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 tissue like the soft palat and uvula vibrate. The vibration of these tissues result in "noisy breathing" or snoring.
How can I prevent Snoring?
Silent Nite is a custom-fabricated dental device the moves the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration. Special Slide-Link connectors are attached to transparent flexible upper and lower splints. The splints 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 and allowing uninhabited oral breathing.