Are you suffering from snoring? Does your spouse lack sleep because of it?
Snoring can be a real problem, not only for the person who snores, but for the partner and other family members who live with the snorer! Don’t worry you are not alone. Approximately 30 to 40% of the population snores; and this seems to be more common in men, with snoring frequency and loudness increasing with age (1).
What causes snoring?
There are many factors that are associated or contribute to snoring, such as weight-gain, smoking, alcohol, medication, and lack of exercise. Scientifically during sleep, muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, shrinking the airway. This increases the velocity of airflow during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increased, soft tissues like the soft palate and uvula vibrate. The vibrations of these tissues result in "noisy breathing" or snoring (2-6).
There are two types of sleep apnoea – Central and Obstructive. Central sleep apnoea causes an interruption of signals from your brain which tells your lungs to breath. Central is less common but much more serious than Obstructive sleep apnoea. This is usually diagnosed by your physician/specialist (2-6). Obstructive sleep apnoea is more widespread and also a serious medical condition that can lead to conditions such as high blood pressure and stroke. It involves an actual airway obstruction that prevents air from making its way through to the lungs (2-6).
For the majority of snorers, the most affordable, non-invasive, comfortable and effective snoring solution remains a dentist-prescribed, oral snoring pre-emptive device such as the Erkodent Silensor-sl. This affordable device is flexible, thin and comfortable for you and it exhibits documented clinical success in reducing or even preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnoea (2,7).
How Silensor-sl prevents snoring and improves air flow?
Silensor-sl is a custom handmade fabricated dental device that moves the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration. Special connectors are attached to transparent flexible upper and lower forms. The forms are custom laminated with heat and pressure to the dentist's model of the mouth. The fit is excellent and comfortable, permitting small movements of the jaw (TMJ) and allowing uninhibited oral breathing (2,7).
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Key advantages of Silensor–sl
Custom made & prescribed by professionals
Made by us in the lab
Durable and BPA-free
Special S-shaped connectors
Connectors can be easily changed by you
A soft inner layer with a hard outer layer
Erkodent-approved genuine material
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To Keep In Mind
It seems as if overnight one DIY product after another began to surface on the internet and on Grabone advertising, all promising you the best night sleep ever. Some devices were developed by actual doctors who specialise in sleep medicine, some by dentists and orthodontists, while others were simply inventors looking to make money on the latest trend.
Dynamic Dentures strongly believes and cares for the health and wellbeing of our patients, and we strongly recommend that all our patients seek health professional advice from dentists/doctors before making a decision on any sleep apnoea appliances that are offered on the market. We are happy to refer and arrange this in your local area for FREE!
3. Young T, Palta M, Dempsey J, et al. The occurrence of sleep-disordered breathing among middle-aged adults. N Engl J Med. 1993;328(17):1230-5. 4. Friedlander AH, Yueh R, Littner MR. The prevalence of calcified carotid artery atheromas in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1998;56(8):950-4. 1. snore.co.nz 2. glidewelldental.com/patient/snoringsleep-apnea/silent-nite-snore-prevention.aspx 5. American Academy of Sleep Medicine. International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD), Rochester, Minn., 1990. 6. Isono S, Remmers J. Anatomy and physiology of upper airway obstruction. Kryger MH, Roth T, Dement WC, eds. Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 2nd ed. WB Saunders and Co. 1994:642-56. 7. Kopp HP. Snore Device Specifications. ERKODENT Erich Kopp GmbH, Siemen-strasse 3, D-72285 Pfalzgrafenweiler, Germany.
“People who snore always fall asleep first”