You wear the SnoreRX inside your mouth where it keeps your jaw thrust forward, opening your airway. SnoreRX belongs to the classification of devices known as MADs (mandibular advancement device). The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) devices have an electric pump that forces pressurized air into your air passage to stop snoring. Users wear a mask that fits over their face or just their mouth.
SnoreRX has no moving parts. A CPAP has a small pump that you plug into any home AC outlet, hose, mask, and filters. There are also battery-powered portable CPAPs.
Doctors recommend CPAPs for patients with severe sleep apnea. You cannot buy a CPAP without a prescription.
A SnoreRX can bought over-the-counter.
Each device does an excellent job in preventing you from snoring.
The CPAP Experience
If you do not go to a doctor and get a sleep assessment, you will need to fill out a self-assessment questionnaire provided by the CPAP manufacturer. The CPAP staff doctors will review your answers and if you are a candidate for one of the machines, write you a prescription. This means that it will take 2-3 weeks at least, once you decide you want a CPAP, to get one.
The filter does not have to clean every day, but the mask and hoses need cleaning at least once a week if not every morning. Disassembling, reassembling and cleaning takes a few minutes.
CPAPs have close to a 100% effectiveness rating to stop snoring.
My SnoreRX Experience
My wife and I followed the directions and made sure that the SnoreRX felt comfortable before we used it the first time. My wife must have adjusted hers correctly as she woke up refreshed and without any soreness. My mouth was a bit sore, so I used the Flex Jaw to loosen it up a bit and the morning soreness did not reoccur.
The device worked as advertised. Neither my wife nor I heard the other snoring during the night. My son confirmed that he could not understand any snoring though he went to bed after my wife and I fell asleep.
The cleaning process took longer than expected. Taking it apart and scrubbing all the crevices with a toothbrush took some time. After the first few mornings though, it had become routine.
Unless you are a severe apnea sufferer, the SnoreRX will probably work fine for you. My wife and I liked the snug adjustment that the Flex Jaw gives you. The cleaning was a bit not as easy as some other MADs are but more comfortable than cleaning a CPAP.
The cost of a CPAP also can be reasonably high. Often, however, your medical insurance will pick up part of the expense.