The ZQuiet anti-snoring system purports to prevent snoring from the first night you use it. While this is no doubt a boon to snorers and their families, does this product really work as well as it claims? We decided to do the research and see if it lives up to its reputation.
There are many types of snoring. This system is designed to treat the kind of snoring caused by abnormal relaxation at the back of the throat. The device works on the same principle as a retainer, moving the lower jaw forward to open the back of the throat and free up the airway. Unlike a retainer, however, the mouthpiece features an airflow vent that permits air to pass between the upper and lower hinges of the device, allowing unrestricted airflow and natural in-sleep jaw movement.
According to the official site, the device can treat snoring the same night you start using it. The testimonials on the site look impressive, and the science appears to stand up under independent scrutiny. Evidence for this is found by the number of imitation systems on the market, all of which make similar claims and appear to be based on a similar design.
This system costs $79.95 plus $9.95 shipping and handling. They charge your credit or debit card $9.95 upfront to cover shipping and processing. Thirty-five days later, if you do not return the system, your card will be billed the balance. This brings the total cost to $89.90 for the system, shipping, and processing. Similar systems are on the market for less, but few of them enjoy the excellent reputation of the proprietary ZQuiet system.
According to the website, over ninety percent of users report satisfaction and relief from snoring from the first night. Available online reviews are almost universally positive with regard to the efficacy of the system. Testimonials are available on YouTube, through independent consumer research sites, and even on consumer blogs attesting to ZQuiet’s effectiveness. Some touch points are the quickness with which consumers see results, the ease of use, and the ongoing effectiveness of this system.
Because of the vast amount of positive reviews and observations about this system, it appears that the website’s claim of over ninety percent satisfaction among users is well-documented and grounded in actual fact. This is an astounding success rate for virtually any product, and speaks very highly to the effectiveness and usefulness of this remedy for snoring.
The chief complaint among users seems to be the minor discomfort caused by sleeping with the system in and the odd sensation of having the lower jaw pushed forward to permit free airflow past the soft tissues at the back of the throat. These complaints were generally reported as mild and going away with time and getting used to wearing the system on a nightly basis.
In addition to comfort issues, two concerns were repeatedly mentioned. First is the expense of the system. The device is more expensive than many look alike products on the market. Many of these products are not tested and cleared by the FDA. They also do not come with the same good reputation and guarantee. In many cases you get what you pay for.
The other issue concerns the 30-day refund guarantee. Some consumers have reported that they had difficulty or were unable to return the system within the time frame reported. While in some cases this may have been due to user error or failure to properly mark the product with the required information ZQuiet specifies on its site or through customer service, there is a possibility that this return policy may not work as well in practice as it appears to on paper. Consumers should consider this prior to ordering, but the overall number of complaints regarding the return policy are very small compared to the number of former users who report no problems with returns.
Given the small number of complaints compared to the overall user satisfaction, the ZQuiet system appears to really deliver what it promises. While not really an apples to apples comparison, to put this satisfaction rate in perspective, the best-selling Apple iPhone has a satisfaction rate across all models of only seventy-five percent. This suggests that this may be a real solution for many people and an excellent value for the price, particularly for those who are tired of being awakened in the middle of the night by their own snoring or being sent to the couch by their spouses.
Overall, available online reviews and testimonials suggest that the ZQuiet system is a good investment, and a relatively inexpensive one for the benefits.