Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Your Snore Guard Dental Practice in West Caldwell
Silent Nite Snore Guard
Snoring and sleep apnea are more than just a nuisance. Serious health issues could also result.
Snoring and sleep apnea inhibit deep, restorative sleep. This results in extreme tiredness through the following day, which can negatively affect personal, intellectual and physical performance and quality of life.
And snoring doesn't merely interrupt your sleep cycle. The struggle for breath can result in soaring blood pressure, which can damage the walls of the carotid arteries and increase the risk of stroke. At certain levels of severity, complete blockage of the airway space by the soft tissues and the tongue can occur. If this period of asphyxiation lasts longer than 10 seconds, it is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a medical condition with serious long-term effects. Obstruction of the airway causes the heart rate to fall below normal, with decreases in blood oxygen levels. The obstruction will not clear until blood oxygen levels fall low enough to trigger the brain to send a signal for a release of adrenaline to prevent suffocation. The airway obstruction is usually broken with a gasp for air and, due to the adrenaline release, an increased heart rate.
How Snoring Happens
During sleep, muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, shrinking the airway. This increases the velocity of airflow during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increased, soft tissues like the soft palate and uvula vibrate. The vibrations of these tissues result in "noisy breathing" or snoring.
How The Silent Nite Snore Guard Works
For the majority of snorers, the most affordable, non-invasive, comfortable and effective snoring solution remains a dentist-prescribed, oral snoring preventative device such as Silent Nite.
Our office offers a product to combat snoring and sleep apnea, thus improving your overall health.
To combat snoring and sleep apnea, try the Slient Nite. The guard positions the lower jaw forward using special connectors that are attached to upper and lower splints. This devices is flexible, thin and comfortable, and exhibits documented clinical success in mitigating or even preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea.
If you or a loved one suffer from snoring, contact our office at 973-244-2424 or NJLCD.com.
We can help get you back to a restful night's sleep !!!