Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is an extreme form of snoring that occurs when breathing is completely interrupted and stops air reaching the lungs. Sleep apnoea can cause poor, interrupted sleep, loud snoring, excessive tiredness, irritability, headaches, forgetfulness, mood changes, anxiety, depression and reduced libido. The good news is that we can help with snoring and sleep apnoea.
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Snore guards are a simple way to help control your snoring, and provide a better night’s sleep for both you and your sleep partner. Snore guards work by moving the lower jaw forward and holding it there during sleep. This pulls the tongue away from the back of the throat and helps to maintain an open airway.
While you can buy ready-made snore guards, they are often hard to use and don’t guarantee a good fit. We fit snore guards that are tailor-made by a specialised dental laboratory, using models cast from precise dental impressions of your mouth. You’ll also be able to choose between rigid or semi-rigid materials as well as static and adjustable options to find a snore guard that fits you perfectly.
Are they comfortable?
It can take a little time to get used to wearing a snore guard, with some people feeling slight jaw discomfort to begin with. However, snore guards have the added benefit of helping to reduce tooth grinding at night, as well as helping you to breathe easy while asleep.