Snoring can be a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
and is a noise created by the partial blocking of the airway. When you fall asleep your muscles relax, including those that control the tongue and throat. The soft tissue at the back of your throat can sag, narrowing the airway. Incoming air then makes the tissue at the rear roof of the mouth (the soft palate), the flap of skin hanging from the palate (uvula) and the throat vibrate – a sound we know as snoring.
Snoring is often no greater problem than the noise itself. However, loud snoring may be a sign of a more serious problem – Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
Do you suffer from OSA?
OSA is notoriously under-diagnosed with less than 25% of cases in the community being identified 1.
Do you and your partner sleep in seperate rooms due to loud snoring?
Do you doze off unintentionally during the day?
Do you often wake up feeling tired or having a headache?
Do you have problems concentrating for long periods of time?
Do you have high blood pressure?
Do you have a neck size of 17 inches or greater for men and 15.5 inches or greater for women?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering fom sleep apnea and it is essential that you seek the right treatment option.
If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or snore, the Mandibular Advancement Splint may benefit you. It will almost certainly put an end to your snoring and will most likely eliminate or significantly reduce your OSA. For your bed partner this means peace and quiet again and a better night’s sleep. For you, it will mean better quality sleep. As a result, you will be less likely to suffer from headaches and daytime sleepiness, and your ability to concentrate will improve.
If your physician has diagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and you find that you are intolerate to the CPAP treatment, we have an alternative treatment using the Mandibular Advancement Splint that you may better tolerate. If your CPAP is working well for you, we encourge you to keep using this treatment, as it is the gold standard for this medical condition.