November is sleep month on the Specialist Orthodontic Group blog. So far we’ve covered why getting a quality night’s sleep is so important, how to tell if you’re sleep deprived and the three most common types of snoring.This week we’re investigating what you can do about your snore: is there a cure?
If you snore, you’ve probably looked into ways to stop. Snoring can be very disruptive to a good night’s sleep, both for yourself and for the people you share your home with.
In fact, many people decide to finally do something about their snoring out of kindness to their spouse or partner, as they’re usually the ones who suffer the most in terms of sleeplessness.
You’ve probably come across numerous products that claim to do the trick. You may have even tried some of them with very little success. The problem with most so-called snoring aids is that they’re either really impractical to wear or have very little science behind them.
If you’re serious about finding a solution that will work for your whole family, the first step is to pay a visit to your GP. A doctor will be able to rule out sleep apnea or any other underlying conditions. Once you know there are no medical reasons for your snore, we suggest you pay a visit to your orthodontist.
Your orthodontist will be able to talk you through the benefits of a snoring-silencing oral device. These nifty appliances are made to each patient’s specification and are comfortable enough to be worn overnight. They has two parts: one that’s worn over the upper teeth and one that’s worn over the lower.
The appliance works by very gently pulling your upper jaw forward, thus opening up your airways and making it possible to breathe snore-free all night long.
Want to give it a go for yourself? We’d love to talk you through how an snoring-silencing device could help you and your loved ones get a better night’s sleep. Why not book an appointment today?