Deciding on an anti-snoring device can be quite a challenge depending on your specific needs and budget. That is not the only challenge – fraudulent websites are selling knock-off versions of anti-snoring devices. It’s tough enough to make a decision on an anti-snoring device, let alone find out that you’ve been had. For example, unsuspecting people have been tricked into buying knock-off versions of the aveo Tongue Stabilizing Device (aveoTSD) even though this device has patents in Europe and countries like the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The success of the aveoTSD anti-snoring device has led to knock-offs being produced in China out of sub-quality plastics and sold at bargain basement prices through fraudulent websites.

The aveoTSD anti-snoring device is a small miracle – and might just be the best investment one can make when it comes to treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The proprietary aveoTSD Tongue Stabilizing Device (TSD), works simply by keeping your airway clear and unrestricted while you sleep, reducing the chance of snoring and OSA.

The aveoTSD is one of the highest rated, medically approved sleep apnea mouthpieces available. This miracle device has been approved by both the FDA and Health Canada, and in several independent clinical trials has proven to treat mild to moderate OSA as well as problem snoring.  Using this oral device, when fitted properly, can achieve positive results the first night you wear it. In some instances it might take up to a couple of weeks to get accustomed to wearing the aveoTSD.

There are plenty of lookalikes and even some direct “knock-offs” of the AveoTSD.  So, it’s important to know what to look out for when making an actual purchase of this oral appliance or for that matter any sleeping aid, especially when purchasing online from fraudulent websites. You can find anti-snoring devices or sleep apnea mouthpieces everywhere these days, even at large large drugstores/pharmacies such as Walmart and Walgreens. However, make sure that you choose a snoring device that is well researched and/or recommended or prescribed by a medical professional, and that you purchase your sleep aid from an authorized seller.

Finding a suitable device online can be a bit of a challenge, often because a few internet sellers are less than transparent. Fraudulent websites will go as far as mimicking authentic websites and even dupe unsuspecting buyers by offering the ‘cheapest snoring device’. If the price of a device is too good to be true, it probably isn’t ‘true’.  Be aware of the country of origin of your purchase, because health regulations vary and so do the materials used to make the device. Fraudulent websites are also known to not fill the order as expected, and there is no recourse. Internet purchases are convenient, but “buyer beware.”

Sleep deprivation is a problem of gigantic proportions and people are often desperate to find a solution. Making the right decision about which device to use and who to buy it from can have lasting consequences.

There are plenty of sellers of anti-snoring and other sleep related aids, because snoring and sleep apnea are the most common maladies.

Make sure you get the right product, purchased from an authorized seller, who offers fitting support and customer care if there are ever any problems or concerns. Some lookalike products are offered on websites that are difficult to detect if they are legitimate or not. Always visit the contact page to see if the product is supported in your country and where the product might originate from. The website’s URL or domain name can be yet another clue as to whether or not the site selling the anti-snoring device is an official and/or legitimate site or not. Look to see if extra letters have been added to the product name. If so, it could be an imposter.

When considering making a purchase, ask yourself these questions:

  • Should you consider buying one from eBay or Amazon?
  • Should you consider buying one made in China?
  • Should you consider buying one sold from a Chinese owned website?
  • Should you consider buying one from an affiliate reseller?

Here are some other things that are important to understand before you make an online purchase:

  1. There are 2 basic types of anti-snoring mouthpieces: The Tongue Stabilizing Devices (TSD’s) and Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD’s). The later device attaches to your teeth and can have some impact to your dental health and jaw. It’s best to work through a dental professional if you plan to use a MAD, because of the potential impact on your bite, teeth, jaw alignment, and even TMJ, and TJD (Temporomandibular Joint disorders). The TSD on the other hand, does not interfere with your teeth or jaw and can be worn safely without being fitted professionally. Even so, it is recommended that you consult/inform your medical doctor that you are using a tongue stabilizing device.
  2. The construction and substance that the TSD is made of must be of medical grade materials and be sufficiently durable to withstand prolonged use. The AveoTSD for example is made from the highest grade medical silicone produced by Dow Corning Corp (USA), which is chemically inert and therefore doesn’t leach chemicals into the body when you wear it. The MAD’s are typically not made from silicone. The aveoTSD is not made from plastic or resin types of materials or composites, and doesn’t contain either Bisphenol A or latex, both of which have known to create negative health issues. The knock-off tongue stabilizing devices tend to be made from plastic/resin composites that are claimed to be food grade. The aveoTSD knock-offs are usually made in China from composite plastics, that with prolonged use may leach chemicals into your body and affect your health.
  3. There should be clinical tests that support the claims made. Inspect these claims carefully to be sure that the facts match the hype. The AveoTSD has clear clinical findings of support for its claim as an anti-snoring device that treats mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Some imposter websites even look like they have demonstrable clinical trials, but have the links to those studies disabled.
  4. The cost of producing and making available to the public a proven, clinically studied medical device is not inexpensive. Some lookalikes appear to be only half the price of a legitimate AveoTSD. This should be a red flag and warning sign that something might not be as good as it appears to be.

Choosing an anti-snoring device that is appropriate to your needs can be a challenging, frustrating, and even costly. There is cost, comfort, and effectiveness to consider, and finding that best ‘fit’ will make the world of difference to your relationships and health. Effectiveness is critical, but if it’s not comfortable you are likely not going to wear the device.

The AveoTSD for example is an inexpensive, clinically proven anti-snoring device that treats mild to moderate OSA. It is available from a number of sleep, medical and dental clinics, as well as online through a few secure payment servers from authorized dealers.

Make sure you do your research and seek advice from medical professionals when buying an anti-snoring device. And, don’t be duped into buying inferior knock-offs because of price; it’s not worth sacrificing your health and happiness.