Simple snoring is the noise resulting from a partial closure of the airway during sleep. It is estimated that over 45% of the population snores, leading to disrupted sleep for the sufferer–and their bedpartner.
Ranging from 50-100 decibels, the equivalent of a pneumatic drill, snoring can lead to relationship issues, daytime sleepiness, increased stress and depression if left untreated. Less often, snoring can also take place as part of a more serious condition, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), which is potentially life-threatening.
Patients suffering from snoring often go untreated, as they are too embarrassed to seek help for their problem. Those that do try to get help often consult their GP for a solution, where certain life style changes may be suggested including, weight loss, different sleeping positions, staying well hydrated and avoiding alcohol.
What many patients are unaware of is that dentists can provide a clinically proven solution to treat their snoring with a Mandibular Advancement Splint.
As snoring is typically caused by the lower jaw dropping back during sleep, the easiest way to stop it is to prevent the jaw from slipping backwards. This can be achieved with a device called a Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS).
The most clinically proven MAS for the treatment of snoring & mild to moderate sleep apnoea, the Sleepwell is a two-piece device that is fully-adjustable by the wearer, and designed to hold your lower jaw forward.
Dr Nitin Prasad has been trained to offer Sleepwell treatment. With the added benefit of only neeing digital scans without the need for traditional impression materials, the Sleepwell is simpler than ever to have bespokely produced. Call to book your consultation.