Stop Snoring With Brand New, Easy Dental Device
Snoring impacts 30 percent of individuals in the United States, while second-hand snoring–being kept up as well as having your rest disturbed by a loud snoring partner–impacts about 73 percent of individuals that sleep with somebody that snores.
You snore. So what? You’re asleep so you don’t notice it and aren’t aware of any problems. However, sleep research reveals that you are harming your body and brain when you snore the whole night through. The whole night is a battle for your brain to draw enough oxygen through your closed-up airway. That doesn’t sound like restful sleep. That sounds like a nightmare.
*** The following video may be too disturbing for some viewers
Riding The Exhausting Cycle Of Sleep Apnea
The sleep apnea cycle…
• falling asleep
• jaw relaxing
• air passage collapsing
• an extended time with no oxygen
• unconsciously waking up with a gasp
• falling back asleep only to start the cycle again
…may repeat itself fifty or maybe more times per hour during the night. Together with a blocked air passage, the snorer can’t obtain adequate oxygen, and this can result in other problems.
If You’re The Spouse/Partner Of A Snorer…
You’ve probably heard of the undesirable consequences of second-hand smoke, but have you heard of how harmful second-hand snoring can be to you? Research shows that bedmates of chronic snorers may experience as many negative consequences as the snorer. Given that snorers can produce nearly 80 decibels of sound, a bed partner’s snores are more intrusive 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 suffer from higher levels of systemic pain, suffer from ongoing fatigue, are more likely to fall asleep at the wheel, and may even be at higher risk for hearing loss. One very interesting Mayo Clinic study showed that spouses of loud snorers awakened about 21 times in an hour, nearly as often as the 27 times an hour the snoring person partially woke up.
What works on most people’s snoring problem is a comfortable dental appliance similar to a mouthguard and prescribed by a small number of dentists, like Dr. Frank Stone, who have taken courses in the physiology of snoring. The snore-stopping appliance positions the lower jaw in a farther forward location, making it very unlikely that when the snorer begins sleeping, the airways will collapse as usual. Try this out on yourself right now. 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 you have a chronic snorer in your life and in your bed, I urge you to get the snorer to a qualified dentist, like Dr. Frank Stone. You can expect 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 as well as have sleep apnea is an oral appliance offered by Dr. Frank Stone. An appliance is placed in the mouth and worn much like a mouth protector used in sports. The appliance inhibits the collapse of your tongue and soft tissues in the rear of the throat so your air passage remains open during sleep.
By promoting adequate air intake, the appliance allows snorers to finally get some 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:
• 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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