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Frustrated By Snoring? Proven Dental Appliance Ends Snoring

Snoring has an effect on 30 percent of people in America, while second-hand snoring–being kept awake or maybe having your rest disturbed by a loud snoring partner–has an effect on approximately 73 percent of individuals who sleep at night with someone who snores.

So you snore? You’re asleep so you don’t notice it and can’t hear the chainsaw rumbles. Well, studies of snorers have shown that you are harming your brain and body when you are blissfully asleep and snoring. The whole night is a battle for your brain to get enough oxygen through your closed-up airway. That doesn’t sound like a rejuvenation of the mind and body. That sounds like a nightmare.

*** The following video may be too disturbing for some viewers

Enduring The Exhausting Cycle Of Sleep Apnea

The sleep apnea cycle…

     • falling asleep
     • mouth relaxing
     • airway collapsing
     • an extended time with no oxygen
     • unconsciously waking up with a gasp
     • going back to sleep only to start the cycle again

…can repeat itself fifty or even more times each hour during the night. Together with a blocked air passage, the individual cannot obtain sufficient oxygen, and this may lead to various other problems.

If You’re The Spouse/Partner Of A Snorer… Stone Snoring Dental Patient Sally

No doubt you know about the negative consequences of second-hand smoke, but do you know about how damaging second-hand snoring can be to you? Research shows that bedmates of nighttime rumblers are losing just as much sleep as the snorer. When you consider that snorers may top out at nearly 80 decibels, a bed partner’s snores are more irritating than trying to get a good night’s sleep while strapped to a hand-held vacuum cleaner.

According to recent research by the Mayo Clinic and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, people who sleep with a chronic snorer experience more chronic pain, complain of increased fatigue, are more susceptible to “instant sleep” while driving, and could wind up losing some of their hearing in certain frequency ranges. One very interesting Mayo Clinic study revealed that spouses of chronic snorers were pulled out of their sleep more than 21 times every hour, coming close to the 27 times an hour the actual snorer awakened.

What works on most people’s snoring problem is a comfortable dental appliance similar to a mouthguard and offered by a dentist, like Dr. Frank Stone, with more education in airway management. This little plastic “miracle” moves the lower jaw into a more forward position, 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, suggest a visit to a qualified dentist, like Dr. Frank Stone. Chances are that you’ll soon be getting the restful, restorative sleep that everyone needs.

Oral Appliance Alleviates Snoring/Sleep Apnea

A solution accessible to those who snore loudly or even have sleep apnea is actually an oral appliance offered by Dr. Frank Stone. A device is positioned in the mouth and worn just like a sports mouth protector. The appliance prevents the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat so your airway stays open while sleeping.

By simply offering sufficient air intake, the device can help snorers to at long last get some good sleep.

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:

Stone Snoring Dental Patient Olga

• 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.