Snore Less, Sleep Better – Screenings, Aids & Appliances

What are the signs of sleep apnea?
  • Choking or interrupted breathing during sleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Poor memory & work performance
  • Morning headaches
  • A strong urge to sleep during the day
  • Falling asleep or drowsing while driving
  • Jerking limb movements during sleep
  • Awakening tired & thirsty
  • Snoring
  • Not sleeping 8 hours uninterrupted
  • Restlessness during the night
  • Repeatedly waking up during the night

What is sleep apnea?
If you believe that you suffer from sleep apnea, snoring or another sleep-related problem, please visit Sommer Denture Centre for an easy sleep screening. Sleep apnea poses a health risk because constricted airways stop your breathing, cutting off oxygen to your lungs and causing your heart to work harder to circulate blood. Your blood pressure rises and your heart may beat irregularly or even stop.

Virtually all of us snore from time to time as an occasional, inconvenient habit. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 25% of us snore regularly. Yet chronic, heavy, loud snoring can be more serious. Heavy snoring is often a symptom of sleep apnea, which is frequently associated with hypertension, stroke and other cardiopulmonary problems. Sleep apnea afflicts several million people in North America. The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA.

How do anti-snoring appliances help?
Tortured by Snoring
Sommer Denture Centre offers a variety of small, comfortable, custom-fitted oral anti-snoring devices that are worn while sleeping. These appliances look similar to an orthodontic retainer or an athletic mouth guard, and the fit is excellent and comfortable. Our devices work to prevent snoring and control mild to moderate OSA by bringing the lower jaw into a comfortable position, automatically moving the tongue out of the airway.

Clinical trials have shown that these dental appliances are up to 90% effective in treating simple snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. In fact, many Sommer Denture Centre
patients say they wake up feeling more rested and energetic
in the mornings.