Oral devices are acknowledged to be one of the most effective treatments for snoring. If your partner is keeping you awake, we consider this to be a relationship saver.
The noises produced by snoring are generated by the vibration of areas of soft tissue in the throat, when air is inhaled. During sleep the relaxation of muscle tone closes the airway. Studies indicate that at least 30% of adults snore. A snoring appliance gently pulls the lower jaw forward, opening the airway. Allowing you to breathe normally.
The snorer can suffer a less than ideal restful night, as they may wake themselves from snoring or from temporarily stopping breathing (known as sleep apnoea).
This can be a major factor in sleep disturbance and may lead to lack of energy, poor concentration, mood swings, and irritability. In the long term, this problem can also lead to high blood pressure and heart problems.
With Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) an increase in weight or a reduction in muscle tone can trigger the change from a partially blocked airway to a completely blocked airway. It is common for the sufferer to be completely unaware of the disorder and remain undiagnosed for several years. OSA has been linked to an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.