Stop Snoring With Brand New, Simple Dental Device
Snoring impacts 30% of men and women in America, while second-hand snoring (being kept awake as well as having your rest disturbed by a snoring partner) impacts about seventy three percent of people that sleep at night with somebody who snores.
Snoring doesn’t look like a serious problem. In fact, it seems like something normal. After all, we’ve been suffering with, and rolling our eyes at, people who snore since Adam started snoring in Eden. “Now,” Dr. Frank Stone explains, “research shows that snoring is harmful to the snorer’s health because the sleeper can’t get enough air during sleep.” Imagine breathing through one of those tiny drink stir straws for an entire day at work. That will give you an idea of what your body has to endure all night if you are a snorer.
*** The following video may be too disturbing for some viewers
Suffering The Exhausting Cycle Of Sleep Apnea
The sleep apnea never-ending cycle…
• drifting off to sleep
• jaw relaxing
• airway collapsing
• an extended time with no oxygen
• unconsciously awakening along with a gasp
• falling back asleep only to start the cycle again
…could repeat itself fifty or more times per hour during the night. With a blocked air passage, the individual can’t receive enough oxygen, and this may result in some other issues.
Dangerous To Spouses/Partners Of Snorers
You’ve probably heard of the ugly consequences of second-hand smoke, but do you know about how harmful second-hand snoring can be to you? Studies have shown that bedmates of snorers may experience as many negative consequences as the snorer. Given that snorers can produce nearly 80 decibels of sound, a bed partner’s sound waves are noisier than snuggling up to a high-speed blender for eight hours.
According to recent research by the Mayo Clinic and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, people who sleep next to a snorer suffer from higher levels of systemic pain, endure excessive fatigue, have more frequent episodes of conscious “blackouts” while driving, and could eventually find themselves deaf in certain sound frequencies. One specific Mayo Clinic study showed that spouses of loud snorers were roused from sleep more than 21 times every hour, nearly as often as the 27 times an hour the snoring person partially woke up.
The answer to this unhealthy scenario may lie in a comfortable dental appliance similar to a mouthguard and molded by a dentist, like Dr. Frank Stone, specifically trained in treating sleep disordered breathing. This little plastic “miracle” helps the snorer keep the lower jaw positioned slightly forward, making it very unlikely that when the snorer begins sleeping, the airways will collapse as usual. Test this for yourself while you’re reading this. By lying back, moving your jaw forward and trying to get your throat to make snoring vibrations, you’ll see how the principle works.
If it sounds like you are suffering from a snorer’s rumblings, I urge you to get the snorer to a qualified dentist, like Dr. Frank Stone. There’s a good chance that you might be saving your relationship soon… and even your lives.
Oral Appliance Alleviates Snoring/Sleep Apnea
A solution accessible to those who snore loudly or perhaps have sleep apnea is actually an oral appliance offered by Dr. Frank Stone. A device is put in the mouth and worn similar to a mouth protector used in sports. It cuts down on sleep apnea associated health problems without the need for surgical procedures or medicines.
By simply promoting sufficient air intake, the appliance helps snorers to at long last get some good rest.
CPAP vs. Oral Appliances
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine now considers dental appliances a first line treatment for Snoring and mild to moderate Sleep Apnea, they are also ideal for patients with severe sleep apnea who cannot tolerate CPAP or as an alternative when traveling where there is no access to power. Dental Sleep Appliances have been scientifically proven to be very effective; “over 95% of patients are satisfied with the level of improvement with their snoring when assessed and treated correctly”.
Some common problems with CPAP are:
• The mask is uncomfortable
• The mask is unconsciously taken off at night
• The mask irritates the skin and the nose
• Air pushes into the stomach or sinuses
• The mask leaks air
• The pressure of the CPAP is bothersome
• The CPAP machine is too noisy to allow sleep
• The tubing gets in the way
• You just can’t get used to the mask
• The mask triggers your claustrophobia
• Your nose might be stuffed up
• The air is too hot, too cold or too dry
Whatever the reason, some people just cannot tolerate CPAP.
According to research, it was noted that “long-term use of a dental device achieved an 81% success rate in apnea improvement, which was significantly higher than the 53% success rate noted for the standard surgical treatment for snoring: uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).”
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s journal, Sleep, stated that, “Oral appliances are indicated for use in patients with obstructive sleep apnea who prefer oral appliances to CPAP, or who do not respond to CPAP, are not appropriate candidates for CPAP, or who fail treatment attempts with CPAP or treatment with behavioral measures such as weight loss or sleep-position change.”
Oral appliances are associated with better compliance than CPAP systems for many patients. Oral appliances can also be used as first-line treatment for primary snoring that is not associated with obstructive sleep apnea.
If you are either tired of snoring and getting no restful sleep, OR, tired of trying to wear that CPAP mask, call our office today. It might just save your life.
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