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Snoring is the noise caused by the vibration of the soft tissue in your airway, but it is more than just a loud noise which leads to broken sleep for snorers and their partners. Snoring can have a profound impact on quality of life as it can be embarrassing and create relationship problems. Studies have shown that the lack of sleep caused by snoring has wide reaching effects including:

•Daytime sleepiness
•Lack of energy
•Poor motivation
•Accidents related to driving whilst tired
•Higher stress levels due to fatigue
•Less effectiveness at work effecting remuneration and career progression
•reduced libido

If you snore or are affected by snoring you are not alone. It is estimated that around 40% of the adult population are snorers. Until recently options for snorers was very limited. Most would visit their GP who would probably suggest various behaviour modifications such as to avoid sleeping on your back, lose weight, stop smoking and stop drinking.

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The good news is that at FHDC we can offer a much more practical solution to the problem, Sleep Weel Snoring Appliances. Sleepwell is a cost effective and long term snoring remedy. The device which is worn just for sleep, holds the lower jaw in its normal position (or advanced if necessary) thereby preventing the narrowing of your airways and reducing snoring.

Sleepwell is custom made using dental impressions taken by your dentist at FHDC. Sleepwell has some unique features including a soft inner lining, it allows side to side movement of the lower jaw and most importantly allows the wearer to adjust it to maximise effectiveness. High levels of patient comfort meant that during clinical trials over 95% of patients found Sleepwell an acceptable snoring remedy.

Snoring can be linked to other sleep related issues most commonly Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), up to 4% of middle aged men and 2% of middle aged women are affected. This is a condition where during sleep, the airway narrows to such a degree that breathing stops completely, this can happen for several seconds and several times during sleep. This disturbance to sleep can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness and other symptoms.

For further information on Sleepwell Snoring Appliances or to book an appointment please send an enquiry or call the practice on 0113 275 1323.

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