ZBox Therapy™ offers the only clinically proven
curative effect for Sleep Apnea and Snoring.
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My sleep apnea doctor recommended this. I was amazingly surprised how easy it was to learn the exercises. Too soon to say if it’s helping or not with my sleep apnea but it feels right.
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ZBox Therapy™ combines the known benefits of orofacial exercise with didgeridoo playing to strengthen your tongue, soft palate, throat muscles, and diaphragm. By gently vibrating your lips into the ZBox, sound waves are created and manipulated using your tongue, breath and throat. This allows you to hear changes occurring INSIDE your upper airway, guiding you to proper technique.
The exercises are based on proven clinical protocol. The medical term is “upper airway remodeling”, and relief can occur faster than you might think. Doctors, sleep clinicians and patients report better quality of sleep in as little as two weeks, significantly reducing daytime sleepiness. You can do your therapy any time, night or day. Just do the exercises for 15 to 20 minutes, 4 to 5 days a week.
ZBox Therapy™ is as fun as it is unique, keeping you motivated to practice regularly. Plus, it’s so portable… Take it to the park, beach, or just relax in a quiet room and let your sounds create a meditative space.
During development, hundreds of people started using the box and gave us excellent feedback. We knew we were onto something good when they started gifting ZBox Therapy™ to friends and family.
Early adapters also told us that our therapy helps to relieve stress and anxiety often associated with sleep disorders. If you currently use a CPAP device, ZBox Therapy™ works to reduce or eliminate the need for regular increases in air pressure and may even reduce your dependance.
If you’re like millions of others that can’t or won’t use CPAP or similar devices, then ZBox Therapy™ is your self-help alternative.
The ZBox device is compact and lightweight. It easily fits into a hand bag, briefcase or backpack, and ships anywhere in the world as a small parcel. ZBox Therapy™ is much more than just something you buy––it’s a complete support system. We’re a community of doctors, patients, certified therapists and sleep clinicians, all here to keep you motivated, feel better, and even to have fun.
ZBox Therapy™ includes the device, carry bag, tutorials in English, Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarin.
What Doctors Know About ZBox Therapy™
HEAVY DOCTOR-SPEAK AHEAD, BUT VERY INTERESTING
There has been an evolution in the understanding that improved upper airway muscle function may ameliorate the severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In 2009, Catriona Steele1 reviewed the positive results that by then had been achieved by playing the didgeridoo2 and by speech-therapy exercises3 for reduction of OSAS severity. Consequent to the Swiss didgeridoo study, Brown4 and Ward5 examined the effects of playing other wind instruments.
On a parallel track, dysphagia studies were carried out by Palmer6, Neel7 and others that demonstrate the positive outcomes of oral exercises in dysphagia treatment using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI). With the IOPI, it is now possible to measure tongue muscle strength. The efficacy of oropharyngeal exercises utilizing the unique characteristics of the tongue functions required in ZBox Therapy™ has been evaluated through proof of principle studies in Zurich, Sao Paulo, and Seoul using a standardized didgeridoo. The results in each study were quite impressive, matching the anecdotal evidence via patient feedback since 2007.
ZBox Therapy™ is a distillation of the exercise protocols used in each of these University studies, and certified ZBox therapists have taught over 2,000 people the required protocol to treat the symptoms of OSAS, snoring and asthma. ZBox Therapy™ delivers an ideal program that combines everything we’ve learned from orofacial and didgeridoo playing exercises into a much simpler, natural and affordable self-help therapy.
No musical skill is required. Also, the ZBox device offers the correct pitch, tonality, volume and air compression, thereby dispensing with the daunting task of shopping for a didgeridoo that may or may not offer similar specifications. In assessing the benefits of ZBox Therapy™, it is immediately apparent that there are aspects that separate this device from any other instrument. Uniquely, the lips are extremely relaxed in an unvoiced linguolabial trill. The result is the production of a single, unchanging pitch or drone. To modify and enhance the drone, the player creates complex formants (harmonic resonance bands) by pressing the tongue vigorously against the hard and soft palates until the passage of air is almost completely blocked. The repeated exercise of the tongue in this way can be proposed as strengthening those upper airway muscles critical to reducing the physiological muscular deficits that may be at the basis of OSAS.
The attractiveness of ZBox Therapy™ is that it creates audio bio-feedback by which the user is alerted by sound to create the precise flexing of the tongue muscles required for the intended affect. Unlike other exercises that may be abandoned by boredom or disinterest, ZBox Therapy™ is a very satisfying activity. In the 2006 Swiss trial, participants were asked to practice at least 20 minutes per day for three months on five days each week. The actual average was 25.3 minutes per day and a surprising 5.9 days per week.2 Any future studies should include full polysomnography measurement (respiratory airflow, apnea/hypopnea events, peripheral pulse oximetry, etc.) Pre/post measurement of tongue strength and endurance could be made using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI).6,7,8,9,10,11
The IOPI measures the strength of the tongue by measuring the maximum pressure that an individual can produce in a disposable standard-sized tongue bulb by pressing the bulb against the roof of the mouth with the tongue. The peak pressure achieved is displayed on a large LCD. The units displayed are kilopascals (kPa), using the internationally recognized unit of pressure, the Pascal. Standard values for normal tongue elevation strength exist, and are summarized on the IOPI Medical website: www.iopimedical.com
ZBox Therapy™ Overview
Clinically proven to be the only CURATIVE THERAPY for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring, ZBox Therapy™ is also fun, calming, and promotes healthier breathing.
Doctors, sleep studies and patients report less daytime sleepiness and better quality of sleep in as little as 2 weeks. Some report a complete cessation of symptoms after 3 to 4 months. We're here to provide external links to all of the research, answers to questions, and to provide you with the proper device and tutorials.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health says, "One of the challenges in the treatment of sleep disorders is poor compliance. Thus new treatments not only need to be effective but also be ones that people are motivated enough to use. Participants were highly motivated during the trial and practiced, on average, almost six days a week, which was even more than the protocol asked for.
Regular use reduces sleep apnea and snoring in people with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and also improves the sleep quality of partners. Severity of disease, expressed by the apnea-hypopnoea index, is also substantially reduced after four months."
Sleep doctor Rubin Naiman, PhD., Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Arizona State University says, "ZBox Therapy™ is emerging as a surprisingly effective and practical strategy for managing snoring and sleep apnea symptoms. I encourage all my patients to discuss this option with their doctors."
Doctors recommend practicing 15 minutes a day at least 4 days a week.
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