Stop Snoring With New, Easy Dental Device

Snoring affects 30 percent of people in the United States, while second-hand snoring–being kept up or maybe having your own rest disturbed by a snoring partner–affects approximately seventy three percent of individuals that sleep with somebody that snores.

One of our doctor’s explains, “Even though snoring appears physically normal, it may end up being a warning sign for a much more serious and sometimes deadly condition called obstructive sleep apnea.” This occurs when the airway entirely deflates, blocking airflow straight into the lungs. The harder one attempts to breathe, the more restrictive the airway seals. This airway blockage persists until the brain partially wakes up the individual. Unconscious, the individual closes the jaw, returning the tongue along with throat to a standard position.

Suffering The Exhausting Cycle Of Sleep Apnea

The sleep apnea cycle:

  • falling asleep
  • jaw relaxing
  • airway collapsing
  • a long duration with no airflow
  • unconsciously waking up with a gasp
  • going back to sleep only to start the cycle again

could repeat itself fifty or even more times per hour throughout the night. Along with a blocked air way, the person who snores can’t receive enough oxygen, and this may lead to other issues.

Dangerous To Spouses/Partners Of Snorers

The Dental Center LLC Snoring Dental Patient Stan

Everyone knows about the undesirable consequences of second-hand smoke, but do you know about how bad second-hand snoring might be to you? Studies have shown that bedmates of nighttime rumblers may experience as many negative consequences as the snorer. At 80 decibels, a bed partner’s thunder rumbles are more intrusive than snuggling up to a high-speed blender for eight hours.

According to recent research by the Mayo Clinic and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, those who are unlucky enough to have a snorer in their bed suffer from higher levels of systemic pain, suffer from ongoing fatigue, are more likely to fall asleep at the wheel, and could wind up losing some of their hearing in certain frequency ranges. One alarming Mayo Clinic study revealed that spouses of rumbling snorers woke about 21 times in an hour, nearly matching the snorer’s rate of 27 times an hour being aroused from sleep.

The solution to this potentially deadly scenario can be found in a comfortable dental appliance similar to a mouthguard and offered by a dentist, like Dr. David Bell, Dr. Barbara Honor and Dr. Brian Bell, with more education in airway management. The anti-snore oral device adjusts the lower jaw’s resting position to be more forward, preventing the airway from closing and ending the resultant vibration of the soft tissues. You can test this on yourself right now. By lying back, moving your jaw forward and trying to get your throat to make snoring vibrations, you’ll see how the principle works.

If you have a chronic snorer in your life and in your bed, talk about visiting a qualified dentist, like Dr. David Bell, Dr. Barbara Honor and Dr. Brian Bell. It might mean that you’ll soon be enjoying a quiet night at home.

Oral Appliance Alleviates Snoring/Sleep Apnea

A solution available to those who snore loudly as well as have sleep apnea is actually an oral appliance offered by The Dental Center LLC. The oral appliance is similar to an athletic mouth guard and is actually worn while sleeping. It cuts down on sleep apnea associated health risks without resorting to surgical procedures or medications.

By simply offering sufficient air intake, the device allows snorers to at long last get some sleep.

CPAP vs. Oral Appliances

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine now considers dental appliances a first line treatment for Snoring and mild to moderate Sleep Apnea, they are also ideal for patients with severe sleep apnea who cannot tolerate CPAP or as an alternative when traveling where there is no access to power. Dental Sleep Appliances have been scientifically proven to be very effective; “over 95% of patients are satisfied with the level of improvement with their snoring when assessed and treated correctly”.

Some common problems with CPAP are:

The Dental Center LLC Snoring Dental Patient Olga

  • The mask is uncomfortable
  • The mask is unconsciously taken off at night
  • The mask irritates the skin and the nose
  • Air pushes into the stomach or sinuses
  • The mask leaks air
  • The pressure of the CPAP is bothersome
  • The CPAP machine is too noisy to allow sleep
  • The tubing gets in the way
  • You just can’t get used to the mask
  • The mask triggers your claustrophobia
  • Your nose might be stuffed up
  • The air is too hot, too cold or too dry

Whatever the reason, some people just cannot tolerate CPAP.

According to research, it was noted that “long-term use of a dental device achieved an 81% success rate in apnea improvement, which was significantly higher than the 53% success rate noted for the standard surgical treatment for snoring: uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).”

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s journal, Sleep, stated that, “Oral appliances are indicated for use in patients with obstructive sleep apnea who prefer oral appliances to CPAP, or who do not respond to CPAP, are not appropriate candidates for CPAP, or who fail treatment attempts with CPAP or treatment with behavioral measures such as weight loss or sleep-position change.”

Oral appliances are associated with better compliance than CPAP systems for many patients. Oral appliances can also be used as first-line treatment for primary snoring that is not associated with obstructive sleep apnea.

If you are either tired of snoring and getting no restful sleep, OR, tired of trying to wear that CPAP mask, call our office today. It might just save your life.

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