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You're not the worst….The 1986 Guiness Book of World Records reports the loudest snore was 87.5 decibels recorded June 28, 1984 recorded from Melvyn Switzer of Hampshire, England. His wife was deaf in one ear.
Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) Print E-mail
Mouthpiece devices -- also known as dental appliances, mandibular advancement splints, or mandibular advancement devices (MAD devices) -- have been effective for many snorers, including those suffering from mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea. They are a tight fitting mouthpiece that fits into your upper and lower teeth and connect to each other.  It prevents the soft throat tissues from collapsing and obstructing the airway by bringing your lower jaw forward and/or by lifting your soft palate.  These devices often cost from $2000 to $3500 and are custom made by specialized dentists.  They are less effective than CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) but studies show about 70% of people prefer a MAD device to CPAP.

There are much less expensive "Boil-and-Bite" devices available that work on the same principle.  These devices are not custom fit and require you to place them in how water than fit them to your teeth.  This is similar to mouthpieces used in contact sports.  There have not been any studies - to my knowledge - comparing custom fit to Boil-and-Bite devices.  I have included an advertisement for the Snorekil device which I am currently doing research on.  Please contact me if you are interested in being part of a research study. 
Download this file (Snorekil_Phamlet_3.pdf)Snorekil - a Boil and Bite MAD[ ]1020 Kb