Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Did you know that one third of the population snores
- It is estimated that more than 80 million people in North America snore while sleeping.
- Spouses and children are often repeatedly disturbed during their sleep cycles by a snoring family member, which can lead to tensions and animosity. UCLA School of Dentistry study: The struggle for breath can result in soaring blood pressure which can damage the walls of the carotid arteries and increase the risk of stroke.
Fortunately, using the Silent Nite snore prevention device, dentists can now provide most persons with cost-effective relief.
What causes snoring?
During sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax making the breathing airway smaller. This causes soft tissues like the soft palate and the uvula to vibrate. These vibrations of the soft tissues in the mouth and throat result in what is called "noisy breathing" or generally referred to as snoring.
The most affordable, non-invasive, comfortable, and effective snoring solution remains the dentist-prescribed oral snoring preventative device, such as the SILENT NITE.
How does the SILENT NITE prevent snoring?
The SILENT NITE device positions the lower jaw into a forward position by means of special connectors that are attached to transparent flexible upper and lower forms. The forms are custom laminated with heat and pressure to the dentist's model of the mouth. The fit is excellent and comfortable.
The SILENT NITE device prevents snoring by opening the airway and making breathing easier.
Breathing is easier with SILENT NITE
SILENT NITE devices do not interfere with breathing through the mouth. Even in cases of congested nasal passages, the device prevents snoring and allows uninhibited oral breathing. Small movements of the jaw are possible while wearing a SILENT NITE device to minimize stiffness in the joints of the jaw in the morning. SILENT NITE devices help promote deeper, more restful sleep by preventing snoring.
More restful sleep may be in your future
Your dentist has a simple checklist that will help determine the exact design of your SILENT NITE. Your dentist will be able to advise you whether this device could help you or your loved ones obtain better, more healthful and restful sleep.
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