Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissues in the throat and behind the tongue. Studies indicate that at least 30% of adults snore, and it can be a major factor in sleep disturbance and the resulting stress. Leading to lack of energy, poor concentration, mood swings, and irritability, and in the long term, snoring can also lead to high blood pressure and heart problems.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. It is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation. With OSA an increase in weight or a reduction in muscle tone can trigger the change from a partially blocked airway (snoring) to a completely blocked airway. Sufferer can be completely unaware of the disorder, and it can remain undiagnosed for several years until recognized as a problem by others witnessing the individual during episodes.
The good news is that the overwhelming majority of people suffering from problematic snoring and sleep apnea can be effectively treated using a Somnowell. The appliance is an effective treatment for snoring because it tackles the problem at its root cause, designed to gently hold the lower jaw and tongue in the ‘recovery position’ while you sleep, keeping the airway open. The Somnowell sleeping aid is also a very effective long-term treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, by ensuring an open airway is maintained throughout sleep, and is perfectly designed to meet the unique requirements of each user.
For more information on snoring, sleep apnea and the Somonwell device please contact Belmore Dental Studio & Implant Clinic on 02866 329222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.