Please find Snore Owl fitting instructions below; or alternatively you may download and print a PDF file here.
The Snore Owl is proven, patented technology. Wear it in your mouth as you sleep, and it may reduce or eliminate your snoring. The Snore Owl may be fit and used in the security of your home by simply warming it and following these easy steps. To fit your appliance, have the following ready:
- A microwave-proof deep bowl with one cup of water
OR a glass bowl and some boiling water.
- A timer, such as a watch with a second hand.
- Spoon or tongs.
For best fitting results, read and follow the instructions before and during custom fitting of the Snore Owl. These instructions contain important information regarding the safety and effectiveness of this product.
Use of device may cause one or more of the following conditions:
- Tooth movement or changes in dental occlusion.
- Gum/ Gingival or dental soreness.
- Pain or soreness to the temporomandibular joint.
- Obstruction of oral breathing.
- Excessive salivation.
This appliance should not be worn if:
- You have any of the following conditions: moderate – severe sleep apnea; severe respiratory disorders; loose or unstable pieces of dental work; temporary placed crowns or bridges; full upper and/or lower dentures; loose or ill-fitting partial dentures, braces or a retainer, or other dental implants.
- You have a history of asthma, breathing, or respiratory disorders, or other relevant health problems. Please discuss the use of this device with your healthcare professional prior to using the device.
- You experience clicking of the jaw and/or have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ).
- You are under 21 years of age.
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA
The Snore Owl is intended for use only as an aid for the reduction or elimination of snoring. Snoring occurs when the soft tissue in your throat and upper airway vibrates, making the sounds we know as snoring. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when the soft tissue in your throat collapses and prevents air from getting to the lungs. Loud snoring may be a symptom of OSA. OSA can be a life threatening condition. If you “wake yourself up” from snoring or if you have ever been told that you stop breathing in your sleep you may suffer from this condition. Family members or bed partners are often the first to suspect that something is wrong, typically noticing the heavy snoring and apparent struggle to breathe. Coworkers or friends may notice the individual falling asleep during the day, perhaps while driving or in meetings. The person with OSA often is unaware of the problem.
It is important that you are aware of the signs and symptoms of OSA and discuss this condition with your doctor if you think you have sleep apnea. Educational information on “What is OSA” can be found at: http://www.lung.ca/sleepapnea/ There you will find information on symptoms and next steps if you think you have OSA.
Custom Fitting Instructions
The Snore Owl has two parts. The top tray has a stylus pin. The pin fits into a slot in the bottom tray. The trays are made of dental-grade thermoplastic material that will be molded by you to customize your device.