What causes snoring?
During sleep, muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, shrinking the airway. This increases the velocity of airflow during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increased, soft tissues like the soft palate and uvula vibrate. The vibrations of these tissues result in “noisy breathing” or snoring.
How can YOU prevent snoring?
Silent Nite-sl is a dentist-prescribed anti-snoring and sleep apnea device from Glidewell Laboratories that positions the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration. Special Slide-Link connectors are attached to transparent flexible upper and lower splints. The splints are custom laminated with heat and pressure to the dentist’s model of the mouth. These custom-made splints are comprised of a soft, comfortable inner layer with a hard, durable outer layer, both of which are BPA-free. The fit is excellent and comfortable, permitting small movements of the jaw and allowing uninhibited oral breathing. Dr. Howell has a simple checklist that will help determine the exact design of your Silent Nite, and she will also advise you whether this device could help you or your loved ones obtain better, more healthful and restful sleep!