QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

 

Q : Meet the medical advisor

ZQuiet was developed in collaboration with Avery Lieberman, DDS, a dentist who specialises in sleep medicine in the US. Dr. Lieberman has more than 20 years of dental experience, including the treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea with oral appliances. He is the founder of The Treatment Centre for Disturbed Sleep and is an active member of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

 

Q : Can I breathe through my mouth when wearing a ZQuiet?

Yes! Unlike some stop-snoring devices, ZQuiet lets you breathe completely naturally, through your mouth and nose.

 

Q : Can I open and close my mouth while wearing a ZQuiet?

Yes, thanks to the patent-pending “Living Hinge” technology! Opening and closing your mouth while sleeping is a natural process, and the ZQuiet “Living Hinge” provides comfortable jaw mobility. Many customers appreciate the fact that they can even talk or drink without having to remove the mouthpiece.

 

Q : Is the ZQuiet mouthpiece hard to fit?

ZQuiet was specifically designed to fit nearly everyone. No boiling or moulding is required - just use it exactly as provided. If needed, you can trim your ZQuiet with small scissors to improve fit and comfort. After trimming, use a fingernail file or emery board to smooth any rough edges and avoid irritation to the gums.

 

Q : Will my jaw be sore from being slightly forward during sleep?

The average person requires an adjustment period of 2 days to 3 weeks to reach maximum comfort. During this period you may feel a little tightness in your jaw muscles but this should disappear shortly after removing the ZQuiet mouthpiece. If you experience sharp or persistent pain, discontinue using the device. Please see Comfort Tips page for tips on adjusting to the mouthpiece or consult your doctor.

 

Q : How do I clean my ZQuiet?

ZQuiet should be disinfected after each use to prevent the growth of harmful germs and bacteria. You may also clean your ZQuiet device in warm water with mild dish soap. For best results, use a toothbrush; however, do not use toothpaste, as it tends to discolour and alter the surface of the device. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap prior to storage.

 

Q : How do I store my ZQuiet?

The golden rule is that you store your clean ZQuiet in the supplied case. This ensures that it will retain its shape and also will prevent accidental damage

 

Q : Will a jaw advancement mouthpiece help if I have sleep apnoea?

Sleep apnoea is a serious medical condition and something about which you should consult your doctor.

 

Q : How long will the ZQuiet mouthpiece last?

It depends on the individual, but many customers find that ZQuiet lasts for many months of nightly use.

 

Q : Can I use ZQuiet with dentures?

No. Do not use ZQuiet if you have full dentures.