What is snoring?
Snoring occurs when the flow of air through the mouth and nose is physically obstructed. Air flow can be obstructed by a combination of factors, including poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue. Throat and tongue muscles can be too relaxed, which allows them to collapse and fall back into the airway.
Is snoring dangerous?
Habitual snorers can be at risk for serious health problems, including obstructive sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea creates several problems, including:
Interruptions of breathing (lasting from a few seconds to minutes) during sleep caused by partial or total obstruction or blockage of the airway. Prolonged suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea often results in higher blood pressure and may cause enlargement of the heart, with higher risks of heart attack and stroke.
Auswirkungen von Schlafapnoe
- chronical sleeping disorders
- permanent fatigue
- high blood pressure
- serious problems in the relationship
- heart attack / stroke
Treatment with a snoring splint
The snoring splint is a sleep apnoea device that is worn on the teeth during sleep like an orthodontic appliance. Also known as an anti-snoring device, the splint is used to prevent the soft tissue from collapsing into the airway and disrupting normal breathing patterns.
It is extremely safe and requires a painless and non-invasive treatment. No needles or surgery is required. The splint is customised to the unique shape and size of your mouth.
Scientific evidence shows that the device is effective in treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea and getting rid of snores.
The way back to undisturbed sleep
You want to get a professional medical advice on snoring?
Don't hesitate to make an appointment at our clinic. Our dentists will give you further detailed information about snoring and explain you the therapy options including the snoring splint.