Peaceful, quite and comfortable sleep

Enjoy a refreshing nights sleep and relief from snoring and mild sleep apnoea with a safe and effective dental device. If you or a member of your household suffers from snoring or mild sleep apnoea, please speak with us about our highly successful dental device called the SommoMed Mas … tm

Snoring is caused by the vibrations in the respiratory structures. It occurs during sleep when the area at the back of the throat or in the nose relaxes – narrows. The air movement is then restricted in the air passage, resulting in the sound.

There are many reasons for snoring some of which we can control –

Some of which we cannot -

The most serious type of snoring can stop the breathing, this is called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).

Sleep apnoea is a serious breathing disorder in which there is a repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep with consequent cessation of breathing for periods at a time. The person with sleep apnoea may have hundreds of these breathless episodes throughout the night disrupting their sleep and starving the body of vital oxygen.

Once Sleep Apnoea is suspected, it is highly recommended you have a sleep study to diagnose if obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is present, its severity and to ensure it is treated appropriately

If Sleep Apnoea is confirmed, we can fabricate a dental device that is custom made for you, It works by holding your lower jaw and tongue forward therefore keeping your airway open whilst you sleep. It works by positioning your bottom jaw slightly forward of its usual position, which prevents the walls of your airway from vibrating against each other.

Sufferers of OSA are at a significantly higher risk of serious general medical problems like high blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes, stroke, obesity and a reduced lifespan. So it is important that it is managed effectively and a CPAP apparatus might be recommended instead.