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Snoring Appliances

Snoring is caused by a partial closure of your airway during sleep due to the relaxation of the muscles in the back of the throat and neck. The soft tissues vibrate to cause the sound of snoring.

This can be related to obstructive sleep apnoea. Click here for Sleepwell Technology

Treatment – Sleepwell Snoring Appliance

This can be a very effective appliance. It works by posturing forward the lower jaw which pulls the soft tissues at the floor of the mouth forward. This increases the size of the airway allowing for free passage of air during sleep without the effects of partial closure of the relaxed muscles. This can help mild obstructive sleep apnoea as well.

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

If the partial closure of the airway that happened in snoring becomes a complete closure- then you stop breathing all together; after a few seconds there will be a snort or gasp as the airway is forced open.

Every time we stop breathing, known as ‘Apnoea’ we are starved of oxygen. Our brain instructs our body to partially awaken by releasing adrenalin. Most obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) sufferers have no memory of this very disruptive pattern. This OSA robs its sufferers from restful sleep leaving them feeling tired or sleepy during the day.

Not only is this dangerous because falling asleep whilst driving is possible it also can have profound effects on general health including hyper tension and cardiovascular disease.

Somnowell

This is a thin, small and discreet “Chrome Cobalt” appliance that is tailor made for minimal interference with the tongue, and greater comfort. This works in the same way as many snoring appliances by posturing forward the lower jaw which pulls the soft tissues at the floor of the mouth forward. www.somnowell.com