Do you experience:
How Snoring Happens
When the flow of air from your mouth or nose to the lungs makes the tissues of the airway vibrate, that’s when snoring occurs and it happens when you are at rest or sleeping.
Snoring happens when there is a blockage (obstruction) or narrowing in the nose, mouth, or throat (airway).
At times, you can snore so loud that it keeps your partner awake, and it might also affect you getting a restful sleep. Your sleep quality may be affected, and it can eventually result in daytime sleepiness.
You might suffer a risk of high blood pressure if your snoring affects your sleep and nothing is being done about it. Snoring may lead to upper respiratory resistance syndrome or Sleep Apnea – which is a serious condition if left untreated.
1 out of 3 Singaporeans suffer from Sleep Disorder
If you or your partner is experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from a disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. A recent 2016 study has found that “1 out of 3 Singaporeans suffer from OSA, with most of the cases undiagnosed.”**
Should you be worried of Snoring?
Snoring is considered a major indicator of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) among other symptoms.
80% moderate & severe OSA cases goes un-detected.
If untreated, this illness can lead to:
- Drug resistant hypertension (83%)
- Obesity (77%)
- Congestive heart failure (76%)
- Coronary artery eyes disease (76%)
- Diabetics (59%)
- Erectile Dysfunction (40%)
- Behavioural problems, such as ADHD in children
Dentist may provide solutions to help with snoring problems
Simple, Non Invasive Solution to manage Snoring
Portable, convenient & customised snoring appliances
Benefits of Snoring Appliances
91% of patients reported improvement in sleep quality after wearing snoring appliance, SomnoDent¹. 15+ independent studies have shown significant clinical benefits.
¹AM / Respir Crit Care Med Vol 163. Pp 1457-1461, 2001
Custom-fit & Adaptable
Prescribed snoring appliances are made using dental impressions of your teeth ensuring a fit that is unique to your mouth. If you have dental implants, bridge work, or wear dentures, the snoring appliances can be customised to fit your mouth.
Non-Restrictive & Durable
You will be able to speak, drink, open and close your mouth while wearing the snoring appliances. These snoring appliances are also made of high-quality material that ensures durability and is one of the strongest appliances currently available, suitable for teeth grinders.
STEP 1: CONSULTATION WITH DENTIST
- Understand your family history, health habits and symptoms
- Clinical examination (diagnostic X-Ray, Lateral CEPH / OPG)
STEP 2: REDUCE SNORING WITH SLEEP APPLIANCES
- Discussion on treatment plan for management of snoring
- Home-based sleep study to further analyse sleeping pattern
- Test results signed off by Sleep Apnea trained ENT
STEP 3: REVIEW SLEEP TEST RESULTS & TREATMENT PLAN
- Review sleep test results
- Take dental impression if individual is suitable for snoring appliances
- Issue of customised snoring appliances
**Prevalence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in a Multiethnic Asian Population in Singapore: A Community-Based Study. Tan A, Cheung YY, Yin J, Lim WY, Tan LW, Lee CH. Respirology. 2016 Jul;21(5):943-50
*American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Sleep Disordered Breathing and Mortality: Eighteen-Year Follow-up of the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort. 2008 Aug 1; 31(8): 1071–1078