Silent Nite Sleep Appliance in Birmingham, AL
If your partner complains about your excessive snoring, we can help. The solution may be as simple as a customized Silent Nite sleep appliance at our Birmingham dental office reduces snoring so you and your partner can both get a good night’s sleep.
About Sleep Appliances
Please don’t feel embarrassed or self-conscious if you snore. Snoring is a widespread problem that affects both genders and people of all ages. In fact, The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 37 million people snore on a regular basis.
When you sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in your throat relax and collapse, shrinking the size of your airway and causing you to breathe more forcefully. This, in turn, causes the soft palate to vibrate, creating the noisy breathing we call snoring.
Silent Nite is an oral appliance that fits comfortably over the upper and lower teeth. It has a soft inner layer that rests against your teeth and a hard outer layer that resists breakage. Silent Nite is made using impressions of your teeth, so it conforms comfortably to the shape of your teeth.
The device has patented slide link connectors that position your lower jaw slightly forward, which increases the size of the opening of your airway and reduces the vibration that causes snoring.
If you aren’t sure if you snore, some common symptoms to look for are:
- Noticeable pauses in breathing during sleep
- Waking at night feeling confused
- Feeling sleepy during the day
- Noticing a change in your level of attention, concentration, or memory
Silent Nite Sleep Appliances with your Birmingham AL
If you would like to learn more about the Silent Nite sleep appliance at our Birmingham, AL dental office, please give us a call to schedule an appointment or click the image below to read the brochure! We will work together to find the solution that is most appropriate for your needs.