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DO YOU OR SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU SNORE?

WHAT CAUSES SNORING?
Snoring is caused by the vibration of the soft tissue in your head and neck as you breathe in.

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What is Sleep Apnoea?

Sleep Apnoea involves the cessation of breathing on a repeated basis during sleep. This can occur for a brief period of time for a few seconds to longer than a minute, and the frequency can be as much as several hundreds of times a sleep period.

It typically involves a complete or partial obstruction in the airway which has a direct result of lowering the delivery of oxygen to all parts of the body.

The person also experiences disruption of their sleep as repetitive awakenings or arousals occur in an effort to re-open the airway.

An anti-snoring oral appliance may be effective if you answer yes to any of the questions below

  • Do you or have you been told you snore when sleeping?
  • Are you tired upon awakening from sleep or during the day?
  • Do you fall asleep or are you drowsy in inappropriate situations such as in meetings, at church, or in social situations?
  • Are you drowsy when driving?
  • Do you have headaches in the morning?

FACTS ABOUT SNORING

FACT No. 2

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Heart problems

Regular snorers are 5 times more likely to develop heart disease, stroke and hypertension than people who do not snore.

FACT No. 3

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Snoring can be hereditary

In 70% of cases, people who snore also have family members who snore too.

FACT No. 4

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Men snore more

4 our of every 10 men snore, whereas the number of women is 3 our of 10. Roughly one quarter of people are snorers.

FACT No. 5

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Bed partners

Bed partners of snorers have a few things in common:
Not getting more than 3-5 hours sleep a night. Visit their GP more often than partners on non-snorers. One in 3 couples report disharmony in their relationship because of snoring.

Do you snore?

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Don't worry, we have the right solution.

DR PAUL REANEY

BDS (Edin). MFGDP(UK). DPDS(Brist). Dip PCOrth RCS (Eng).

Paul qualified from Edinburgh University in 1992 when he joined the Practice as an Associate before becoming the Practice Principal in 1998. He continued his postgraduate studies by qualifying from The Royal College of Surgeons, England with a Membership of Fellowship in General Dental Practice in 1995 and then a Diploma in Dental Studies from Bristol University in 2005.

He has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics and is currently studying for the Fellowship in General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons England.

Paul was the first General Dental Practitioner in Northern Ireland to qualify from the Royal College of Surgeons England and The British Orthodontic Society with the Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics. He is a Dentist with a Special Interest in Orthodontics.

Paul has completed all available courses in the UK organised by the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine and has been trained in the use of all the most popular anti-snoring appliances.

Paul is only 1 of 3 dentists in Northern Ireland trained and registered to provide the Somnowell Anti-snoring appliance that was recently featured on BBC tv.

Paul is a member of:

British Society Of Dental Sleep Medicine

Irish Society Of Dental Sleep Medicine

British Sleep Society

Somnowell ( Platinum Practitioner)

The Somnowell is unique in being made from a medical super alloy, which is impervious to bacteria. The Somnowell does not suffer from wear or tear within the oral environment, and will look and feel the same after many years. The Somnowell doesn't take up much room in your mouth and is very comfortable - you won’t even notice the Somnowell is in your mouth.

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Narval cc appliance (ResMed)

The Narval appliance maintains the lower jaw in a forward position which draws the base of the tongue forward and widens the airways behind the tongue. It is designed to aid in opening up the space behind the tongue and increase the tension of relaxed soft tissues to help reduce snoring and decrease the number of apnoeas and hypopnoeas that may disturb the physiological sleep cycle.

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Sleepwell appliance (S4S)

Sleepwell is fully patient adjustable. Sleepwell is also uniquely designed with internal splint fixing, allowing the lips to be closed around the device, preventing dry lips and excess salivation associated with other splints. High levels of patient comfort meant that during clinical trials over 98% of patients found the device acceptable. The UK, the device is moulded specifically to patient impressions.

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ProCast anti-snoring appliance

The Silensor-sl® consists of transparent splints in the upper and lower jaw. The lower jaw is either held in a predetermined position or advanced by two connectors that are fixed laterally to the splints. With the lower jaw in a protruded position it counteracts the narrowing of the respiratory tracts and acts as an effective snore guard. The splints are made of a hard-soft laminate which provides an easy and comfortable fit.

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Moses appliance (Southern Cross Dental Laboratory)

The benefits of the Moses appliance are:

  • Mandibular protrusion opens and supports airway
  • Removable
  • Reversible
  • May be suitable for cases of mild-moderate apnoea

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