At least 30% of adults snore. Snoring can be a major factor in sleep disturbance and the stress that can result from it. This can lead to the feeling of lack of energy, poor concentration, mood swings, and irritability.
Snoring is known to cause sleep deprivation to snorers and to those around them. Sufferers may also feel daytime drowsiness and a lack of focus and even in some cases decreased libido.
Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissues in the throat and behind the tongue, this results in the snoring sound you hear. The cause of the sound is as a result of obstructed air movement during breathing. In some cases the sound of snoring may be soft, but in other cases, it can be more loud and unpleasant. Snoring during sleep may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Long term, snoring can also potentially lead to high blood pressure and heart problems.
Snoring Treatment Options
The good news is that there is a new snoring treatment available and the majority of people suffering from problematic snoring can be effectively treated using a Somnowell appliance. This is an effective treatment for snoring because it tackles the problem at its root cause. The Somnowell appliance is designed to gently hold the lower jaw and tongue in the ‘recovery position’ while you sleep, keeping the airway open and stopping the resulting vibrations and disrupted sleep.
Other Treatment Applications for Somnowell
What is Sleep Apnoea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is triggered by an increase in weight or a reduction in muscle tone. The change that occurs is from a partially blocked airway (snoring) to a completely blocked airway. It is very common to be completely unaware that you might suffer from the disorder, and many cases remain undiagnosed for several years. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea has been linked to an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease in later life.
Treatment for Sleep Apnoea
The Somnowell sleeping aid is a very effective long-term treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea. The Somnowell ensures an open airway is maintained throughout sleep, and is perfectly designed to meet the unique requirements of each user. A high level of precision goes into the design of the Somnowell, making it an extremely comfortable and effective treatment for sleep apnoea.
Somnowell Retainer facts
- Teeth move throughout life, in response to many different forces
- Biting forces are a contributing factor, as are movements in the face and mouth
- As soon as you stop wearing a retainer your teeth will move
The Somnowell appliance is designed to gently hold the lower jaw and tongue in the ‘recovery position’ while you sleep, keeping the airway open and stopping the resulting vibrations and disrupted sleep.
How the device works
A diagram showing how Snoring occurs
A diagram showing how the device opens the airway
What is Bruxism?
Bruxism is a habit individuals develop related to chewing, it is controlled by the subconscious processes active during sleep. Bruxism is one of the most common types of sleeping disorder you might experience, the sufferer is prone to Grinding teeth in their sleep. This can reduce the amount of rejuvenating deep (REM) sleep obtained. If left untreated, teeth grinding can lead to significant tooth loss and gum recession. The Somnowell treatment for Bruxism is made from chrome cobalt alloy and is impervious to wear from teeth grinding. The smooth polished chrome surfaces of the Somnowell allow the individual to rhythmically move their jaw during sleep without damaging the tooth enamel. The Somnowell provides relief to the jaw joint and facial muscles, and gives the gums and soft tissues a chance to heal and rest.
- Bruxism is the clinical term for teeth grinding
- Bruxism can be both rhythmic (chewing) and sustained (clenching).
- Sufferers of the bruxism may develop headaches and jaw pain.
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