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Anti-snoring therapy

snoreSnoring is a nuisance to friends and loved ones but did you know that it could lead to more serious health threats? Snoring is a sign that not enough oxygen is reaching your body and your brain and this can lead to increased blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and a shorter life span.

Indy at Cathedral Dental offers a solution- anti snoring therapy with a custom made Sleepwell oral appliance.

What is Snoring?

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

Why does it happen?

Certain factors increase the chances of being a snorer. These include physiology, sex (men tend to snore more than women), weight, age and lifestyle.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?

Some snorers “Stop Snoring” and also “Stop Breathing” only to “Start Snoring and Start Breathing” again a few seconds later often accompanied by a choke or gasp or snort.

Every time we stop breathing, known as Apnoea, our bodies are starved of oxygen. Our brain then instructs our body to partially awaken by releasing adrenalin. Most OSA victims have no memory of this all-night life and death struggle for oxygen. This condition robs its sufferers of restful sleep leaving them tired, sleepy and exhausted during the day as well as contributing too many other health problems.

How is my health and lifestyle affected by snoring and OSA?

Snoring has an immense impact on the health and quality of life for the snorer, their partner and family. The lack of sleep caused by snoring has wide reaching effects such as:

– Daytime sleepiness
– Lack of energy
– Poor motivation
– Driving while tired
– Higher stress levels
– Less effectiveness at work.

In addition snoring and especially OSA contribute to other serious health and lifestyle issues such as:

– Increased Blood Pressure
– Increased Risk of Diabetes
– Cardiovascular Disease
– Poor Relationship with Partner.

What is Sleepwell?

sleepwellSleepwell is the most cost effective and long term snoring treatment on the market to help quit snoring.

Sleepwell prevents the lower jaw from dropping back during sleep thereby preventing the closure of your airways during sleep- an effective stop snoring remedy. Sleepwell is a custom made mouth piece produced to fit over your teeth. High levels of patient comfort meant that during clinical trials 98% of patients found Sleepwell an acceptable snoring remedy.

It is the most clinically successful and advanced two-piece mouth appliance to help stop snoring.

Key Benefits of Sleepwell:

– Custom made for your mouth which gives maximum comfort.
– Highly successful- a reported 95% success in snoring reduction.
– Robust but slim line.
– Prevents tooth damage from clenching/grinding.
– Self-adjustable which gives the appliance a longer life.

If you or someone you know snores and you would like more information then please contact us to arrange a free consultation with Indy.