Can Snoring Be Treated with Dental Appliances?

By Renee A Muller

There are several reasons for sleep deprivation, especially with the on going demands of endless busy schedules. With all of the many reasons for sleep deprivation to be happening in your life, could snoring be one of them?

Yes, as more researches are being preformed on snoring, sleep deprivation has been concluded to be one of the major side effects for the snorer and the bed partner.

There are now direct links between habitual snorers to exhibit various levels of sleep deprivation, and for those who share their beds have known how their snoring partner is depriving them of a decent night's sleep. Sleep deprived from snoring on a regular basis, people are putting their own lives at risk and the lives of others, because of the daily results concurring from sleep deprivation.

Some people who snore on a regular basis may understand how their snoring affects their partner, but may not truly realize how bad their snoring is for their own health. Since people snore for different reasons, finding the exact reason to of your snoring is a good way to permanently solve your snoring problem. But the direct cause may not be all that easy or possible to do. To reduce the intensity of snoring you may have to find the right method that works for you, even if you are not able to know the direct cause in the end.

If you can rule out the simple reasons of certain bad habits like smoking, drinking, medications and being over weight, then you may go on to changing sleeping positions. It is known that sleeping throughout the night on your side, a raised top end of the bed and special pillows to properly keep your throat and nose connecting passage way clear, can relieve snoring problems. If you are having no success after trying these methods then you may be a good candidate for trying out anti-snoring dental appliances.

The other term for anti-snoring dental appliances is mandibular advancement splints. They are designed to slightly move the lower jaw and the tongue slightly forward at the same time, to make a clearer breathing passage throughout the night. Dental appliances should be able to fit properly by a dental snoring specialist or you can purchase over-the-counter dental appliances, but they must be individually fitted at the proper setting. The major drawback is that if they are not set properly, the joints of the jaws will become very painful and the device becomes useless in stopping snoring anyways.

However, in case, you have tried and tested these anti-snoring dental appliances and found them to be unsuccessful, you can try some clinically proven anti snoring remedies that have no registered side effects.