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Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Causes for Snoring & How can Anti-Snoring device help?

Relaxed airway can collapsed in sleep producing soft tissue vibration during breathing wich results in snoring. With an ORAL SNORING DEVICE the airway remains open allowing easier breathing and preventing snoring and ensuing mild sleep apnea.

Surgical techniques to remove respiration-impairing structures such as uvula, enlarged tonsils and adenoids have been among the many attempted snoring remedies. These soft tissue surgical procedures have shown only a moderate success rate of 20 to 40%. Moreover, at the certain level of severety a complete blockage of the airway by the soft tissue and the tongue can occur.

When a period of asphyxiation lasts longer than 10 seconds it is called OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA or OSA. OSA can be a serious medical condition and we usually refer our patients to a sleep specialist. However, for the majority of snorers, the most affordable, effective, comfortable and non-invasive snoring solution remains the denturists prescribed ORAL ANTI-SNORING DEVICE.

During sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the throat relax making the breathing airway smaller. This decrease in the airway space in turn increases the velocity of the air flowing through the airway during breathing. As the velocity of required air increased in the constricted place, soft tissues like the soft palate and the uvula vibrate. These vibrations of the soft tissues in the mouthand throat result in snoring. Snoring research has also shown that custom designed and fabricated anti-snoring dental devices worn at night that are able to move lower jaw into a forward position, increase the three dimensional space in the airway tube. Increasing the capacity of the airway and preventing soft tissue vibrations effectively eliminate snoring.

In clinical research studies, these ANTI-SNORING devices have exibited initial snoring prevention rates of 70 to 80%. These devices do not interfere with breathing through the mouth. Even in cases of congested nasal passages the device prevents snoring and allows uninhibited oral breathing. These devices help promote deeper, more restful sleep by preventing snoring and sleep apnea in majority of cases.

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