Snoring is caused by a partial closure of your airway during sleep due to a relaxation of the muscles in your neck. The soft tissue then vibrates to cause the sound of snoring.
What causes Snoring?
Certain factors increase the chances of being a snorer:
Physiology - Some of us are more likely to snore due to our physiology
Sex - Men tend to put on upper body weight and therefore have most soft tissue around the neck. This makes men more prone to snorin.
Weight - If you are overweight then you will have more soft tissue around your neck which increases the change of snoring
Age - As we age our muscles become weaker and this can lead to weaker throat muscles
Lifestyle - Some people snore after drinking alcohol or taking sleeping tablets. This causes additional relaxation of the muscles in the neck and throat
We recommend Sleepwell to treat snoring and OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea)
Sleepwell is tailor made within our laboratory using the impressions of your teeth taken by trained dentists. Sleepwell has a soft inner lining and is a two-piece appliance. Sleepwell can be adjusted to optimise comfort and effectiveness.
Sleepwell is not only the most clinically proven mandibular advancement splint (Barnes et al., 2004 Am J Respir Crit Care Med) but also offers superior design qualities to optimize comfort and adjustability.
Sleepwell is a life changing treatment to stop snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. It has a life expectancy of 3 years.