Snoring, it can affect more than your beauty sleep
Nobody really likes to admit it, but many of us snore – and it’s not just annoying, it’s really bad for our health. If you are a snorer you’re more than likely to have experienced some or all of these things.
- The dig in the ribs in the middle of the night when your exasperated partner asks you to “turn over and please stop snoring”.
- The slam of the bedroom door in the middle of the night as your partner gives up and heads for the spare room.
- The tired faces at the breakfast table.
Author and playwright Anthony Burgess once said “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” All joking apart, snoring is a serious business. Not only does it disrupt your sleep and that of those around you, snoring is often associated with a sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition that can deprive you of oxygen while you’re asleep and can lead to symptoms such as:
- daytime sleepiness;
- irritability or anger;
- difficulty concentrating;
- a greater risk of high blood pressure, heart conditions and stroke; and
- an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents due to lack of sleep.
If snoring is driving you mad, then a MAD might be the solution
A Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAD) also known as a snoring guard is one of the most common forms of treatment for both snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. It is a discrete dental device (similar to a sports mouthguard) which is worn over the top of your teeth while you sleep. Because it is professionally customised for your mouth, it will fit perfectly and ensure that your airway remains clear and your jaw is properly aligned to the optimum position for a sound and restful sleep. A snoring guard is a widely recognised and tested therapy which has been scientifically proven to be comfortable and effective for a high percentage of snorers.
Help is on hand and it’s more affordable than you may think
Don’t put up with disrupted sleep for a moment longer. Your first step is to book an appointment with one of our experienced dentists at Maven Dental Yokine, formerly known as Yokine Dental Centre. Our friendly dental team are happy to discuss your symptoms, explain how the snoring guard works and work out if it’s an appropriate choice for you.
A snoring guard is not as MAD as it sounds. Your dentist will talk you through process step by step and will make you a snoring guard that is professionally fitted and customised specifically to your jaw.
It’s time to stop the cycle of snoring and all the side effects that go with it. Why not give Yokine Dental Centre a call on 9349 6686 or use the convenient contact form on our website.