Stop snoring with No1 treatment
Do you snore? Even if you don’t realise it, those next to you or even in the other room, will and chances are they’ve told you.
Snoring is a common condition. In fact, as many as one in four people snore every night. While you may be relieved to know you’re not alone, knowing that others snore won’t put a stop to your habit. But at No1 The Orthodontic Specialists, we can.
Our specialist orthodontists aren’t just experienced in straightening teeth, they’re also experienced in the use of snoring appliances, which can help give you – and others – a good night’s sleep!
How you can stop snoring
Snoring is the vibration of soft tissue caused by a partial blockage in your upper airway, which relaxes and narrows as we sleep. This can be exacerbated by a partial blockage anywhere from your nose to throat.
Most people associate snoring with having a rough night’s sleep, but snoring can have a more detrimental effect on your life. Your productivity can reduce, relationships can suffer and, even more seriously, you could suffer from the condition known as sleep apnoea.
Sleep apnoea, also known as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or OSA, is a serious sleep condition when your breathing is either shortened or obstructed while sleeping, with pauses typically lasting between 10-20 seconds and occurring up to hundreds of times per night. This can lead to excessive tiredness during the day, and is linked to more severe complications like diabetes, heart disease and strokes.
At No1 The Orthodontic Specialists, we tell our patients who snore, they can rest easy because we have custom-made anti-snoring devices. Known as Mandibular Advancement Devices, they are placed into your mouth just before you go to sleep and help to push your lower jaw forward. This action extends your airways and prevents your tongue from blocking your airways, thus helping you and your loved ones get a quiet night’s sleep.
Benefits of anti-snoring devices
Mandibular Advancement Devices have been proven as an effective treatment method to stop snoring and the best thing about them is you only need to wear them when you’re sleeping.
By using these devices, you can enjoy:
- a quiet night’s sleep
- more energy during the day
- the feeling of waking up refreshed after a good night’s sleep
- the reassurance that you’re not keeping others awake.
You can also help to prevent more serious complications from your snoring in the future.
It is important to have an accurate diagnosis regarding your sleep concerns before embarking on treatment. At No1 The Orthodontic Specialists we can undertake an assessment to determine how tired you are during the day and, if necessary, can refer you to a sleep physician at your local hospital for an overnight sleep study. Mandibular Advancement Devices are very good at addressing snoring, but it is important to determine if you are also suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea as well.
Our specialist orthodontist, Dr Anne-Marie Smith, works with the Respiratory Physicians at the local hospital treating patients with OSA using a sleep splint. She has undertaken research in this area and won awards for her work, making her one of the leading orthodontists in this field.
Get a good night’s sleep
If you’ve tried everything to stop snoring and get a good night’s sleep, it’s time to give the No1 team a call today.