Anti-Snoring Device

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Snoring occurs when during normal sleep the muscles that control the tongue and soft palate hold the airway open. These muscles relax during sleep. The tissues of the upper airway vibrate as air passes over them, creating a snoring noise.

Not only is snoring loud and unpleasant, especially to the person sharing a bed with a snorer, but it can lead to interrupted sleep, headaches, a sore throat, day time sleepiness, and mental impairment. A good night's sleep is important to enjoying the day and one's quality of life.

Below is a diagram illustrating how snoring occurs and how the Silensor-sl® technology used in The Sleep Guardian treats it.   

This illustration demonstrates the flow of air when someone sleeps who doesn't snore. The air flows in an orderly manner, without obstruction, through both the nose and mouth. This person isn't a snorer. 

The squiggly lines in this illustration demonstrate what occurs when a person snores while they sleep. The squiggly lines represent the vibration of the tissues of the upper airway as you breathe in and out. It's this vibration that leads to the tell-tale snoring sound we're all familiar with. 

Finally, this illustration shows the Silensor-sl® anti-snoring device fitted. Note, the green lower dental splint advances the jaw slightly keeping the airways open and thus improving the flow of air and cutting down on the vibration of tissues. The degree of advancement required may vary from person to person.

Watch the video below for a more comprehensive explanation on why we snore:

 

Go here to see our custom anti-snoring device. 

To determine if you are suffering from snoring or other sleep disorders and to find out if The Sleep Guardian can help you, take our online self-assessment here.  

The Silensor-sl® is a trademark of ERKODENT®.