Silent Nite® Slide-Link
Snoring Prevention Device
The dangers of snoring
More than 80 million North Americans snore.
Taking into account the snorer's spouse and
children, as many as 160 million people are
negatively affected by snoring. And snoring
doesn't merely interrupt your sleep cycle. The
struggle for breath can result in soaring blood
pressure, which can damage the walls of the
carotid arteries and increase the risk of stroke.
At certain levels of severity, complete blockage
of the airway space by the soft tissues and the
tongue can occur. If this period of asphyxiation
lasts longer than 10 seconds, it is called
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a medical condition
with serious long-term effects.
What causes snoring?
During sleep, muscles and soft tissues in the
throat and mouth relax, shrinking the airway.
This increases the velocity of airflow during
breathing. As the velocity of required air is
increased, soft tissues like the soft palate and
uvula vibrate. The vibrations of these tissues
result in "noisy breathing" or snoring.
Surgical techniques used to remove respiration-
impairing structures have shown only
moderate success rates (20 to 40 percent). For
the majority of snorers, the most affordable,
non-invasive, comfortable and effective snoring
solution remains a dentist-prescribed, oral
snoring preventative device such as Silent Nite.
How Silent Nite Slide-Link prevents snoring?
Silent Nite sl is a custom-fabricated dental
device that moves the lower jaw into a
forward position, increasing space in the
airway tube and reducing air velocity and
soft tissue vibration. Special connectors
are attached to transparent flexible upper
and lower forms. The forms are custom
laminated with heat and pressure to the
dentist's model of the mouth. The fit is
excellent and comfortable, permitting small
movements of the jaw (TMJ) and allowing
uninhibited oral breathing.
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