Start Sleeping Again
-By Dr. Warren E. Woodruff
Did you know that more than 80 million North Americans snore? Taking into account the snorer’s spouse and children, as many as 160 million people are negatively affected by snoring. We feel privileged to assist our patients who endure sleep loss, work and health concerns, and even relationship issues because of snoring, a problem some people still consider amusing. Believe us, it is no laughing matter. And snoring doesn’t merely interrupt your sleep cycle. The struggle for breath can result in soaring blood pressure, which can damage the walls of the carotid arteries and increase the risk of stroke.
Silent Nite is a custom-fabricated dental device that moves the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration. The fit is excellent and comfortable, permitting small movements of the jaw (TMJ) and allowing uninhibited oral breathing.
The Silent Nite snore guard is suitable for those with snoring problems and also mild obstructive sleep apnea problems. However, it is not recommended for someone who has moderate to severe grinding of their teeth. If you fall into that category, we recommend an occlusal bite splint. Also, if you have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, we recommend you see your physician first to have a sleep study performed. From there the necessary treatment options will be presented. Please ask us for more information regarding Silent Nite. Don’t let snoring prevent you from getting a good nights rest.
Here is a testimonial from one of our patients:
“Over the past few months, I have been under the care of a physician that specializes in Sleep Therapy. I was diagnosed with a mild to moderate sleep apnea. My doctor stressed the most proven method to address sleep apnea is the CPAC Machine. So, I tried it a few times and found it to be unbearable. My doctor also described a device that could be obtained through a dentist. According to the doctor, the method does not always work and it may not be covered by insurance. But, he suggested that I try it.
I discussed the possibilities with my new dentist, Dr. May, and she was very thorough and patient in responding to my questions and demonstrated how a couple of devices would work. I choose a device called “Silent Night.” Well the short of it is that the product is Wonderful! It works, it fits and I have never felt more rested not to mention the benefits to those around me who no longer have to tolerate my snoring. I highly recommend that anyone with similar issues give it a try.” – Patricia D.