SomnoGuard AP Therapy

SomnoGuard AP for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

SomnoGuard AP before and after fitting

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea are created by changes in the airway that typically develop over time that restrict the natural flow of air while you breathe.  This is often caused by the airway being reduced in size or obstructed all together by a narrowing of the airway at the base of the tongue or the level of the soft palate.  Oral Appliance Therapy has been recognized as a useful option to maintain an open airway by restricting the rearward collapse of the tongue during sleep by holding, or advancing, the lower jaw in a more forward position.  This option has been recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to be a safe and reliable option for many patients suffering from primary snoring, mild OSA (AHI <15) or selected cases of moderate OSA (AHI < 30).  To qualify for coverage of Oral Appliance Therapy you will need to have a sleep study, either at home or in a facility based laboratory.  Please reference the Home Sleep Testing services we make available through participating physicians that can be arranged very conveniently at home.

Oral Appliance Therapy provides one of the most effective and cost effective treatments for snoring in patients with good oral and dental health.

The Snore Shop is pleased to offer SomnoGuard AP therapy.  The device is fit in the office with one of our clinicians at the Halifax, Dartmouth or Sackville locations.  For patients receiving SomnoGuard AP therapy, they will first see the clinician to be assessed and fit for the appliance.  After a period of static acclimation, they will then be assessed for comfort.  If well tolerated, then a schedule of adjustment will be provided.  They will be reassessed at the end of this interval as to whether their breathing has been improved. Once in optimal position, for those with mild sleep apnea, a post-fitting sleep study will be arranged to ensure good control of sleep related breathing dysfunction.  Follow ups will be arranged with the clinician afterwards to ensure consistent effect of the appliance.

There are side effects with oral appliances.  Some people will drool with the mouth maintained in an open position.  This will be common at the beginning of therapy but generally improves.  There can be initial problems with discomfort as you acclimate to therapy, but this should settle within one to two weeks once you are in “final position”.  If it does not, please contact your referring physician for advice.  Over time, wearing an oral appliance, even those fit and customized by dentists, can lead to shifting teeth (and changing your bite) or jaw joint dysfunction.  The SomnoGuard AP allows for lateral movement for those with bruxism (or “teeth grinders”).  We encourage all patients using any oral appliance to continue follow up with their dentist to prevent adverse long term issues with appliance use.

Even with 100% compliance with therapy, oral appliances remain a static therapeutic option in the face of a dynamic airway disorder.  Obstructive sleep apnea can worsen over time.  All patients managing sleep disordered breathing with an oral appliance are encouraged to be rechecked with (at the very least) a home sleep study every one to two years to ensure good control of their breathing parameters. CPAP users have a built-in “counter” to determine breathing parameters every night they wear the mask.  Oral appliance users do not have that benefit, and require intermittent checks to be sure they are well controlled.­­

 
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Snore Shop Dartmouth
(NS Head Office)
35 Baker Drive, Suite 103
Dartmouth, NS B2W 0H3


T: (902) 435-0298
F: (902) 435-7259
Toll Free: (877) 339-3838
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Hours of Operation:
08:30 - 5:00 pm Monday
08:30 - 8:00 pm Tuesday
08:30 - 8:00 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 5:00 pm Thursday
08:30 - 5:00 pm Friday
Weekends Closed


Snore Shop Halifax
30 Farnham Gate Road
Halifax, NS B3M 3W8

T: (902) 422-1957
F: (902) 423-4579
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Hours of Operation:
08:30 - 5:00 pm Monday
08:30 - 5:00 pm Tuesday
08:30 - 8:00 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 8:00 pm Thursday
08:30 - 5:00 pm Friday
Weekends Closed


Snore Shop Sackville
91 Sackville Drive, Suite 101
Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2R3

T: (902) 252-5500
F: (902) 252-3993
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Hours of Operation:
08:30 - 4:30 pm Monday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Tuesday
08:30 - 8:00 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 8:00 pm Thursday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Friday
Weekends Closed


Snore Shop Kentville 
Canada Post Building
491 Main Street, Unit 2
Kentville, NS B4N 1K9


T: (902) 365-5875
F: (902) 365-5874
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Hours of Operation:
08:30 - 4:30 pm Monday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Tuesday
12:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Thursday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Friday
Weekends Closed


Snore Shop Bridgewater
134 North Street
Bridgewater, NS  B4V 2V6

T: (902) 530-3290
F: (902) 530-3367
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Hours of Operation:
08:30 - 4:30 pm Monday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Tuesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Thursday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Friday
Weekends Closed


Snore Shop Truro
94 Esplanade Street
Truro, NS B2N 2K3

T: (902) 843-4371
F: (902) 843-4375
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Hours of Operation:
08:30 - 4:30 pm Monday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Tuesday
12:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Thursday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Friday
Weekends Closed


Snore Shop Amherst
4 Robert Angus Drive
Amherst, NS B4H 4R7

T: (902) 660-5340
F: (902) 660-5343
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Hours of Operation:
08:30 - 4:30 pm Monday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Tuesday
12:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Thursday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Friday
Weekends Closed


Snore Shop Port Hawkesbury
636 Church Street
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2X5

T: (902) 738-3041
F: (902) 738-3019
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Hours of Operation:

08:30 - 4:30 pm Monday
12:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Thursday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Friday
Weekends Closed


Snore Shop Sydney
295 Charlotte Street Unit 100
Sydney, NS B1P 1C6

T: (902) 270-7711
F: (902) 270-2667
Toll Free: (877) 339-3838
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Hours of Operation:
08:30 - 4:30 pm Monday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Tuesday
12:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Thursday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Friday
Weekends Closed


Snore Shop Saint John
(NB Head Office)
717 Millidge Avenue
Saint John, NB E2K 2N7

T: (506) 214-3000
F: (506) 214-7600
Toll Free: (877) 339-3838
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Hours of Operation:
08:30 - 4:30 pm Monday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Tuesday
12:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Thursday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Friday
Weekends Closed


Snore Shop Moncton
102-1155 Shediac Road
Moncton, NB E1A 5L1

T: (506) 830-5300
F: (506) 830-5400
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Hours of Operation:
08:30 - 4:30 pm Monday
12:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Thursday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Friday
Weekends Closed


Snore Shop Fredericton
60 Bishop Drive
Fredericton, NB E3C 1B2

T: (506) 206-7999
F: (506) 206-8878
Toll Free: (877) 339-3838
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Hours of Operation:
08:30 - 4:30 pm Monday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Tuesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Thursday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Friday
Weekends Closed


Snore Shop Charlottetown
(PEI Head Office)
161 St. Peters Road
Charlottetown, PE C1A 5P6

T: (902) 367-6374
F: (902) 367-6376
Toll Free: (877) 339-3838
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Hours of Operation:
Summerside open Monday
Summerside open Tuesday
12:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Thursday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Friday
Weekends Closed
Evenings: Use back entrance


Snore Shop Summerside
61 Central Street
Summerside, PE C1N 3L2

T: (902) 367-6374
F: (902) 367-6376
Toll Free: (877) 339-3838
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Hours of Operation:

08:30 - 4:30 pm Monday
08:30 - 4:30 pm Tuesday
Weekends Closed


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