What is snoring?
Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissues in the throat and behind the tongue. Studies indicate that at least 30% of adults snore. Snoring can be a major factor in sleep disturbance and the resulting stress, leading to lack of energy, poor concentration, mood swings, and irritability. In the long term, snoring can also lead to high blood pressure and heart problems.
Somnowell for Snoring
The good news is that the overwhelming majority of people suffering from problematic snoring can be effectively treated using a Somnowell. The appliance is such an effective treatment for snoring because it tackles the problem at its root cause. The Somnowell is designed to gently hold the lower jaw and tongue in the ‘recovery position’ while you sleep, keeping the airway open
What is Sleep Apnoea?
With Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) an increase in weight or a reduction in muscle tone can trigger the change from a partially blocked airway (snoring) to a completely blocked airway. It is common for the sufferer to be completely unaware of the disorder, and remain undiagnosed for several years. OSA has been linked to an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.
Do I have to sleep in a laboratory to be tested?
Not necessarily. You may be eligible for a home sleep study.
A home sleep study is similar to a typical laboratory sleep study except that it is performed in the comfort of your own home using a small portable-monitoring device, such as the MediByte, that you wear while you sleep.
Somnowell for Sleep Apnoea
The Somnowell sleeping aid is a very effective long-term treatment for obstructive sleep Apnoea. The Somnowell ensures an open airway is maintained throughout sleep, and is perfectly designed to meet the unique requirements of each user. A high level of precision goes into the design of the Somnowell, making it an extremely comfortable and effective treatment for sleep apnoea.
Booking an Appointment
If you are interested in having a Somnowell device made by us please contact us by calling the practice on 01273 592155 or email [email protected]. We will be happy to book you in for a consultation at a convenient time for you.
The initial consultation fee is £100.
At the consultation, a full medical history will be taken, followed by a detailed examination. Radiographs may be necessary to assess the status of your teeth and jaw bones. Often, the first set of impressions are taken to send to the dental laboratory to initiate treatment and prepare your case.
Including the initial consultation, the Somnowell fees are £1650.