Dr. Heide can treat snoring! With SilentNite

It is estimated that more than 80 million people in North America snore while sleeping. Spouses and children are often repeatedly disturbed during sleep cycles by snoring family members, which can lead to tension, animosity and sleepless nights if left untreated. Today however, thanks to extensive research and documented effectiveness, we can prescribe an affordable, custom made snoring prevention device called SilentNite

What causes snoring?

During sleep, muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax making the breathing airway smaller. This decease in the airway space increases the velocity of air flowing through the airway during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increased in the constricted space, soft tissues like the soft palate and uvula vibrate. These vibrations of the soft tissues in the mouth and throat results in what is called "noisy breathing" or generally referred to a snoring. It should be noted that sleep studies have shown that excess body weight, heavy alcohol consumption and other sedatives have been shown to increase the severity of snoring

How does The SilentNite Device prevent snoring?

Snoring research has shown that custom fabricated dental devises worn at night that move the lower jaw into a forward position, increase the three dimensional space in the airway tube which reduces air velocity and soft tissue vibration. By increasing the volumetric capacity of the airway and preventing soft tissue vibrations, snoring is eliminated. Breathing is easier with a SilentNite device. It does not interfere with breathing through the mouth. Even in cases of congested nasal passages.

SilentNite can help promote deeper, more restful sleep by preventing snoring

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