Snoring is something that many of us have come to accept as a normal part of sleep, but there is an increasing amount of evidence that snoring is unhealthy in a variety of ways. Snoring consists of rattling vibrations in the throat that are caused by a narrowing of the airway. In fact, a study from the UCLA School of Dentistry indicates that this narrowing of the airway restricts the amount of air that can enter the lungs, which in turn causes the blood pressure to soar! That high blood pressure can damage the walls of the carotid arteries, increasing the risk of stroke!
Poor Quality of Sleep
In addition to the very profound risk of cardiovascular problems associated with snoring, this phenomenon is also associated with poor quality of sleep. The struggle for air disrupts the snorer’s sleep patterns, resulting in a much lower quality of rest. Moreover, the noise that a snorer makes can interrupt the sleep of anyone else within ear shot, which translates into poor sleep for the entire family! Naturally, a family that is poorly rested is likely to have other health problems associated with sleep deprivation.
Because of the problems that snoring can cause to individuals and their families’, Smiles For Life offers the Silent Night Snore Prevention Device. The Silent Night Snore Prevention Device is a plastic mouthpiece that is worn at night to alleviate the narrowing of the air passage that causes snoring!
Dental Care in Bloomington, MN
When you come to our office for the Silent Night Snore Prevention Device, Dr. Brooks will take precise measurements of your jaw and related anatomy. Then a mouthpiece will be custom made to re-position your lower jaw at the perfect angle to keep your airway open. With your airway kept open in the ideal position as you sleep, you’ll enjoy lower blood pressure and lower risk of stroke, and your family will enjoy a better night’s rest!
If you’d like to snore less and sleep better, call us today at 952-888-2300 for Bloomington or 651-460-3458 for Farmington for a free consultation!