Aug 27, 2021
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
If you find that your partner's snoring is keeping you awake or that you're waking up with a sore throat or crick in your neck, it might be time to talk to a doctor about the possibility of sleep apnea. Snoring is typically not something that causes much concern, but if it disturbs your sleep and leads to symptoms such as those mentioned above, it could be an indication of something more serious. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes a person to stop breathing or breathe shallowly during their sleep. When a person with sleep apnea pauses for a moment while sleeping, they experience a disrupted night of sleep, and it can lead to excessive daytime tiredness.
The SomnoDent is a flexible, custom-made mouthpiece that helps to prevent sleep apnea as well as snoring. It works by gently pushing the jaw forward and opening the airway, thereby helping to prevent snoring and sleep apnea. The SomnoDent is worn during the night while sleeping to provide greater comfort and reduce obstructions in the airway. It is an FDA-approved, non-invasive, customized, removable device that can be worn day or night comfortably.
How Does It Work?
Yonge and 7 Dental Care Clinic in Greater Toronto Area offers SomnoDent appliance that is used to treat sleep apnea and snoring. Its mechanism promotes airway patency by pushing up the palate and tongue as well as opening up the airway passages. It has an algorithm that tries to stimulate muscles that would not be active if a person was awake, such as those in the throat, tongue, jaw, and lips which will help keep those muscles from falling asleep. This is done through low-level impulses delivered onto a pad affixed on cheeks or onto a device with a cord around their neck.
Effectiveness and Benefits of SomnoDent
The SomnoDent helps reduce snoring by allowing the tongue to come forward, preventing it from resting on the palate and allowing air to travel into the airway. This happens because muscles in the throat are relaxed, thus allowing more of the tongue to protrude forward.
Improve sleep quality and reduce daytime sleepiness
The SomnoDent improves sleep quality and reduces daytime sleepiness through its actions during the night. It can help to alleviate sleeping disorders such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea by opening the airway. This helps people get the proper oxygen they need, leading to better sleep and wake up feeling more refreshed.
Reduces the symptoms of the illnesses
The SomnoDent reduces the symptoms of the illnesses by using an algorithm that targets muscles in the mouth, tongue, jaw, and lips. For example, patients with sleep apnea usually have trouble breathing during sleep because their tongue is blocking the airway. The device helps keep their muscles from falling asleep by stimulating them through low-level impulses.
Contact our Yonge and 7 Dental Care Clinic today to get a consultation on SomnoDent.