dental practice Cheltenham snoringHere at Hilltop Dental Practice in Cheltenham we are pleased to be able to provide an effective treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea. We are a highly recommended practice by Somnowell.

Snoring affects approximately 30% of the population. This is caused by the tongue falling back and partially blocking the airway. This causes vibrations of the soft tissues. The effects of snoring and sleep apnoea can be far reaching causing sleep disturbances for the snorer and their partner. This in turn leads to lack of energy, poor concentration, mood swings, and irritability. Medically this can also result in high blood pressure and heart problems.

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) has the same cause but is much more severe. Often the sufferer will have become over weight or there has been a decrease muscle tone that occurs with age. When the tongue falls back rather than causing vibrations, it can completely block the airway. The sufferer can be completely unaware of this and can remain undetected for years. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is associated with an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea.

The vast majority of patients suffering from snoring and be treated in Cheltenham with a comfortable appliance that is worn at night. It is called a Somnowell appliance. It works by holding the lower jaw forwards and thereby stopping the tongue falling back. This keeps the airway open and stops snoring.

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea can also be effectively treated with a Somnowell appliance. The Somnowell ensures an open airway during sleep. It is a comfortable appliance due to its small size making it feel unobtrusive when it is worn.

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