device than some, which means that you might have trouble getting used to it if you have a smaller mouth. It is also possible that you are going to experience some discomfort at first while using it, which is another downside.
But… with those things being said, it is also important to point out that not everyone will experience these problems. The company says that they have a 98% success rate with it, which is pretty high. If this is true, then you would probably be far more likely to like it than to not like it… though this is also a difficult fact to validate through research.
At any rate, here is our final conclusion.
We do like the Ripsnore, and see it as a solid contender. We do have some devices that we prefer over this one… but if you are looking for a very budget-minded device, and don’t mind trying out a device that you need to keep in your mouth all night long, then it is possible that the Ripsnore could actually do you a lot of good.
The Costs To Get The Ripsnore Product Shipped To Canada
When you add shipping to the cost of the device, your total will come out to about $79.95 or so, depending on your specific location.
Where Can I Buy This Product If I Live In Canada?
The best place to buy this product if you live in Canada is on the official Canadian product website, ripsnore.ca.
Highlights And Drawbacks
Here are the pros and cons that we discovered about this product over the course of our research.
Just to add, you can compare this device to other similar products in our anti-snoring device comparison chart.
- You get two of them when you order
- They are pretty inexpensive
- They seem to work well for a lot of customers
- They come with a 45 day money back guarantee
- They are a bit on the big side
- Some people find them uncomfortable
- We didn’t see any direct links to any clinical research or evidence
- The product itself does not seem to be FDA approved
- The website seems to be just a little bit dated and out of style
- It may take a while to get used to it, especially when you consider that this is a larger device
Summary: According to the Australian Therapeutic Goods Association, Ripsnore is made from FDA approved materials and is a certified anti-snoring class 1 medical device, but this doesn’t make it an FDA approved device.