Whilst sleeping, the muscles in the neck relax which results in partial closure of the airways. Hence, air is forced through causing vibrations in the soft tissue lining the airways and the sound you hear is known as ‘snoring’. Other factors such as obesity, a blocked nose, or a deviated septum can also contribute.
At St Johns Road Dental Practice, we can help by making a customised Mandibular Advancement splint. It’s a simple process whereby the dentist takes impressions of your lower and upper jaw so it’s specifically made for you. It is worn when you sleep and the position of the mandible promotes breathing through your nose.