Snop Snoring Solutions
Why do we snore?
When the soft palate and tongue are relaxed during sleep, the natural airway narrows. This may create vibrations of the soft tissue in the throat, this is known as snoring.
For most of us snoring is a sign of deep sleep. However, for others it may signify a serious problem. Whilst snoring itself is relatively harmless (although very irritating to a partner), it can also develop into, or be a symptom of a more serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnoea.
How bad is your snoring & how badly is it impacting others?
The Sleep Apnoea Test (The Epworth scale) is rated from 0 to 3 in terms of sleepiness whilst performing certain tasks or scenarios. The test will give you a score that will indicate if you have a sleep apnoea problem. Take the test »
If you snore it may both be depriving you of a comfortable nights rest but also affects the people around you. The Thornton Snoring Scale can help you determine how your snoring may affect the people around you. Thornton Test »
What is sleep apnoea?
Snoring may be a sign of sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea occurs when the airway completely collapses. The airway becomes blocked and the air supply is temporarily interrupted. You have stopped breathing.
If the airway obstruction persists, the brain partially wakes the person enabling them to clear their throat and breathe, you than fall back to sleep. The cycle repeats throughout the night.
Introducing the OrthoApnea, a mandibular (jaw) advancement appliance (Read more about the OrthoApnea).
This device, which you install just before bed and sits snuggly around the upper and lower teeth, has been proven to prevent snoring by keeping the lower jaw forward (its normal position), and the airway open.
As the airway is now more open to allow the air to flow freely, there is no noise, NO SNORING.
This also means you are now getting all the fresh air into your lungs that you need, giving you and your sleep partner both a better night’s sleep.
We make this device specially for you, to perfectly fit your own mouth so that you get the most comfort from wearing it. The value to your sleep will be greatly improved as a result.
Dr Mike Deasy, the dentist at Bushy Park Dental is a member of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine. http://www.dentalsleepmed.org.uk