Snoring is caused by the partial closure of your airway during sleep due to the relaxation of the muscles in your neck. The soft tissues then vibrate to cause the sound of snoring.
We can assess you to see if you are considered to be a ‘simple snorer’ or are at risk of a condition known as ‘Obstuctive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).’ OSA involves snorers who actually stop breathing for a few seconds normally accompanied by a choke or gasp.
Snoring and OSA can have an immense impact on the health and quality of life of the snorer and their family. It can cause relationship issues, daytime sleepiness, higher stress, lack of energy, increased blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and increased risk of diabetes.
We can help by assessing the severity of the snoring and if appropriate provide a mandibular advancement splint. We are fully trained in the provision of ‘Sleepwell’ which is a comfortable, custom made, two piece appliance.
‘Sleepwell’ works by holding your lower jaw in a more forward position, which in turn opens up the airway, and stops the vibration of the tissues at the back of the mouth.
‘Sleepwell’ is a life changing treatment to stop snoring and OSA and is the most clinically proven mandibular advancement splint available. (Barnes et al., 2004 Am J Respir Crit Care Med)