The Good Morning Snore Solution is one of our most highly-recommended devices for snoring reduction.
Like many stop snoring mouthpieces, this device stabilizes your tongue instead of changing the position of your jaw. The device can be used straight out of the box, making it convenient, effective and inexpensive for people who don’t want a custom-fitted device. It’s perfect for patients whose snoring is caused by vibrations and blockages of the airway.
Since the Good Morning Snore Solution is supposed to last about 12 months before replacement, it’s important to clean it regularly to prevent harmful bacteria from building up. Luckily, it’s not hard to clean the device, thanks to its simple design. With proper cleaning, you can get incredible results with little to no discomfort.
Caring for your Good Morning Snore Solution is similar to cleaning dentures. If your dentist provided specific instructions for what kind of cleaning solution to use, use that recommendation. Otherwise, a denture cleaning solution will work just fine.
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In a pinch, a solution of toothpaste and water can be used in place of denture cleaning solution but make the toothpaste does not contain baking soda or whitening chemicals. Do not scrub the device, either, since toothpaste can create tiny scratches that allow bacteria to grow.
As of this writing, the Good Morning Snore Solution device comes with a sample of cleaning solution, Efferdent Power Clean Crystals, that contains persulfates. Persulfates can cause allergic reactions, so look for a different product to use if you think you may be allergic.
How to Clean
Prepare the denture cleaning solution in cold or room temperature water according to the manufacturer’s directions, then soak the device in the solution for ten minutes. Do not use hot water since it can damage the device. Swirl the solution, remove the device, and rinse it thoroughly. Allow the device to air-dry before putting it back in the case.
If there is a bit of stray food on or inside your device, carefully remove it using a soft brush specially designed for cleaning dentures. Regular toothbrushes are too hard and can leave tiny scratches on the soft material.
When to Clean or Replace
Make sure to clean your Good Morning Snore Solution before using it for the first time. After that, clean your device after every use. Bacteria and even mold can grow if cleaning is neglected. Waiting a few days between cleanings can create a fertile environment for bacteria, which can cause illnesses.
Even if you’ve had your device less than 12 months, replace it as soon as signs of wear and tear appear. Small gaps in the device’s material can allow bacteria to survive daily cleanings. If in doubt, consult with your dentist to determine if it’s time to replace the device. Remember: the cost of getting a new device isn’t that bad when compared to the effects of a nasty illness!
Cleaning the Case
Make sure to keep your device in a sanitized case, too! Storing your device in an unclean case can essentially undo all the work you put into cleaning. Since the case included with the Good Morning Snore Solution doesn’t have any tiny crevices, it’s not hard to keep clean.
Soak the case with the methods described above to keep it free of troublesome germs. Again, avoid scrubbing with toothpaste or a toothbrush, since even the harder plastic of the case can be susceptible to microabrasions.
To maximize the cleanliness of your device, make sure to brush your teeth and clean your mouth thoroughly before bedtime. Brushing your teeth is important even if you don’t use a stop snoring mouthpiece; the buildup and growth of bacteria can cause cavities, gingivitis, tonsillitis, and other issues in everyone. However, tooth-brushing becomes even more critical to keep your stop snoring device sanitary, especially since the device attaches to your tongue and stays there all night.
Use a reputable toothpaste brand and mouthwash to get rid of bacteria, and floss to remove bits of food that can breed more bacteria. If you still feel discomfort or even find sores on your tongue after using the device, consult with your dentist to see if you’re missing a step in your dental care and device-sanitizing routines.
Don’t let the need for cleaning discourage you from investing in a stop snoring mouthpiece. While some snoring aids don’t require frequent cleaning, the effectiveness of the Good Morning Snore Solution makes it an excellent option for many snoring patients. In fact, it’s our most highly-recommended tongue-retaining device – so talk to your dentist about giving it a try.
Chief editor here at Snore Nation and a proud father of two cool boys. I am a reformed snorer, a reformed smoker, a reformed overeater, a reformed city dweller and a reformed workaholic stress monster on the mission to share my insider tips to restore that quality sleep for you and your partner!