Sleep is one of the factors that influence one’s own well-being since it has an impact on the quality of life and on one’s own health.Currently there are more than 100 different sleep disorders, these are grouped into 4 categories:
- Daytime sleepiness problems
- Schedule or sleep rhythm problem
- Unusual behaviors during sleep
The snore It is a noise produced by the passage of air through a space in the pharynx that is diminished. This decrease in space is motivated by the relaxation of the muscles of the tongue and the mouth and palate. This causes the soft tissues to vibrate and cause snoring.
Snoring can be classified into:
- Mild snoring
- Moderate or severe snoring, called recurrent. Within this type it is important to evaluate if it is an obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (by a specialist doctor).
It is estimated that 45% of individuals snore occasionally at night and 25% do so frequently. It is more prevalent in men, with 40% respecting 20% of women.
It is important to note that more than 1 in 3 patients who come to the dental office suffer from snoring.
What health problems can snoring cause?
The lack of a good flow of air can cause, in certain occasions, a decrease in oxygen levels in the blood. This decrease can affect the brain and can cause interruptions during sleep. This causes a series of symptoms to appear:
- Continuous and general tiredness
- Memory loss
- Weight gain, among others.
All these problems cause the quality of life of the patient to be altered and therefore increase the chances of suffering accidents at work and traffic.
Dentists can prescribe solutions for mild and moderate snoring. In the case of ground apnea, referral to a specialist (neurophysiologist, ENT or pulmonologist) is required to be able to assess and treat the pathology properly.
How can snoring be treated?
Most of the solutions for snoring can be performed in the dental office, thanks to a dentist who has mastered these types of alterations.At Smile Care Plymouth Dental we have the latest dental updates and with it the latest technologies.
Snoring can be solved with 3 different solutions:
- Improving habits and behaviors
- Using tapes
- With a mandibular advancement device
In our dental clinic, we have acquired the latest in mandibular advancement devices, the Ronfin®. These types of devices are based on a palatal prosthesis that serves to advance the mandibular area and thus widens the retrolingual area.
The Ronfin® It is an exclusive mandibular advancement device (DAM) and it is patented with the highest quality and with guaranteed results.
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