Stop Snoring, Prevent Snoring, Sleep Apnea

What is Snoring?

Snoring is almost always caused by a restricted airflow at the back of the throat. This happens when the jaw (and attached tongue, which is much larger than just the part we see) falls to the back of the mouth, so air has to be forced between the tongue and the back of the throat. This makes the throat vibrate loudly - causing snoring.

Snoring happens when asleep because the jaw muscles go slack, so the jaw (and the attached tongue) fall back, narrowing the airway.

This effect is made worse by lying on your back, causing the jaw to fall back more. Snoring is also worse when overweight, or relaxed after a drink or two.

How does the SnoreMender stop snoring?

The SnoreMender is worn at night, like a small soft flexible gumshield. It holds the jaw slightly forwards, preventing the jaw and tongue from falling back, to keep the airway open and stop snoring.

The SnoreMender allows normal breathing and the mouth to open and close naturally while sleeping.

To use, simply put the SnoreMender in the mouth before going to sleep.

The moulded upper and lower trays fit over the teeth and the hinged SnoreMender allows full movement while preventing the jaw from falling back while asleep, even if lying on your back.

Apart from a few days of adjustment when first used, SnoreMender is probably the most comfortable practical solution you will ever find.

From the first time used, you and your partner will get the huge benefits of a good night's sleep together. Even the snorer gets a better sleep, as the snoring can often disturb their own sleep!

Comfort is probably the biggest concern that a new user has and the idea of having something in your mouth for a whole night is disconcerting. How do we allay this concern? Through personal references and the fact that Sleep Well Enjoy Life Ltd's principal was a SnoreMender user long before bringing SnoreMender to the UK.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea can have many causes but by far the most common is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). A rare cause of sleep apnea is called Central Sleep Apnea (CSA).

If you have sleep apnea, you should contact your doctor for advice.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a physical condition, where the airflow stops during sleep - temporary halted breathing. This is usually because airway is temporarily blocked by the tongue and soft tissues in the throat, causing the sleeper to briefly stop breathing. Sometimes this will wake the sleeper, but often the sleeper will not know this is happening, they will only know that they never get a good night's sleep, and they are very tired during the day.

OSA affects about 4% of men and 2% of women. CSA is a neurological condition and affects under 0.5% of people, and is often associated with heart failure and strokes.



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* SnoreMender® addresses simple snoring and some may still experience snoring due to other conditions.