Anti-Snoring Devices Available in Langford, Colwood, and Greater Victoria Area
It’s not unusual to snore now and then, but for some, it could be a chronic problem and indicate a serious health condition. Snoring is the sound that occurs when air flows past the soft tissues of your throat or upper airways, partially obstructing airflow while you sleep. These vibrating tissues produce a rough sound as you breathe that can sometimes be loud enough to keep your partners awake through the night. Langford Denture Clinic, located in Langford, offers an anti-snoring device that helps prevent, stop or reduce disruptive snoring. Get in touch with us now to know more!
Common Causes and Symptoms of Snoring
Snoring can be caused by various factors, such as:
The anatomy of your mouth and sinuses
Cold or other nasal problems and congestion
While a family history of snoring could be a cause, snoring is often associated with a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. OSA is characterized by loud snoring followed by periods of silence when breathing nearly stops which may signal you to wake up with a snort or a gasping sound. Not all snorers have OSA, but we would recommend you contact our specialists for further evaluation if any of the following symptoms accompany your snoring:
Breathing pauses during sleep or gasping or choking at night
Sleepiness and difficulty concentrating during the daytime
Disturbed sleep and headaches in the morning
Waking up with a sore throat
High blood pressure or chest pain at night
Loud snoring that’s disrupting your partner’s sleep
In children, any behavioural issues, poor attention span and performance in school may indicate OSA. Sleep apnea and loss of sleep have physical effects, including weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, acid reflux, as well as antisocial effects, that can lead to several mental and emotional issues in the long run. It’s best to deal with your snoring and sleep issues at the earliest to improve your long and short-term health, wellness and quality of life. Give us a call to schedule an appointment and discuss your concerns.
What is an Anti-snoring Device and How Does It Work?
An anti-snoring device provided by us at the Langford Denture Clinic prevents the partial obstruction of the airways, causing the snoring to stop by bringing the jaw forward or holding the tongue forward. We at Langford Denture Clinic in Langford offer compact and comfortable oral appliances and anti-snoring devices that are customized to your jaw to ensure maximum relief while sleeping.
The common types of anti-snoring devices are:
- Continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machines send a steady flow of pressurized air into your nose and mouth and keep your airways open to help you breathe normally while you sleep.
- Chin strips are self-adhesive tape strips fastened under the chin to keep the mouth closed during sleep.
- Vestibular shields are plastic devices that are fitted inside the mouth to obstruct airflow through it and promote nasal breathing to prevent snoring.
- Mandibular advancement devices or MAD are used to prevent snoring caused by vibration of the base of the tongue by pushing the lower jaw and tongue forward to increase the space for airflow in the pharynx, thus preventing the vibration of the tongue in this region.
- Tongue-retaining devices or TRD prevent the tongue from falling back by holding the tip of the tongue in place through a slight negative suction.
All of these are safe and effective anti-snoring devices. If you’d like to diagnose and treat your sleep apnea and snoring conditions, please call us to speak with our experts. Our skilled and experienced denturists and staff are always happy to help you find the most effective and affordable solution for you!
Benefits of Using an Anti-snoring Device
A good night’s rest and undisturbed sleep are imperative for any human being to function well during the day. Chronic snoring and sleep apnea lead to sleep deprivation which results in an overall unhealthy state of being. Some key benefits of anti-snoring devices are:
Painless and non-invasive treatments and no needles or surgery are required.
Custom fitted to ensure maximum comfort and efficacy.
Improves oxygen supply to all organs, including the heart and brain.
Removable, affordable and simple to use.
Improve your and your partner’s sleep.
With better sleep, you will find yourself healthier and more energized, further improving your lifestyle.
Langford Denture Clinic has been providing high-quality dentures and other services for years. We are trusted in Langford for new dentures, denture repairs, rebase, cleaning, relines and maintenance services, and other removable appliances. Please have a look at what some of our customers are saying about our work. If you have any questions, you can fill out our form or contact us. Our denturists will get back to you as soon as possible.