MPowrx™ was founded by Calgary, Alberta native Dr. Nancy Markley, with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion to make a difference in people’s health and wellness.
Born into a family of entrepreneurs, Nancy was passionate about starting her own company that would develop and bring products to market. Fortunately one of the first products to come along was this amazing device invented by a local Calgary dentist to treat sleep disorders, such as snoring and sleep apnea, which impacts a staggering number (hundreds of millions) of people worldwide.
The product is remarkably simple. A device that resembles a baby’s pacifier could help tackle snoring and sleep apnea. But why would anyone want to wear a ‘baby soother’ to sleep? Surely, there must be other treatment options available.
When Nancy first ‘looked’ at this product in 2007, she was struck by comments made by those who suffer from snoring and sleep apnea… “my partner snores and it is destroying our marriage”, “my brother has sleep apnea, but he hates CPAP”, “my cousin snores like a freight train and spent $3000 on a custom oral appliance, but it hurts his jaw”. “I have a friend who could use this device, and they can’t afford CPAP or a custom appliance”. Nancy quickly realized that everyone has a friend or relative who suffers from snoring or sleep apnea. It was very clear to Nancy what she needed to do, and so began MPowrx™ and her journey to bring this innovative treatment option to as many people worldwide as possible.
The creative genius behind the Good Morning Snore Solution® is Dr. Leslie Dort, another Calgarian, also a dentist and well‐regarded sleep researcher from the University of Calgary. Dr. Dort came up with the idea in response to her sleep colleagues request for her to develop something that would complement current treatment options (CPAP, custom mandibular appliances), giving their patients’ access to an alternative solution that was more convenient and economical, yet still clinically effective. Dr. Dort created the initial prototypes and conducted the necessary clinical studies to demonstrate safety and performance of her device. The Good Morning Snore Solution® was born!