Snoring Appliances

Sleep should occupy about 1/3 of our lives but most people don’t get the sleep that they need, either because they themselves or someone around them suffers from a sleep disorder. The most common of these disorders are snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.

Snoring is caused by the vibration of the uvula and soft palate due to an obstructed airway. The conditions occur when the mouth is open and the tongue and soft tissue relax and collapse into the throat. Loud snoring while we sleep may be a sign of apnoea, a common and potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly pauses for about 10-20seconds throughout the night. As a result, sleep is disturbed as you spend more time in light sleep and less time in deep sleep, leaving you exhausted the next day.

Major signs of apnoea

Loud and chronic snoring
Choking, snorting, or gasping during sleep
Long pauses in breathing
Daytime sleepiness, no matter how much time you spend in bed

Treatment

An anti-snoring device is an affordable, custom-made device, which is flexible, thin and comfortable in the mouth. Not only does it aid in a good nights sleep, it exhibits documented clinical success for the prevention of annoying and unhealthy snoring and treatment of sleep apnoea

How it works?

This Anti-snoring device consists of a transparent splint, one each for the upper and lower jaw. The lower jaw is held in a predetermined position by two connectors that are fixed to the splint causing a space and preventing the tongue and throat tissues from collapsing and obstructing the airway. Breathing is also improved and more oxygen is supplied improving tissue perfusion and mental alertness.

Clinical test revealed wearing this simple device reduces snoring by up to 90% and may reduce the apnea index up to 50%.

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