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Snoring solutions in Mill Hill for a better night’s sleep

If you or your partner snores, you’re probably eager to find a solution that allows you to enjoy a restful night’s sleep again. Not only can snoring keep you awake at night, but it can also make you tired during the day, and hinder your quality of life. Moreover, snoring can cause other serious medical complications if left untreated.

What causes snoring?

The muscles in your throat relax while you sleep. The relaxed muscles cause your airway to partially close, and the walls of the throat begin to vibrate as you breathe. This vibration of the soft tissue causes the characteristic sound of snoring. 

Why do I have this problem?

People snore for a number of reasons:

  • Aging which can cause the throat muscles to relax
  • Alcohol consumption in the evening before bed
  • Abnormal shape of the airway which causes the throat to narrow
  • Obesity and having fatty tissue around the neck
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Allergies which inflame the nose and/or throat
  • Sleep position (e.g. sleeping on your back)

What are the symptoms?

In addition to noisy, rattling breathing during sleep, snoring can also result in:

  • Excessive sleepiness and lack of energy during the day
  • Morning headaches
  • Reduced effectiveness at work
  • Weight gain
  • Waking during the night feeling confused
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Dips in your level of concentration and memory

Snoring solutions at our dental clinic in Mill Hill

When you meet with one of our caring and experienced dentists in Mill Hill, you’ll be asked about your snoring and your symptoms. Together we’ll come up with the perfect plan of treatment.

Depending on the cause of your snoring, you may have to modify your lifestyle by changing your sleeping position, treating allergies, and avoiding alcohol in the evenings. In some cases, surgery on the nose, back of the throat or roof of the mouth is necessary.

Our dental practice in Mill Hill offers an impressive choice of mouthpieces, called Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS). These mouthpieces are worn at night time to treat snoring. They work by preventing your lower jaw from dropping back while you sleep, which stops your airway from closing. Our snoring solutions include:

  • Snoreshield - an economical solution which helps some snorers. It’s a simple, pre-formed "boil and bite" mouthpiece.
  • Snoresolve - clinically proven and custom-made for comfort. However, it doesn’t allow any adjustments for effectiveness.
  • Sleepwell™ - proven to be the most clinically effective MAS, it’s custom-made for maximum comfort, and allows adjustments to maximise its effectiveness.

 

Your dentist in Mill Hill can help determine the best mouthpiece for you.

If you would like us to help with your snoring problem, please get in touch with our dental surgery in Mill Hill today!

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