Does snoring keep you and your partner awake at night? Is this affecting the quality of your sleep?
You might be surprised to know that about a third of the population snores. This is becasue when we sleep our muscles relax and our airways narrow. Snoring is the vibrating noise made when the back of the tongue vibrates and touches the back of the throat. The narrower the space becomes, the louder the snoring which occurs
Sleepwell is a cost effective and long term snoring treatment available at FHDC to help prevent snoring
How does it work?
Sleepwell is a dental device that prevents the lower jaw from dropping back during sleep thereby preventing the closure of your airways during sleep. This provides an effective stop snoring remedy. Sleepwell is a custom laboratory made mouth piece which fits your teeth. Sleepwell has some unique features including a soft inner lining, allowing side to side movement of the lower jaw and most importantly it allows the patient to adjust it to maximize effectiveness. High levels of patient comfort meant that during clinical trials over 95% of patients found Sleepwell an acceptable snoring remedy.
Benefits of Sleepwell Snoring Devices
- Customised to your mouth for maximum comfort
- Highly Successful – a reported 95% success in reducing snoring
- Self-adjustable permitting longer life and total flexibility
- Robust but slim line
- Side to side movement whilst being worn
- Prevents tooth damage from clenching / grinding
What materials are used to make Sleepwell?
Sleepwell is a laboratory manufactured mouth piece using an innovative material and is customized to the patients teeth with a special soft inner lining for maximum comfort and retention. It also incorporates a specially designed component which simultaneously ensures that the lower jaw is held in a forward position whilst allowing side to side movement during sleep.
What is sleep apnoea?
5% of snorers also have apnoea. For these people their throats completely close during sleep and they stop breathing. This can last 10 secs to 2 mins and can happen up to several hundred times a night. The sleeping brain is forced to awaken momentarily to allow air into the lungs, which is very is stressful for our bodies.
Why is snoring and sleep apnoea a problem?
Snoring affects the quality of life for the snorer and their partner. It is socially embarrassing and can even lead to relationship breakdown. Sleep apnoea is linked to acid reflux and increased risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, diabetes and excessive daytime sleepiness, leading to accidents at work and whilst driving.
Get in touch
To discuss how Far Headingley Dental Care can help you with Sleepwell Snoring Devices, please complete the enquiry form on this page or call our practice on 0113 275 1323 during normal office hours.