There is Help for Snoring (Silent Nite)
Snoring is not just an annoyance that interrupts your sleep (not to mention the sleep of those around you)—it can also be dangerous. Snoring can cause an alarming rise in blood pressure, elevate your risk of stroke and block airways—causing asphyxiation periods that can have long-term health effects.
Causes of snoring
There are several factors that cause people to snore. Most often, snoring is the result of relaxing the soft tissues and muscles in your neck and jaw. As these tissues relax, the air passage becomes smaller and it becomes harder to breathe. When the air does get through the passage, it vibrates over the soft tissues, making the snoring sound.
Snoring can be also be caused by:
- Alcohol consumption
- Consuming sleep aids or sedatives
- Sleep apnea
Mandibular Advancement Device
One of the most effective and affordable ways to reduce snoring is a dentist-prescribed, oral snoring preventative device called a mandibular advancement device (MAD). We can prescribe a custom-fabricated MAD that is designed to adjust the position of your jaw. By moving the jaw forward, the space in the airway is increased, reducing soft tissue vibration.
The MAD is similar to a bite guard, made from strong, flexible plastic with a durable outer shell and a soft inner layer that rests comfortably between the teeth. The device allows small jaw movements and does not interfere with breathing through the mouth. Each MAD is custom made to fit the wearer’s mouth, providing maximum comfort.
If you or someone you love has a snoring problem, talk to us to find out if a MAD is the right solution. We want to help you get a restful, satisfying night’s sleep.