After months of my husband moaning about my snoring, I finally bought a SleepPro Standard is the cornerstone product for the company of the same name. There are now Custom and SFA versions, however this review will be focused solely on the original mouthpiece for snoring.
Classified as a Mandibular Advancement Device this device functions by holding your jaw in the forward position. Opening your airways and keeping them free from obstructions that would be created if your jaw relaxed towards your throat.
Let’s Take A Closer Look
The SleepPro Standard is fairly similar to many other MADs on the market today, however it does have some distinct features that allows it to stick out among the crowd.
Coming with two large air ports this device makes it much easier for you the breath through your mouth. Anyone who has ever used an MAD before realizes how incredibly crucial this feature is to a device.
With other MADs you don’t get any air ports to breath through, and it require you to breath through your nose. Some of them do come with air ports but they are very small, and are difficult to breath through.
If you have sinus issues, a deviated septum, nasal polups, or any other nasal problems then using a device that restricts airflow from your mouth could be very dangerous. SleepPro Standard gives you large breathing holes allowing you to breath easy for some quality sleep.
Priced less expensive than many other options you can get this MAD for $49.99 each. You can add a second one for $20. Making it one of the most highly valued devices on the market today.
If you have worn a MAD before then you should be familiar with the boil and bite technique. It can be a little difficult at first, but after a couple of tries it becomes an easy process that will give you a comfortable fit.
1. Bring a pan filled with water to a boil.
2. Remove from heat and pour the water into a coffee cup or a small bowl. Let it cool for about a minute.
3. Place your mouth piece completely under the water for about 2 minutes. This will soften the silicone.
4. Using a utensil pick the mouth piece out of the water.
5. Insert the device into your mouth and bite down with your lower jaw slightly adjusted forward. Hold this position for a moment to allow the mouth piece to harden around your mouth.
6. Remove it from your mouth and place it in some ice water to cool down and give it a faster hardening process.
7. Take out the air hole retainer and check the fit in your mouth. When your mouth is closed, your jaw should be held forward. If it is uncomfortable than start the process over until it feels just right.
My Own Experience
I have tried numerous mouth pieces to stop my own snoring. Usually testing them for at least 2 weeks to get a full understanding of them. When mine was received in the mail, I quickly did my boil and bite technique so that I could have it ready by the time I went to bed.
When it was time for me to go to sleep, I put the device into my mouth and lied down in bed. I immediately noticed how easy it was for me to breath. The two air ports really do make a huge difference! I fell right to sleep with no problems, and I did notice some drooling but that is expected with a new device.
When I woke up in the morning I felt re-energized, having a terrific night of sleep. My wife shared these feelings as she was able to actually read her book before bed, I usually was too loud for her to do so.
I am happy to say, that I am still using my SleepPro Standard to this day. The benefits were overwhelming, and made it hard for me to really branch out and try anything else. I would be doing you a disservice if I didn’t recommend this MAD, and would suggest it for even the most severe snoring.
*This is not a paid post, this is from my own review, as I suffer from snoring.
GE’s FirstBuild Microfactory has successfully put together its project and introduced in the market The Paragon Induction Cooktop. The product was crowd sourced. The cooktop will be available to its customers this month. The appliance is anticipated to be a big addition to the sous-vide device merchandise.
So far it has been a great year for sous-vide a technology that has brought more convenience into people’s kitchen. A temperature controlled water bath is used to cook food contained in air-tight and vacuumed plastic bags. Oliso SmartHub and Top were the manufacturers that introduced induction method into the market. A few more makers like Anova are now adding features like Wi-Fi connectivity to this careful cooking appliance.
Paragon Induction Cooktop is priced at $249. It took over a year for the appliance to build and enter the market. It consists of a pot that has a Bluetooth probe connected to it, which monitors and controls the water bath temperature, heated via the induction burner.
Even though I am yet to use the Paragon in detail, I am fascinated with its skillfulness. It’s a pleasant induction cooker to have on side when you are about to grill and char some water bath cooked food. A container is not included so you will have to use the best induction compatible pot you have in accordance with whatever you are cooking. On the flip side if you cook small portions you can always use smaller pots and the appliance will appear virtually small in your kitchen.
Paragon has launched an app too and it works pretty well with the name FirstBuild. But the app isn’t a compulsory to run the appliance. We cooked some Salmon fillet in sous-vide appliance and it came out to be perfect even though water bathed. Another CNET Test Kitchen operation successful.
Let us discuss a few issues concerning the water bath uniformly heating the food. While using Paragon sous vide, a steak came out unevenly cooked. Sections cut into different portions were different in their final form. Some were medium and others were well done. But more cooking is yet to be done by us to make final readings and see if Paragon manages to keep a stable temperature. Deep frying and slow cooking are also yet to be carried out with paragon in our test kitchen. Keep updated with our website for updated reviews.
Induction cooktop is 12 inches broad
Chargeable temperature probe that comes with Micro-USB cord
Apps supported on Androids and iOS
Kids related products that are incredible and cutting edge; Stokke sounds like a perfect contender. Stokke Xplory Stroller offered by the Stokke manufacturers, is where essence meets style. Genius construction, highly functional and convenient. Parents with little kids can truly admire owning a Stokke Xplory Stroller and how it facilitates their new lifestyle with kids on board.
A Norwegian Family owned business Stokke is among our most favorite brands we review here on our blog. As a matter of fact I owned TrippTrapp High Chair offered by them when my kids were toddlers.
The Stroller offers many genius features. The number one feature according to us is how you can change the seat direction. It can be swapped between forward and reverse positions. The feature provides moms with an excellent opportunity to calm their babies with a simple rotate of seat so they may look at mommy and stay in the stroller. This shift can be made easily and swiftly in like 5 seconds.
We have provided a video for the ease of the learning. The seat is almost weightless and it can easily be unlocked and locked firmly back in. Extra surety that seat is secure in its place can be checked with little green color showing after the clicking sound.
Many interesting features are yet to come. The handle bar can be adjusted to many heights. How cool! A bag is included with Xplory which comfortably fits into the storage area and allows us to carry necessary stuff around in the stroller.
Sunshade is installed and usable in three positions, active, rest, and regular.
The fun part; you can add an activity board for your toddler. Amazing!
Rain cover and net are also provided inside the storage bag. You never know when the weather may decide to suddenly surprise you and a well -equipped mommy can carry on with her business un-interrupted.
The price might not be as economic as in regular brands, but with Xplory you get what you pay for, it is totally worth it! Durability mixed with an incredible design that’s hard to find. Xplory is worth $1099 and can be obtained in seven different colors like grey, pink, green etc.
Our reviews are 100% ours and honest and we thank Stokke for sending us the stroller that made such a wonderful review for us and for them.
Shopkins brings to its customers super cool accessory range mingled with creativity and fun. All new Shopkin idea includes a range of stuff that includes plush, plush key-rings, bags and purses, all washable and designed for kids, pre-teens and teens to color and create their own styles in ways that is both fun and innovational. So they come with inkoo’s markers and as mentioned above are all washable, so you can create as many designs as many times, as you want. All that is needed to be done is wash, and viola, reset button pushed, all new, good to go.
The product hit the stores already in November 2015, so easily available by now.
Plushes, all washable, are offered in different sizes and packaged in different sets. All are supplied with markers, with varying number of markers in each set depending upon its size.
For example, plush key-chain that is priced $5.99 comes with one marker. Even though smaller than the rest of the range but has plenty of space for creativity.
- A bigger sized plush prized at $9.99 is supplied with two markers.
- Then there are purses and bags that range between $14.99-19.99.
All these fun stuff are shaped, priced and packaged differently and combined with markers according to the size of the package. These are not completely bare or unmarked. There are features that can be filled with colors, the spaces in between can be decorated even further and kids can write names and cool things adding a fun touch to styling and decoration. And they can always make a cuddly stuffed toy.
So now you have one more fun-filled fantastic item for gifts on occasions like birthdays and holiday season for friends and family alike. Thank you Shopkins for sending in their fun filled idea that made a fun filled awesome review for us and for them.