The SleepPro Custom mouthpiece is now medically recommended for OSA sufferers.
A new independent clinical study has just been carried out by a leading research team based at Papworth Hospital, the purpose of which was to evaluate the success of a selection of oral appliances to treat obstructive sleep apnoea. Papworth Hospital is world-renowned in its field and it leads the way as Britain’s top heart and lung specialist hospital, as well as having the largest respiratory support and sleep centre in the UK.
The research had two main objectives. These were firstly to test the clinical effectiveness of each MAD that was used, and secondly to assess the cost effectiveness of each when evaluated against a basis of no treatment.
Three main types of MAD were tested and these included less expensive types that had been self-moulded, mid-priced ones that were semi-bespoke, and also the more expensive fully bespoke versions. The research panel only comprised those sufferers with had symptoms of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea.
Of the trialed versions, semi-bespoke types such as the SleepPro Custom were by far the most effective with regards to both cost, and clinical effectiveness and improvement. The SleepPro Custom device headed the tables in each aspect of the test.
As a result the two key recommendations for the semi-bespoke appliances such as the SleepPro Custom version, which was actually selected and used in the trial, are as follows:
- Semi-bespoke appliances should be offered as first line treatment for mild OSA
- Semi-bespoke appliances should be offered as an alternative to CPAP for moderate OSA
Although some oral appliances have been used to treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) for a good while in many countries, they have still continued to be prescribed much less frequently than CPAP, as previously there was little definitive proof of their efficacy – until now. These new findings and the clear conclusions of this vital new research have now been published in the British Medical Journal, and should affect the treatment of OSA worldwide in future years.
Any mild or moderate OSA sufferer can now use the SleepPro Custom mouthpiece with the reassurance of knowing that it is recommended for its high degree of effectiveness in treating obstructive sleep apnoea, and they need no longer struggle with the many other problems they find with CPAP. The benefits for the mild to moderate OSA sufferer are immense. Efficacy and comfort for the user obviously leads the way, along with a real ease of use and true convenience, coupled with major cost advantages.
The SleepPro Custom that was used and tested in this research is a special mouthpiece made from a laboratory-grade impression of your own teeth, which means that you can expect a perfect fit. It’s thin, it’s comfortable, and the great news now is that it will not only help you to stop snoring but also combat the severe dangers of sleep apnoea.
It will be much easier to travel with this simple small mouthpiece than a cumbersome kit, either on business, or on holiday, knowing that its efficacy matches that of a CPAP mask and oxygen system. Using CPAP can be off putting to many sufferers for a number of other reasons such as the drying of the mouth and throat, and of course, claustrophobia.
If you snore heavily, or you suffer from mild to moderate OSA, then it’s really time to switch to the SleepPro Custom; something that might prove to be a true life-saving move.
SleepPro appliances are NHS approved, and the full range offers you an effective and appropriate oral appliance to suit your particular stop snoring or OSA needs, and they come at a price that you can easily afford.
By John Redfern