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SNORING & APNEA INFO

There three types of therapies that doctors use to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

1) Mandibular Advancement Therapy

This type of therapy has been in use since 1996 and is well proven to be effective for heavy snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea.

A mandibular advancement device is a type of double sided mouth guard designed to hold the lower jaw in a forward position during sleep.  

With the jaw in a forward position this helps keep the tongue away from the back of the throat and soft palate - the main cause of snoring.

A professionally made MAD can cost upwards of AUD$1,500 - our highly competitive Slumber Guard Anti-snoring Device is available in pharmacies across Australia without a prescription for only AUD$29.95

2) CPAP Therapy*

An Australian invention that has been in use since 1980 and has developed into a very common and effective treatment for sleep apnea (snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea - however not all snorers suffer from sleep apnea).   

CPAP Therapy forces airpressure into the mouth or nose in order to hold the throat airway open - stopping the tongue and soft palate from closing off the back of the throat.  

There are many CPAP Devices on the market ranging in price from AUD$1,500 - $2,500.

BREAKING NEWS: Slumber Guard will be releasing an affordable fully-optioned CPAP Machine to the Australian Market in July 2014.

3) Invasive Surgery

This means that a surgeon removes parts of your soft palate and may even stitch your tongue forward.  The procedure involves significant risk compared to the other two therapies as it requires you to be under anaesthetic, and is comparatively quite costly.  

It should only be viewed as a last resort to the other two therapies.  It is also known to have a very low success rate over time - and may impede the success of the other two therapies if you need them as a back up plan.

The cost of this kind of therapy can cost AUD$8,000 - $12,000

* The Slumber Guard Anti-snoring Device is not intended to replace any doctor prescribed therapies and should not be used as an ongoing replacement for CPAP Machine Therapy for those suffering from moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.



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