Snoring & Sleep Apnoea
Anti snoring devices available at Appledore, yes, you can have a good nights sleep!
What is snoring?
Sleep related breathing disorders are due, in varying degrees, to the the collapsibility of the airway.
With simple snoring, there is no full obstruction of the airway – the noise is simply the vibrations of soft tissue.
This often has little impact on the snorer, but some people do wake feeling unrefreshed, suffer headaches and a tenderness in the upper airway.
Usually it is the people that are close by that have their sleep more profoundly affected.
Being excessively sleepy during the day (EDS) can be a result from insufficient oxygen entering your body and poor quality night time sleep, caused by waking up so often.
Effects of EDS include an inability to concentrate, poor memory, reduction in performance and, in extreme cases, can lead to the sufferer falling asleep unexpectedly. Severe sleepiness has even been found to increase the chances of having an accident whilst driving by seven times.
Obstructive sleep apnoea
EDS can be a result of obstructive sleep apnoea, a more severe collapsing of your airway where it is obstructed for multiple periods of time during sleep.
Both in the form of a total pause or a significant shallowing of breath, oxygen levels dip and can result in a multitude of symptoms: extreme tiredness, abnormal movements whilst sleeping, and headaches.
There are a number of solutions for both snoring and sleep apnoea.
Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) are commonly used for both issues.
The MAS gently hold the lower jaw forward to keep your airway open.
For severe sleep apnoea (typically tested in a sleep clinic, but can also be done in your own home), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is recommended and offers the highest clinical success.
For those that can’t get on with CPAP and for moderate sufferers, (less than 30 interruptions an hour), a splint is the most common treatment of choice – highly effective, less expensive and more patient friendly.
Sleepwell has been shown to be the most clinically successful anti snoring device. Made in the UK (Sheffield) using a unique manufacturing process, and customised specifically to fit you.
Anti snoring devices are available at Appledore, customised to fit your mouth, book your appointment now and stop snoring, everyone benefits from a good nights sleep.