Are you or your loved one losing precious sleep due to snoring? If so, there may be a simple solution to prevent snoring once and for all.
What Causes Snoring?
When you fall asleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the mouth and throat relax. The result is a smaller airway. The decrease in space increases the velocity of air working it’s way through your airway when you are breathing. When the force of air increases in this constricted space, snoring occurs. The soft tissues vibrate which is the snoring sound you are all too familiar with. Pictured in the diagram to the right, you can see the area where this constriction takes place.
Sleep studies have shown that obesity, heavy alcohol consumption, and sedatives increase the intensity of snoring.
How Does the Silent Nite Device Stop Snoring?
To stop snoring, we use the Silent Nite snoring prevention device. This appliance works to gently position the lower jaw into a forward position by means of special connectors that are attached to transparent flexible upper and lower forms. These forms are custom laminated with heat and pressure to a model of your mouth. The fit is excellent and it is very comfortable due to their extremely small size, only two millimeters thick. The airway stays open with your lower jaw moved slightly forward, as shown in the diagram to the right. This appliance stops the soft tissue vibrations which cause snoring, even if you are congested.
We also use the TAP appliance which works very similarly to reposition your lower jaw to treat snoring.
Call us today at 225-292-4321 to set up your complimentary consultation where you can ask questions about whether you are a candidate for treatment.