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Headaches and Snoring » Do you suffer from headaches, migraines or snoring. Or more importantly does your partner's snoring affect your sleep?

Headaches and Migraines

Do you suffer from regular headaches or migraines? For many people this becomes a part of life to accept and take regular painkillers. This can have a huge impact on quality of life and the level of productivity at work.

Symptoms can vary from mild headaches to severe headaches or migraines which can last up to a week. Different triggers can set of the headaches.

Many people rely on painkillers to control the problems, however they simply mask the pain but do not treat the underlying problem.

Why see a dentist for treatment, when you doctor hasn't been able to help? There are many things that can trigger a headache or migraine, one of which is due to grinding of the teeth, or bruxism. Often this occurs when you are sleeping and as a result most people are not aware of this happening. Teeth grinding results in an increase in the forces on the teeth which can overload the sensory receptors in the brain, leading to a migraine.

At Brightside Dental we have straightforward non-surgical treatments which can help reduce and eliminate migraines and headaches. Please contact us to arrange a consultation to assess your suitability.

Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Solutions

Snoring is a common problem which usually affects a partner more than the person affected.

Sleepwell stops the lower jaw from dropping back during sleep thereby preventing the closure of your airways during

sleep – an effective stop snoring remedy. Sleepwell is a custom made device to accurately fit your mouth. Sleepwell has some unique features including a soft inner lining, allows side to side movement of the lower jaw and most importantly allows you to adjust it to maximize effectiveness. High levels of patient comfort meant that during clinical trials over 98% of patients found Sleepwell an acceptable snoring remedy.

Sleepwell addresses a number of important key features including maximum comfort, retention and full at home adjustability. It is produced by specially trained and dedicated technicians.

Key benefits of Sleepwell:

  • Customised to your mouth for maximum comfort
  • Highly Successful - a reported 95% success in reducing snoring
  • Self-adjustable permitting longer life and total flexibility
  • Robust but slim line
  • Side to side movement whilst being worn
  • Prevents tooth damage from clenching / grinding
  • Modification can be made to allow for dental treatment

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a more dangerous medical condition which can vary in severity.

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea can be described as severe, moderate and mild, with the symptoms and consequences varying in seriousness. The severity of OSA is measured by the number of times the patients stops breathing and the duration of each occurrence.

Some of the effects of OSA include:

  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Lack of energy
  • Higher stress due to tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Relationship issues

OSA can be diagnosed by carrying out a sleep test. This may be available through the NHS and can also be carried out by a local clinic. Once diagnosed, mild and moderate cases can be treated with the Sleepwell device. This can also be an effective alternative the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) which many people find uncomfortable and bulky.

For more information about the Sleepwell anti snoring-device: http://www.s4sdental.com/for-the-public/snoring-sleep-apnoea/about-snoring/snoring-treatments/sleepwell/

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