There is a very good chance that you know someone who’s snoring is disruptive. There’s a very good chance that person is your husband or wife. Both men and women snore, however, men tend to be the main offenders.
Snoring is caused by the tissue and muscles at the back of your throat collapsing during sleep. This collapsing of the tissue and muscles causes them to come in close contact with each other and start to “vibrate” when you inhale or exhale. This vibration is what we hear as snoring.
The severity of a person’s snoring can vary greatly from very mild, non irritating snoring to snoring which the entire house can hear and will keep people awake all night. Some people simply keep elbowing or shaking the offender throughout the night to slightly wake them up and stop the snoring. Some couples even end up having to sleep in separate rooms so that the non-snorer can get a good nights sleep. Does this sound familiar to you at all? Fear not though, there is a way to stop your bed partners snoring!
A device can be made for the snorer which can either completely stop or at least improve the snoring. This device is non-invasive, comfortable and has a very high compliance rate. The “anti-snoring” device, or what is also known as a Mandibular Repositioning Device, simply pushes the lower jaw forward as you sleep. This in turn causes the airway to open more and therefore the tissue and muscles in the airway no longer vibrate together and the snoring stops. Voila! These devices can be made for most people fairly simply, however, those who wear full upper and lower dentures may not have good success with them.
These anti-snoring devices are also the same devices that we use to treat Sleep Apnea. They work exactly the same way for both snoring and sleep apnea. In fact, snoring is sometimes a indication that you may have sleep apnea. If you don’t know what sleep apnea is please follow this link to find out more about it.
If you or your bed partner have a snoring problem and are interested in finding out more about these non-invasive oral devices to help treat your snoring please contact us for your free consultation. Your partner will love you for it!share