CNS, Inc. Introduces Breathe Right(R) Snore Relief Throat Rinse(TM)

MINNEAPOLIS--()--March 7, 2006--Everyone needs a good night's sleep. But for the 50 million American households containing a snorer, a restful night of sleep can be an elusive dream. Today, CNS, Inc. (NasdaqNM:CNXS), makers of the widely recognized Breathe Right(R) brand of products, unveiled an exciting new solution, Breathe Right Snore Relief(TM) Throat Rinse, a drug-free over-the-counter liquid that lubricates throat tissues to minimize vibrations and control snoring.

Breathe Right Nasal Strips are the number one over-the-counter solution for snoring. Nasal strips help to control snoring by gently opening nasal passages so you can breathe comfortably through your nose and not through your mouth. Snore Relief Throat Rinse addresses a different cause of snoring which occurs when throat muscles relax, making it harder for air to pass through the narrowed breathing passage and causing the relaxed muscle tissue to vibrate.

Marti Morfitt, president and chief executive officer of CNS, Inc., commented, "Snorers need our help. Consumers do not understand that snoring can occur in both the nose and throat, and relief from snoring may require addressing both problems. The addition of Breathe Right Snore Relief Throat Rinse provides snorers an additional drug-free option in managing their snoring."

Breathe Right Snore Relief Throat Rinse, to be used nightly much like mouthwash, is a pleasant tasting liquid that can be used as part of a snorer's normal bedtime routine. Clinical studies have shown that 85 percent of people with common snoring problems experience a reduction or elimination of their symptoms by using Snore Relief Throat Rinse in combination with Breathe Right Nasal Strips.

Ms. Morfitt continued, "We believe that our new Breathe Right Snore Relief Throat Rinse will be a strong and complimentary addition to our existing portfolio of snoring products, including Breathe Right Nasal Strips and Breathe Right Snore Relief Throat Spray. Snore Relief Throat Rinse will ship to retailers nationwide beginning in July 2006 and will be available in the fall at mass merchandise retailers, drugstores and supermarkets. Additionally, this autumn, CNS will launch a substantial advertising and promotional campaign with the goal of educating consumers on the 'Physiology of Snoring' and how Breathe Right products can play an important role in providing relief to those affected. We are pleased to be able to offer a range of drug-free solutions that can provide substantial relief for such a common condition."

About CNS, Inc.

CNS, based in Minneapolis, designs and markets consumer health care products, including Breathe Right(R) nasal strips and FiberChoice(R) dietary fiber supplements. The company focuses on products that address important consumer needs within the aging well/self-care market, including better breathing and digestive health. Its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the ticker symbol "CNXS." More information about CNS and its products is available at www.cns.com.

Some of the statements contained in this news release contain forward-looking statements that are subject to certain business risks, including those risks described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2005, as well as other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty or obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Contacts

CNS, Inc., Minneapolis
Sam Reinkensmeyer, 952-229-1500
sreinkensmeyer@cns.com
or
Lytham Partners, LLC
Joe Diaz, 602-889-9700
info@lythampartners.com
or
Weber Shandwick
Jill Edgeworth, 312-397-6618
jedgeworth@webershandwick.com

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Contacts

CNS, Inc., Minneapolis
Sam Reinkensmeyer, 952-229-1500
sreinkensmeyer@cns.com
or
Lytham Partners, LLC
Joe Diaz, 602-889-9700
info@lythampartners.com
or
Weber Shandwick
Jill Edgeworth, 312-397-6618
jedgeworth@webershandwick.com