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Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Snoring occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe, which creates the familiar snoring sound. It can happen for various reasons, such as the anatomy of your mouth and sinuses, alcohol consumption, allergies, a cold, or your weight. While snoring is common and usually not indicative of a serious health problem, it can be disruptive and a nuisance to bed partners.

Sleep apnoea is a disorder where your breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnoea, where the throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airway during sleep. Symptoms include loud snoring, episodes of stopped breathing observed by another person, abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking, and excessive daytime tiredness. Sleep apnoea requires medical attention as it can increase the risk of health issues, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, and type 2 diabetes. Treatment may involve lifestyle changes, night-time dental appliances, use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, or surgery in severe cases.

How we can help you:

The good news is that many people suffering from problematic snoring can be effectively treated using a night-time appliance such as:

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Mandibular Advancement Splints(MAS) 

Worn during sleep, a MAS works to prevent the closure of the airway by holding the lower jaw in a forward position. This keeps the airway open and unobstructed during sleep – preventing the snoring from occurring.

SLEEPWELL: https://www.s4sdental.com/pages/what-is-sleepwell

SOMNOWELL CHROME: https://somnowell.com/snoring/somnowell-for-snoring

Our dentists are specially trained to supply both appliances and can advise you on the option most suited to you.

Take your first step to healthy teeth and a confident smile today!

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