This device is certainly worth a try but unfortunately, it doesn’t look like you can get it now shipped to Australia.
Introduction – ApneaRx Review
Sleep Apnea is a big problem for some people – and in this review, we’re going to talk about a solution that might prove to be both cost effective and easy to use.
It’s called the ApneaRx, and it is basically a stop snoring mouthpiece – but one that has been specifically designed for Sleep Apnea sufferers.
We decided to do some research, to see what all the buzz was about – and here is what we found.
The ApneaRx is a boil-and-bite device, which means that you can custom fit it quickly and easily in the comfort of your own home. It also features adjustability settings, so you can set it to provide the exact amount of mandibular repositioning that’s right for you.
It can be adjusted in increments of 1mm, which is pretty minute – so you should have no problem setting the positioning to a comfortable level.
One thing that we really liked about this device was that it comes in two different sizes – so you can not only fit it yourself, but also get the size that’s best suited to your jaw type, which is awesome.
Max Flow technology also allows you to continue breathing while the device is in. It also allows for complete tongue movement – so talking isn’t so difficult.
Is this product similar to the SnoreRx?
Actually, the SnoreRx and the ApneaRX are very, very similar in design. The main difference seems to be that the ApneaRx is actually classified under Medicare code E0845 (and by the FDA as a Class 2 Medical Device) as a treatment for Sleep Apnea, while the SnoreRX is FDA approved for the treatment of snoring.
Also, the ApneaRx comes in 2 different sizes, while the SnoreRX only seems to come in 1.
This product is technically a Mandibular Repositioning Device, or Mandibular Advancement Device.
There was quite a bit of clinical study information listed on the ApneaRx website for MADs in-general, but there was surprisingly little information about this device itself – which was a bit of a let-down.
Is This Product FDA Cleared?
Yes, this product is cleared as an FDA Class 2 Medical Device, which means that in the US, you need a prescription to buy and/or use the product.
But with that being said, the company also maintains a 30 day money back guarantee for the device – which we were very happy to see! They will also unconditionally replace it within 90 days if you experience some sort of problem… which is very good.
Apnea Sciences Corporation
27121 Aliso Creek Road #140
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Phone: 949 680 2775
Fax: 949 315 3585
Alright – when we started digging into this device, we didn’t find any real customer scam complaints – but we did find some interesting information that seemed to indicate that this company has, in the past, been in hot water with the FDA over violations. There are also some other elements to the company that might be good to know.
Drbillsukala.com.au – seem to do a very thorough job of outlining the alleged problems that the company has faced with the FDA.
This site also makes it clear that you can, indeed, buy the device in Australia – despite the fact that we weren’t able to select the country as an option from the drop-down list. So maybe you need to get it from a different company or through a doctor to use it if you live in Australia.
How Does The Product Work?
This product basically works by slightly advancing the lower jaw during sleep and holding it in position – thereby opening up the throat and promoting better airflow and easier breathing. This is supposed to cut down on breathing, and is supposed to keep the airway from being obstructed by soft tissue – which is the primary cause of obstructive Sleep Apnea.
What are actual customers saying?
Actual customer reviews seem to be pretty good! People have said that this product especially helped with snoring – though it is a bit unclear as to exactly how well it works for full-blown sleep apnea.
What you can expect
If you buy this product, you can expect to have to mold it before using it – which is a simple process, but one that requires you to pay careful attention to the instructions. After that, you might need to smooth out some of the rough edges a bit (some people have said that they did this with a hot soldering iron). But aside from this, there is really only the issue of getting used to the product. Beyond that, it’s pretty straightforward.
Does this brand stack up against the competition?
Yes, despite the somewhat controversial findings about the company that we came across, we do believe that this may indeed be a device that does a good job – especially at treating snoring problems.
Obstructive sleep apnea is much more serious, but we are pretty confident that this device would hold up to pretty much any other MAD on the market. It seems well made and well put together.
Key differences between this product and ‘typical’ solutions
The main difference between this product and other ‘typical’ snoring solutions is that this product is actually said to be approved for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea – which is kind of rare for an MAD.
Is a prescription or doctor involvement needed?
Yes. For U.S. orders, anyway, you will need a prescription before ordering.
Pros and cons
Here are the basic pros and cons that we discovered over the course of our research…
- The device seems well-put-together and well-made
- It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee
- It’s FDA approved
- It’s moldable and adjustable for maximum comfort
- MADs, in general, have a pretty good track record for treating snoring, and they look hopeful for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
- This company has reportedly been in hot water with the FDA before
- The device is a bit more expensive than other MADs on the market
- It seems like it might be difficult to find a way to buy it in Australia (we couldn’t seem to order it from Australia on the official company website)
In the end, we would say that this device is certainly worth a try. It had its shortcomings, but really, with a 30 day money back guarantee, you can’t go wrong.
It seems to have good reviews, and we liked what we found in terms of the design. It might not work for everyone – but it could certainly be worth a try for someone who wanted to take a bit of a chance on it.
Costs and Shipping
This product costs $149 USD to order if you buy it from the official company website. But if you live in the U.S., you get free shipping – which is pretty awesome!
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like you can get this product shipped to Australia – as there was no ‘Australia’ option in the list of countries when we opened the Country drop-down menu on the order form.
- Product type: Mandibular Advancement Device
- Clinical Studies: No, not for this device in-particular, anyway
- FDA Cleared: Yes
- Money Back Guarantee: 30 Day Unconditional Money Back Guarantee
- Shipping Costs to Australia: To the best of our knowledge, it doesn’t look like you can have this product shipped to Australia. There was no Australia option in the list of countries when we went in to input an order.