Snoring Device

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There are many snoring devices on the market that claim to aid in achieving more restful sleep. Most of them are small gadgets that attach to the nose, either with hooks or adhesive tape. They work initially but fail to stay in place for the duration of the night.

An oral appliance called the Somnodent is a great alternative for people who are tired of snoring devices that do not work the way they are supposed to. It fits over both sets of teeth like an athletic mouth guard, holding the jaw in a fixed position that allows one to breathe without any obstruction. Sleep apnea occurs when the flow of air into the lungs is interrupted. People who develop this disorder wake up several times throughout the night, though they do not remember doing so because they fall asleep again after a few seconds. They live their lives in a constant state of grogginess because they do not know that their bodies are not getting the necessary amount of uninterrupted REM sleep. This sleep orthotic prevents that from happening.

The Somnodent works by keeping the lower jaw in its waking position. If it is allowed to fall down and back during sleep, the tongue slackens and the muscles in the throat fall out of their smooth alignment. Air no longer has a straight path to follow down into the lungs. Studies show that this sleep orthotic works just as well as CPAP therapy in patients who suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea. This oral appliance has been praised for being markedly more comfortable than CPAP machines. The part that goes over the lower jaw can be adjusted to accommodate the natural resting position of the patient’s jaw. Unlike other sleep devices, the Somnodent does not require the patient to strap a bulky mask to his face, nor does it limit his range of movement in bed. Machines that treat sleep apnea often create as many problems as they solve; patients breathe more easily but are made physically uncomfortable.

For patients whose sleep apnea is very severe, the Somnodent can be used as a supplement to CPAP machines. When the Somnodent is worn underneath the mask, the machine can be turned to a lower setting. It is always comforting to reduce one’s dependency on a machine, and the Somnodent can be helpful in achieving that.

People who feel that they might be suffering from sleep apnea should fill out this form and see if they qualify for a sleep assessment with Dr. Eddie Siman. He is a sleep disorder dentist in Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks who specializes in helping people experience more restful sleep, which in turn helps them lead more productive and enjoyable lives. The survey asks people to describe their snoring and briefly note how tired they feel on a day-to-day basis. Upon receiving a questionnaire, Dr. Eddie Siman determines whether or not an individual qualifies for treatment at his clinic in Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks.

Sleep apnea is not a mere inconvenience. Since sufferers sometimes cease breathing for up to one minute as many as 30 times per hour, their brains are not receiving as much oxygen as they need. Brain damage resulting in memory loss is reported in many cases of long-term sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is also a symptom of diabetes and obesity. The airways collapse more thoroughly in people who do not have much muscle tone. Whether it is used on its own or in combination with other sleep apnea treatments and positive lifestyle changes, regular use of the Somnodent can lead to better sleep and healthier living. Contact Dr. Eddie Siman today for more information about the Somnodent.

 


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