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- Rated 4.5 stars
- SleepRite Anti Snore Micro CPAP
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- ComfortEditor: 85%
- EfficacyEditor: 85%
- Value (Cost)Editor: 95%
- TrustworthinessEditor: 80%
- Our RatingEditor: 90%
What You Need to Know About This Product
The SleepRite is actually a really interesting stop-snoring product that brings something ‘new’ to the market. We’ve never seen anything quite like this before, so this was a product that we were excited to take a look at.
We have also come to realize that this is actually a pretty widely-used product. More people use the SleepRite than we first thought when we started our research, so we were pretty interested in figuring out if it would live up to some of the positive feedback that we had seen for it.
It is technically a hybrid product, as it is both a nasal dilator and an EPAP device, though we would classify it as mostly an EPAP device.
As you will notice, it is labeled as an ‘anti-snore micro CPAP,’ but what exactly does this mean?
And more importantly… does it work?
Here is what you need to know.
SleepRite: Product Classification & Instructions For Use
The product is labeled as a Micro CPAP device… though we would actually label this as a micro EPAP device. And we can explain why.
First of all, CPAP stands for ‘Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.’ This is a treatment option for sleep apnea that is usually supplied with a machine that is hooked to a mask. You wear the mask, and the device supplies constant positive airway that helps to keep your airway from collapsing in on itself. This, in turn, helps to minimize incidences of snoring.
But EPAP uses the same basic principle, albeit through a slightly different mechanism. EPAP stands for ‘Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure.’ This is created, instead, by restricting outward airflow so that exhalation causes airway pressure to increase. This helps to keep the airway expanded as well… just not quite as efficiently.
But, as an advantage, EPAP devices do not require a power source—hence, why this nasal dilator does not need a battery or any sort of a fan to operate.
Side Note: EPAP devices are becoming more and more well-known as of late, because of how well they work. This was one of the biggest factors that made us interested in trying the SleepRite.
As for instructions for use, the concept is pretty simple.
You simply insert the rubber part of the device into your nasal passages, and then attach the included blue ventilation attachment before going to bed. You must wear the device every night in order for it to keep working—though this is pretty obvious. If you ever stop using it, you will fail to benefit from it.
This makes the EPAP (which they call CPAP) kick in and work to keep your air passages expanded.
How Does the SleepRite™ Anti Snore Micro CPAP Work?
This device seems to use two different mechanisms to help with snoring. The first one is the nasal dilation feature.
The rubber nasal dilators, which you insert into the nasal passages to keep the product ‘on,’ help to gently expand your nostrils—which helps to open up your airway. This promotes nasal breathing, which comes with a whole range of benefits.
And secondly, it works by using EPAP technology to keep the air pressure in your respiratory system elevated.
This helps to keep your airway from shrinking or expanding as you sleep, which is supposedly an effective way to treat not just snoring, but also more severe cases of mild to moderate sleep apnea.
SleepRite: Clinical Background and FDA Approval
On the official SleepRite home page, they say that the device has a 96% success rate, and is rated ‘one of the most effective anti-snoring devices in the market.’
And as far as FDA approval is concerned, we found no evidence that this device is FDA approved. But then again, there are a lot of stop-snoring devices out there in the marketplace that work absolutely perfectly without being FDA approved… so this was certainly not a deal-breaker where we were concerned.
We strive to keep an open mind about every device, regardless of its FDA status.
Can There Be Any Side Effects?
This seems to be a relatively new product on the market. But even with that being the case, it still seems like there are both positive and negative reviews circulating about it.
Obviously every device will suffer from at least some minor downsides for some users. But we also noticed that there seemed to be more positive reviews about the SleepRite that sounded legitimate to us. Sometimes, negative user reviews can be mostly chalked up to user-error, and we kind of felt like that was where some of the negative reviews were coming from where this device was concerned.
How Much Does This Product Cost?
You can buy the SleepRite for just $39.95 on the official product website. This is actually not too bad of a price, especially when you compare this product to some of the more expensive options on the market.
What Do We Know About the Company Behind the SleepRite Micro CPAP?
We know that this company designs and engineers their products in the United States. We also know that you can contact them by directly on their website.
Overall, we were not disappointed by anything we discovered about the company. There isn’t a ton of information about them online, but what we did find seemed to check out.
We were happy to see that the company does offer a 30 day money back guarantee with the product, so that is a good thing.
There are a few stipulations about returning the SleepRite, as there are with virtually any product guarantee in existence. But all things considered, it seemed to be a pretty standard product guarantee.
We did quite a bit of looking around online to see if we could find any scam complaints.
We did find a few people who called the SleepRite a ‘scam,’ but it was difficult to tell if they had used to the product correctly, or if they just gave up based on it taking a few nights to get used to. We have seen a few negative reviews that seemed to be written by people who disregarded the device after one night… but this, in our opinion, is not really quite fair.
And we did find a LOT of positive reviews… more than we expected to find. After reviewing everything, it certainly seemed like this product’s reputation was more balanced toward the ‘positive’ than the ‘negative.’ At least, that was what it sounded like to us.
What Can Users Expect From the SleepRite Product?
You can expect to have to get used to it a bit before it becomes really comfortable. Usually, products like this tend to be ‘weird’ to wear until you acclimate yourself to them.
But for the most part, we feel like this is a pretty easy product to get used to. Obviously every experience may be different, but we walked away from it feeling pretty good about the experience, to be fair.
Does This Product Require a Doctor’s Involvement or a Prescription?
No. You will not need a doctor’s involvement or a prescription to buy and/or use the SleepRite Micro CPAP.
Our Verdict About SleepRite Micro CPAP
We saw some decent upsides to this product, for sure
On one hand, we love the fact that this is a hybrid nasal dilator/EPAP device. We also like the design and the concept. And to be completely fair, we were not really turned off by the price either. It is, at the very least, affordable enough to warrant a try.
Plus, it has a 30 day satisfaction guarantee… so those are the main upsides.
Of course, as with any product, there are also a few downsides. For one, it can take a few nights to get used to sleeping with something in your nose. In fact, some people give up on it before really giving it a try because of this… which might be one reason for why there are some negative reviews circulating around out there.
But really, all things considered, we were surprisingly happy with the SleepRite. Some people call it a gimmick, but we felt like it could have a lot to offer. EPAP technology is on the rise, and being a product that uses it in an inventive way, the SleepRite certainly earned some points with us.
The Costs to Get This Product Shipped to Canada
Shipping costs vary by location, but the company does ship worldwide and free shipping is available to the United States.
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 SleepRite website.
Highlights and Drawbacks
Here are the pros and cons that we discovered while looking over the product.
- It is said to work for most users
- It isn’t quite as expensive as most other anti-snoring products
- It comes with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee
- It is easy to use
- It isn’t very invasive
- It can take some getting-used-to for new users
- Some people aren’t a fan of sleeping with something in their nose
- You may need to use it for a few nights to really get a ‘feel’ for it
SleepRite Anti Snore Micro CPAP
Summary: The technology behind this product is great and although this is the first micro CPAP device of this kind we’ve reviewed, we’re yet to confirm how effective this product is.