Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
A good night's rest is something of a miracle cure. Sleep resets our body and our brain, and it's up to us to do what we can to obtain healthful, restful sleep each night.
Unfortunately, that's not always the case, even if we complete our thorough bedtime routine and go to bed at a decent hour. Snoring and sleep apnea can keep us up.
But snoring and sleep apnea don’t just affect the person making all the noise. It affects those sleeping near them. This isn’t good, but it’s quite treatable. Snoring and sleep apnea can be readily addressed. In fact, for years, Dr. Haught and his dedicated dental team have made sure Tempe residents sleep peacefully at night.
Snoring isn’t just noisy; it’s bad for your health.
Some 90 million people in North America consider themselves snorers. If you account for the spouses and children of those who snore, the number of North Americans negatively affected by snoring is closer to 160 million. That’s a lot of people unnecessarily at risk.
Struggling to breathe properly during sleep can lead to high blood pressure, ultimately damaging the walls of the carotid arteries and increasing the likelihood of stroke. With more severe cases, there could be total blockage of the airway space due to soft tissue as well as the tongue. If this occurs for longer than ten seconds, the snorer is experiencing what’s called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which can produce dramatic long-term effects.
What most people don’t know, though, is that snoring and sleep apnea may be treated with a comfortable, effective solution — The Silent Nite Slide-Link
What Happens When You Snore
When you're asleep, your throat muscles relax, shrinking your airway. So the velocity of the air you need increases, which vibrates soft tissues such as the soft palate and uvula, making for noisy breathing patterns (AKA snoring). As a snorer, you need a device that keeps the airway more open than it is at present.
Sleep Better Than Ever
The Silent Nite is a dentist-prescribed oral appliance that forms a perfect impression of your teeth and gums, so that a lab can fabricate a custom solution for you.
How It Works
The way this works is that the Silent Nite moves the lower jaw into a forward position, allowing more space in the airway tube to reduce air velocity and soft tissue vibration. The fit is ideal for both function and comfort, as flexible, transparent upper and lower splints are laminated with heat and pressure to create a perfect mold of your teeth and gums. With special slide-link connectors attached to the splints, small movements of the jaw are permitted while allowing for uninhibited breathing.
Dr. Haught Knows From Experience
“The truth is that Silent Nite has been life-changing for my wife and me. For the past 10-15 years, I have consistently snored, making it tough — not only for my wife to sleep but for me as well. I don't get elbowed in the middle of the night anymore. My wife and I both feel like we have been getting much better sleep since using Silent Nite. I’ve tried using several other appliances for snoring, but have found this appliance to be the most comfortable and effective for me.” - Dr. Haught