Dr Nathan Welch
Suffering From Snoring?
24+ Million people in the UK snore!
Not only can it affect how tired you are in the daytime, but it can affect the quality of sleep your partner gets too.
Some of the most common problems people who snore complain about are:
Lack of Concentration
Increased Stress Levels
Also worryingly poor sleep patterns for both you from snoring and your partner being kept awake can affect your general health, with increased risk of:
High Blood Pressure
Type 2 Diabetes
The condition is caused by a partial closure of the airway during sleep, due to the relaxation of the lower jaw and neck muscles. This, in turn, causes the soft tissues in your airway to vibrate, creating the snoring sound.
We are here to help at Y Bont Faen Dental Surgery. Your Dentist in Cowbridge is able to offer treatment and follow up care. It all begins with a snoring assessment. This may suggest you suffer from "just" snoring, or suggest that there could be more severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea occurring while you sleep.
If your dentist has any suspicion you have sleep apnoea then they will refer you with their finding to the GP who maybe able to refer you to a sleep clinic for full assessment.
Whether you Snore or have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea a Mandibular Advancement Splint - a "Sleepwell" device maybe able to help:
This device helps posture the lower jaw further forward while you sleep which open up more space for air to flow into you lungs unobstructed, reducing the vibrations in the soft tissues that cause the snoring sound.
It is a custom made decide that requires simple impression records from your dentist, it has a soft inner lining to provide ultimate comfort. The device is adjustable to optimise its effectiveness for you gradually.
The Sleepwell device is the most clinically proven mandibular advancement splint (Barnes et al. 2004) available today. It can be a life changing device for you and your partner.
To find out more about the product from the provider please follow the link to their page https://www.s4sdental.com/snoring-sleep-apnoea
To book an appointment with your dentist in Cowbridge to put an end to your snoring please call the practice on 01446 771163.