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We like Mute Snoring, and would recommend that you give them a try if you regularly suffer from snoring issues related to nasal breathing.
Snoring is never a ‘good’ problem to have to deal with.
It’s loud. It disrupts your sleep. It keeps other people awake.
And it also puts you at risk for a range of other health issues as well.
This is especially true if your snoring problem dips into ‘obstructive sleep apnea’ territory and actually keeps you from breathing properly at night.
But here’s the thing.
Even though snoring is a pain—you can still help yourself to overcome it.
And one of the best ways to do this in the short term is to purchase an anti-snoring device.
In this post, you’re going to learn about a new anti-snoring device that just may grab your attention.
It’s called Mute. And this is our official Mute snoring review.
Not only are you going to learn how it works; but you’re also going to learn whether or not it’s effective and worth spending your hard-earned money on.
It’s time to dig deep and learn the truth.
Is Mute worth the money? Will it work? Here’s what you need to know.
One look at the Mute Snoring YouTube page will give you just a small taste of how popular this device has become.
These nasal dilators have been featured on publications like Kelly Live, BuzzFeed, Mail Online, Weekend Sunrise, and more.
But let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of exactly what Mute is.
Mute Snoring is a brand of nasal dilator that comes in three different sizes.
But even beyond offering different sizes, Mute stands out because each dilator is also adjustable.
A nasal dilator is simply a device that you insert into your nostrils to help ‘hold them open’ from the inside.
These devices are used as a treatment for snoring problems, and are one of the most effective types of devices that operate solely on the nasal passages to help overcome snoring problems.
We tend to like good nasal dilators better than, for example, nasal strips because they operate directly upon the nostrils from the inside to increase airflow and prevent nasal passage collapse.
This, in turn, makes them one of the most sure-fire options for keeping your nostrils open (and you breathing well) while you sleep.
The Science Behind Snoring
In order to fully understand how nasal dilators work to reduce your odds for snoring problems, it’s important to understand the science behind snoring, and how nasal dilators can contribute to being an effective solution.
First off, most snoring occurs when the rear, upper part of the airway closes in or collapses in on itself during sleep.
When this happens, the airway shrinks—reducing the amount of room available for breathing.
This can lead to air struggling to get through into your lungs, and can result in the air vibrating the walls of the inner airway as it rushes past as you attempt to ‘suck in’ oxygen while sleeping.
This is often called soft palate vibration.
A loud, growling, vibrating sound that we all recognize as snoring.
Alright. Now that you know the science behind snoring, it’s time to talk about how nasal dilators like Mute can help to solve the problem.
Well, the primary problem that leads to snoring is the closing-in of the upper airway and soft palate.
So, in most cases, anything that can help to keep the airway open during sleep is going to assist with snoring.
And this is where the difference between mouth breathing and nose breathing comes into play.
When we sleep, our default method of breathing is nasal breathing.
Nasal breathing is healthier and helps you to better utilize the air that you’re bringing into your lungs.
But nasal breathing also helps to keep our throat from drying out while sleeping.
But guess what happens if our nostrils collapse-in during sleep, or if we’re otherwise unable to get enough air in through our nostrils while unconscious?
Our brain will automatically switch to mouth breathing, to ensure that we get enough air into our lungs.
This poses a few problems, though.
First of all, mouth breathing just isn’t as healthy for us in-general.
But it also contributes to our snoring risk, for many different reasons.
Among other things, it can dry out your throat—which most definitely puts you at risk for soft palate vibration and snoring.
So Mute Snoring helps to fight against this by keeping the nasal passages open during sleep, thereby ensuring that you continue to breathe through your nose instead of through your mouth.
This helps you to get more air overall, but also helps you to protect your soft palate from drying out… thereby minimizing your risk of snoring, and maximizing airflow.
There are a few different features that help to make Mute an interesting and unique nasal dilator. So let’s talk about some of the unique specifications that may contribute to making Mute a quality product.
#1. Created With Ultra-Soft Medical Grade Polymer
We always like to look at what anti-snoring devices are made from to establish a baseline for what to expect on the quality side of things.
And we’re pleased to say that we liked what we learned about Mute on the official website.
They say that their device is made from ultra-soft medical-grade polymers. They don’t contain BPA or phthalates either, which is good.
Another great thing about the materials is that they’re latex-free. So even if you have a latex allergy, Mute shouldn’t be an issue.
Mute has a lifespan of 10 nights.
Here’s where we run into a potentially problematic area for the Mute device.
Most nasal dilators have a use-life. But this usually tends to be a lot longer than 10 days.
We’ve seen nasal dilators that were designed to be used for a month, and we’ve seen some that were designed to be used for 3 or more months.
But with that being said, Mute is a more specially formulated device. It’s also adjustable, and it’s much lighter-weight. Therefore, it’s also understandable that it would have a more limited shelf life.
Each package of Mute comes with 3 devices. So basically, you’re getting a month’s supply every time you buy a box.
We really dug into customer reviews and in-depth information about this device to see if it was truly better than the ‘average generic nasal dilator’ on the market.
And we’re pleased to say that we found some really good stuff.
Here are the features that we believe make Mute a better option than most other nasal dilators on the market.
Mute nasal dilators actually come with adjustable paddles, which means that you can adjust their size to perfectly fit your inner nostrils.
This is accomplished very simply—by gently pushing and/or pulling on the small paddles to either enlarge or diminish the size of the ‘hoops.’ When sized appropriately, they should fit snugly without feeling painful.
This is probably the number-one thing that makes Mute better than other nasal dilators.
Mute is designed with specially formulated ‘ribbed paddles’ that gently hug the curvature of the inside of your nostrils.
This means that they’re much more comfortable than ‘average’ nasal dilators, and much more likely to give you a comfortable fit.
Another great thing about Mute is that it comes in different sizes.
This gives you virtually unlimited control over getting the perfect sized device for your nostrils.
They come in 3 different sizes:
They also sell a trial pack, which gives you all 3 sizes in one convenient package. This makes it easy to try out all of the sizes at a special discounted rate.
This not only saves you money, but also makes it easy to find the right size for you.
We’ve tested all kinds of different nasal dilators.
Some of them worked pretty well, and some just didn’t.
But here’s the issue with most cheap nasal dilators:
They tend to just be too bulky, and are borderline painful to shove into your nose.
One of the things we liked best about Mute was that it’s a lot lighter-weight and gentle on the nose than many other nasal dilators that we’ve tried.
Another thing that we like about Mute is that there’s quite a bit of scientific data to back it up.
For example: It was shown to increase airflow during sleep by an average of 38% during a proof of concept trial, orchestrated by Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital in 2003.
They also conducted their own user trial in November of 2014, which demonstrated a 78% effectiveness in helping users to breathe better at night.
When using Mute nasal dilators, it’s important first of all to make sure that you’re using the right size.
If the bridge of the device isn’t resting directly against your nose, and if it hurts or feels ‘too tight’ to push it in any further, then you’re probably trying to use a size that’s too big for you.
If Mute doesn’t seem to be going far enough into your nose to ‘lock into place’ within the upward crease of your nose, then you’re probably trying to use a size that’s a bit too small.
It’s also important to make sure that you insert the device right side up.
You don’t want the paddles to rest on the floor of the nose. They should be facing upward.
With that being said, instructions for use are pretty simple.
Step 1: Insert the device into the nasal passages so that the bridge of the device rests comfortably against the nose.
Step 2: If it doesn’t feel perfectly comfortable, remove and adjust the size.
Step 3: Wear the device all night during sleep. Then remove it, clean it, and store it after waking up.
We scoured the company website and found no reference to any sort of side effect risk.
The most likely side effect that you’ll experience while using this product is slight discomfort in the nasal passages.
For some people, this might mean that they’re using the wrong size.
For others, it could be an indication that their noses are just a bit too sensitive for a nasal dilator.
It may be worth adding that it can sometimes take some time to acclimate your nose to something like this. Even Mute recommends that you wear their device for a couple of hours during the day when you first buy it, just to get your nose acclimated to it while you’re awake so that it’ll be more comfortable while you’re asleep.
According to the product website, mute isn’t supposed to be used by people ages 12 and under.
According to the official product website, Mute was designed for:
“Adults who snore due to night-time nasal congestion and/or obstruction causing them to mouth breathe.”
To clean your Mute devices, you should wash them with mild soapy warm water. Also, make sure that you clean the dilation mechanism.
You should then rinse them thoroughly, and dry them well before putting them back into the box for storage.
You shouldn’t leave them out in the direct sunlight, or expose them to heat.
It’s also a good idea to rinse them off before you insert them for bedtime.
One Mute device will last for 10 uses.
After this, the company says that they cannot guarantee that the product will work as intended.
Apparently, the reason for this shorter lifespan is because of the special material used to make the product.
After 10 uses, the material can start to harden, which increases the risk for damage or that it may not work as intended.
Mute is a product of Rhinomed Limited. As far as we could tell, the company seems to have a good reputation, and seems to make products that are generally well-received and that work well.
Here’s a bit more information about the company.
History of the Company
Rhinomed is an airway technology company. They say that their vision of the future is to ‘enable medications to be administered through the nose with the aim of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the therapies, while seeking a reduction in side effects for patients.’
Their technology platform holds over 60 patents globally, and they’re listed on the Australian Stock Exchange as ASX: RNO. They’re headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
According to the stats provided on the official company website, the Mute nasal dilator is effective for 78% of users.
According to their website, Mute delivers to countries in Europe, in the Asia-Pacific, in North America, and in South America.
For a full list of countries where Mute will ship, check out their online sales policy page.
You can contact Rhinomed via the following channels:
Phone: +61 (0) 3 8416 0900
Mute Snoring – Where to Buy in Australia?
The best place to buy Mute nasal dilators in Australia is from the official company website, though they can also be ordered from various stockists and other online stores that carry anti-snoring products.
At the end of the day, after weighing everything we liked and didn’t like about Mute and taking everything into account for our Mute snoring review, we felt that the quality, usefulness, and effectiveness of these nasal dilators was undeniable.
They come in three different sizes, are adjustable, are extremely lightweight, and just really stand out as above-average in terms of quality and how well they work.
The one downside is their short lifespan.
One box, which costs about $28 before shipping, contains 3 devices. They last for 10 days apiece, so you’re essentially spending a little less than $1 per day to have top-of-the-line nasal dilators that carry a 78% chance of opening up your nasal passages.
Now, with that being said—the shorter longevity is a small downside price to pay when you consider what you’re getting.
The potential for a great night’s sleep for less than $1 a day?
That’s not a bad deal at all.
Note: Mute is not designed for use with obstructive sleep apnea.
Yes, Mute can absolutely help you to stop snoring. It’s not 100% effective. But there’s still a really good chance that it can help. The only way to know for sure is to try it.
Snoring is sometimes a tough thing to cure entirely. There’s no anti-snoring device that actually cures snoring. Sometimes, surgery can help to cure snoring in the long term. But aside from that, the only way to really ‘cure it’ is to adopt lifestyle changes that contribute to better overall health and wellness (weight loss, quitting smoking, cutting back on drinking, etc.).
But sometimes, even that doesn’t get rid of it altogether. Using a snoring device, like Mute, can help you to treat the symptoms, however, and can aid you in getting a peaceful night’s rest. And that’s nothing to scoff at.
The answer to this question depends mostly on the type of snoring you’re currently experiencing.
A product like Mute could potentially help anyone who isn’t suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. But the only way to know for sure that a product may help you to stop snoring is just to give it a try.
The best way to stop snoring permanently is to:
Use an anti-snoring device (like this device, which you learned about in this Mute snoring review) to treat your snoring symptoms now, while
Using lifestyle changes to lessen your odds of snoring over time
It’s not a guarantee. Snoring can be tough to beat. But this is generally your best shot at stopping your snoring problems permanently.
- Affordable and low risk snoring solution
- Mute is FDA approved
- Small and portable device
- No money back guarantee
- Mute is reusable but won’t last forever
- You have to insert it in your nose
Summary: We like Mute Snoring, and would recommend that you give them a try if you regularly suffer from snoring issues related to nasal breathing.