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Best Anti Snoring Devices in Singapore 2020 - Price and Reviews

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If you are looking for the best anti-snoring devices in Singapore, this guide was written with you in mind.



Habitual snoring is fairly common in adults; according to the latest estimates, roughly 40% of men and 25% of women snore on a regular basis. There are no proven cures for snoring, but many people who snore can reduce their symptoms using anti-snoring mouthpieces and mouth-guards. These simple devices can suppress snoring by either moving the jaw forward or pushing down the tongue. Anti-snoring mouthpieces and mouth-guards usually do not require a doctor’s prescription, and are widely available.

These devices fall into two general categories. Mandibular advancement devices, or MADs, physically move the mandible (or lower jaw) forward; this holds the tongue in place and prevents air blockage. Tongue retaining devices, or TRDs, hold the tongue in place without repositioning the jaw.

People who snore should carefully consider which type of mouthpiece is best for them. MADs, which ar…

Best Snoring Specialist Clinics in Singapore 2019 / 2020

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If you are looking for the best sleep apnea clinics or snoring specialists in Singapore, you are in the right place. Sleep apnea is a common but potentially serious sleep disorder, can lead to various complications if left untreated. Breathing might stop during sleep cycles, often several dozen times a night, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, headaches, diabetes, weight gain, depression, dangerous levels of daytime drowsiness, and even heart disease and stroke, making it crucial to both diagnose and treat sleep apnea appropriately.

We have trawled through the reviews, Google search results and information available on blogs and forums to come out with the top sleep apnea clinics. The recommended sleep apnea clinics have been arranged in no particular order. Here is the list.

1. SingHealth-Duke NUS Sleep Centre



The centre is dedicated to establishing the best academic and clinical program in sleep medicine and sleep science. They aim to provide the best patient - centric clin…

Best CPAP Machines in Singapore 2020: Price and Reviews

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If you are looking for the best CPAP machine in Singapore, you are in the right place. Sleep apnea is a common but potentially serious sleep disorder, can lead to various complications if left untreated. Breathing might stop during sleep cycles, often several dozen times a night, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, headaches, diabetes, weight gain, depression, dangerous levels of daytime drowsiness, and even heart disease and stroke, making it crucial to both diagnose and treat sleep apnea appropriately.



Positive air pressure therapy, or PAP therapy, is a process for delivering airflow through a ventilation system to individuals who have a hard time breathing on their own. PAP therapy is delivered in one of two forms. Continuous positive air pressure, or CPAP, provides airflow at a fixed pressure rate; and bi-level positive air pressure, or BiPAP, delivers airflow at a variable pressure rate based on the user’s breathing patterns. PAP machines feature a generator attached to…

CPAP 101: Expert Tips For Getting Started with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machines

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1. What kind of mask should I get for my CPAP?



Nasal pillow systems, nasal masks and full face masks are available in all sizes, shapes and styles from a variety of vendors. They are all effective. The delivery system selection is very personal. On the night of a CPAP titration study (similar to the sleep study), we encourage patients to try on a variety of different types, guided by our experienced technologists. We ask patients to choose a first and second choice and to let us know if they are uncomfortable during the night so they can make a change. We find that even with maximal attention to mask/pillow fit prior to the first night, about 10-15% of the time patients may have an issue with irritation, air leaks or discomfort and may need to make a change over the first few weeks to optimize adaptation.

2. What should I do if my nose is runny or I have a dry mouth after using the CPAP?

Humidification of the air in your CPAP system can be extremely helpful in managing both dry mouth a…

Philips DreamStation Singapore 2020: Price and Reviews

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The DreamStation CPAP machines without humidifier are 7.6 inches wide, 6.2 inches long, and 3.3 inches tall, and weigh 1.6 pounds, making them smaller and lighter than the former models by Respironics, the System One series.

There are 5 machines in the DreamStation Line:

1. CPAP: which is the base level single-pressure machine.

2. CPAP Pro: a single-pressure machine with more advanced features.

3. Auto CPAP: an auto-adjusting single pressure machine.

Philips Dreamstation Singapore Price: SGD 980 > Buy on Lazada

4. BiPAP Pro: a non-adjusting machine with two distinct pressures for inhalation and exhalation.

5. Auto BiPAP: a machine that will automatically adjust to provide two distinct pressures.

BiPap Machine Price Singapore: SGD 2000 > Buy on Lazada
DreamStation Features

The machines feature a front-facing colourful display with an easy-to-use dial for navigation of menus. There is an ambient light sensor on the top of the machine which allows the display to automatically chang…

Best CPAP Machines in Malaysia 2020: Price and Reviews

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Friends, families and even fellow doctors often ask us how they should go about choosing a CPAP Machine in Malaysia.


Positive air pressure therapy, or PAP therapy, is a process for delivering airflow through a ventilation system to individuals who have a hard time breathing on their own. PAP therapy is delivered in one of two forms. Continuous positive air pressure, or CPAP, provides airflow at a fixed pressure rate; and bi-level positive air pressure, or BiPAP, delivers airflow at a variable pressure rate based on the user’s breathing patterns. PAP machines feature a generator attached to a humidifier that pressurizes the air, and a connective hose that links the generator to a mask placed over the user’s nose and/or mouth.

Related: CPAP 101 - Expert Tips For Getting Started with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machines

PAP therapy can be a highly effective treatment for people with sleep apnea; CPAP is normally reserved for people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), while …

Guide to Treating Sleep Apnea in Malaysia (2020)

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A common but potentially serious sleep disorder, sleep apnea can lead to various complications if left untreated. Breathing might stop during sleep cycles, often several dozen times a night, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, headaches, diabetes, weight gain, depression, dangerous levels of daytime drowsiness, and even heart disease and stroke, making it crucial to both diagnose and treat sleep apnea appropriately.


What Is Sleep Apnea?
There are two distinct types of sleep apnea that affect individuals. 
The first, more common form of the sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), occurs when the muscles of the throat relax too much during sleep, resulting in the obstruction of airways. As these airways close, the body and brain will have lack of oxygen until the body’s autonomic response is to wake up partially in order to clear the obstruction.
The second type of sleep apnea, known as central sleep apnea, is neurological in nature. A condition where the brain doesn’t send…