Snoring can be a real problem, not only for the person who snores, but for the partner and other family members who live with the snorer. However, there is a dentist-prescribed solution for a more restful night's sleep: Silent Nite-sl. This device positions the lower jaw forward using special Slide-Link connectors attached to upper and lower splints. These custom-made splints are comprised of a soft, comfortable inner layer with a hard, durable outer layer, both of which are BPA-free.
This affordable device from Glidewell is flexible, thin and comfortable for patients, and it exhibits documented clinical success in mitigating or even preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of mild to moderate snoring and sleep apnea. Silent Nite sl has new, improved S-shaped connectors of various lengths that are stronger than those found on the original Silent Nite and are easily interchangeable by the patient.
For those individuals who suspect they may have OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) we recommend you fill out a STOPBANG questionnaire online at: www.stopbang.ca/osa/results.php This questionnaire will determine your risk status for sleep apnea and tell you whether your condition may be mild or severe.
The Silent Nite device is an affordable temporary solution for mild to moderate sleep apnea. We do recommend that you have a sleep study conducted to determine if an oral appliance or surgery is indicated for your particular condition.