SLEEP APNOEA / SNORING
Do you snore....?
Why would anybody SNORE anymore?
For those ashamed of the "loud sound" that
they make when asleep, Dent care offers the perfect solution in
Silensor-sl. The device is a success in almost all cases since the noise
involved in snoring is caused by constriction of the airways. It has a
compact design and does not inhibit breathing through the mouth.
Snoring is a serious health hazard especially
in older people and can even reduce life expectancy. Risk of car
accidents and industrial accidents involving employees with monotonous
jobs are higher for individuals who are found to be tired
With the Silensor-sl, the lower jaw and the
tongue are held in a protrusive (forward) position which opens up the
airways stopping the snoring sounds when asleep. This stops the snoring
sounds, instead you get a good nights sleep and you wake up raring to
However, in patients with severe corpulence, a
good success of treating is doubtful. The effectiveness will be reduced
at BMI (body-mass-index) of over 30
Snoring as we all know is the sound caused
while sleeping and is caused by the obstruction of airflow through the
passageway during breathing when asleep. The decreasing muscle tone
during the sleep causes a narrowing of the upper respiratory tract,
either from poor sleep posture or abnormalities of the soft tissues in
your throat. This narrowing accelerates the respiratory airflow, thereby
various structures in the area of the upper respiratory tract start to
vibrate and cause the snoring noise.
It can be a major cause for sleep disturbances
resulting in stress, lack of energy, poor concentration and mood swings
which can even lead to high blood pressure and heart problems in the
The apnea the respiratory arrest during sleep:
Sleep apnea is, at a certain level of
severity, a serious disease that may cause not only sleepiness during
the day but also serious systemic diseases.
The apnea is a total respiratory stop. The
obstructive apnea is a complete occlusion of the respiratory tract
whereas in case of the central apnea the central respiratory reflex
arrests. The hypopnea is a reduction of the respiratory flow by more
An obstructive apnea is characterized by an interruption of the very noisy snoring (rhonchopathy).
The central apnea, however, has no external signs.
Intense sweating during the night, frequent
nocturnal urination and a dry mouth can be indications for an
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and an Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome
The effectiveness of the Silensor-sl:
The Silensor-sl consists of one splint for the
upper jaw and one for the lower jaw. The lower jaw is either held in a
predetermined position or advanced by 2 connectors that are fixed
laterally to the splint. The Silensor-sl thus counteracts the narrowing
of the respiratory tracts. The velocity of the inspired air decreases
and so do noise-generating vibrations of soft tissues. With the
Silensor-sl jaw movements are possible but no falling back of the lower
jaw. With this function the Silensor-sl is a comfortable and at the same
time effective snoreguard.
due to bad
sleep resulting from snoring.
That when the Silensor-sl is significant