Snoring / Sleep Apnoea
Sleep apnoea — difficulty breathing while asleep — has been linked to memory problems, tiredness, depression, high blood pressure and strain on the heart.
It’s no surprise that starving the vital organs of oxygen every night has harmful effects and, don’t forget, partners lose out on sleep too, and snoring can have a negative impact on personal relationships.
Snoring is an underestimated problem that many people aren’t aware they suffer from, affecting a full quarter of the population. Recently published studies show there is a direct relationship between teeth grinding (bruxism) and sleep apnoea, so dentists have become the first port of call for detection, diagnosis and treatment. Read more
Our dentist Eben is a leading UK clinician for SomnoMed anti-snoring devices that treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
The SomnoMed oral sleep device provides Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT) by moving the lower jaw slightly forward. It looks and feels similar to a sports mouth guard, however the device is hand made for each patient at a specialist laboratory.
Construction of the device usually takes about three weeks and when it’s ready we will fit it in the surgery and explain how to maintain it so you get optimum performance.
Benefits of SomnoMed devices
- Enjoy refreshing sleep again
- Experience restfulness during the day
- Reduce the risk of serious health complications
- Heal damaged relationships and intimacy
- Travel freely with no need to plug the device in
- See a reduction in your snoring in as little as two weeks