Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Simple snoring is the noise resulting from a partial closure of the airway during sleep.
Snoring is caused when the body’s soft palate vibrates or when the epiglottis restricts airflow; this is what creates the snoring noise Snoring comes in a range of different varieties and it could lead to you waking up in the middle of the night, struggling to breathe; this is referred to as sleep apnoea.
Sleep apnoea is also linked to cardiovascular and metabolic disease like diabetes.
It is estimated that over 45% of the population snores, leading to disrupted sleep for the sufferer – and their partners. Ranging from 50-100 decibels, the equivalent of a pneumatic drill, snoring can lead to relationship issues, daytime sleepiness, increased stress and depression, if left untreated.
At Watercress Dental we offer Sleepwell MAS ( mandibular advancement splint) treatment, the most clinically proven solution for the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnoea.
Sleepwell MAS is a simple device that works by positioning your lower jaw and tongue forward whilst you sleep, preventing them to drop back and block your airways, which would obstruct breathing. Not only will you stop snoring, you will also find breathing a lot easier.
Sleepwell MAS is comfortable, affordable and effective.
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea Snoring and OSA have always been at the very heart of S4S Dental Laboratory. It was the key reason we were established and it remains, to this day, a passion of both directors and staff alike. Offering a range of dental appliances for the treatment of sleep disorders, our gold standard appliance is the Sleepwell – the most clinically-proven MAS for snoring and mild to moderate OSA.
Too often the sufferer, or their bed partner, are not aware that their dentist can play a large role in the treatment of these conditions and how effective a mandibular advancement splint can be. Our snoring & OSA appliances
Sleepwell – a clinically-proven treatment
Exclusive to S4S and our key product for the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnoea, the Sleepwell is the most patient-friendly MAS on the market with a success rate of over 80% (in fully apnoeic patients). It is also the most technically advanced. Tested in a randomised controlled cross-over trial against CPAP and a placebo, the full clinical trial information can be found below.
It is designed with internal splint fixing, allowing lips to close around the device to prevent dryness and/or excess salivation associated with other splints. High levels of patient comfort meant that during clinical trials over 98% of patients found the device acceptable.
Sleepwell snoring appliance.
Internal fixings result in high patient comfort
Soft, slim-lined two-piece device meaning full lateral movement
Freedom of movement, reducing likelihood of appliance becoming dislodged
Mitigates potential TMJ stress
Clinically proven and effective
Silensor snoring appliance.
An alternative to the Sleepwell, the Silensor consists of upper and lower hard splints, with a soft inner lining for patient comfort.
The bi-laminate guards are connected using two interchangeable plastic arms, which can be shortened if necessary, to advance the mandible and maintain the patient’s airway.
Dorsal snoring appliance.
Our newest offering for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea, the Dorsal appliance is a two-piece device that consists of upper and lower splints.
The lower splint has two adjustment screws that act upon the fin-shaped acrylic arms of the upper splint. The device allows the patient to advance the mandible in small increments with the use of an appliance key to activate the screws.
Negus snoring appliance.
The Negus is a one-piece, non-adjustable, appliance that can be created in various materials. The appliance is set with the mandible in a protruded position to maintain the airway and prevent it from dropping back during sleep to obstruct the airway.