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Frequent, loud snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea, a common and potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts as you sleep. Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, and not everyone who has sleep apnea snores. The biggest indication is how you feel during the day. Normal snoring doesn’t interfere with the quality of your sleep as much as sleep apnea does, so you’re less likely to suffer from fatigue and sleepiness during the day if you have simple snoring as opposed to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
However, snoring could be more than annoying – it could be a danger to your health. Click here to take a quick sleep questionnaire to see if you may be at increased risk of having sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These episodes typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night.
Depends on your medical insurance, if your dentist is in-network, and the fees of the provider you go to. You will need to speak directly with a SomnoDent® Sleep Dentist near you to determine cost and coverage of your health plan.
The SomnoDent® oral sleep appliance treats obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by advancing the lower jaw which keeps the airways open. The appliance is custom-made to fit your mouth and consists of upper and lower splint that cover your teeth and will be titrated to advance your lower jaw throughout the treatment process. As your jaw moves forward it in turn helps open your airway allowing you to breathe easier and sleep more comfortably for longer periods of time, helping you achieve a more comfortable sleep.
SomTabs are recommended by SomnoMed® for the gentle and thorough cleaning of SomnoMed® devices. SomTabs are available for purchase in a 3 months supply of 96 tablets. Click here for more information.
Please store your device according to the instructions provided with the device. Please keep it away from direct sunlight.
Damaged or broken devices must not be used. Continuing use may cause injury. Contact your dentist immediately if your device is broken or damaged. Your dentist will manage repairs and warranty claims.
Most patients easily adapt to wearing a SomnoDent® oral device at night. After wearing the device for a short period of time it will become part of your routine, and most people will hate to go to sleep without it after they realize how much better they feel in the morning (and how much better their bed partner sleeps as well).
Compliance rates for dental sleep therapy are much higher than other forms of non-surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In other words, patients are much more likely to use an oral device successfully than any other form of treatment. A recent survey of our patients indicated that 90% of SomnoDent patients regularly use their device.