Snore and Sleep Apnea

If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or snore, the SomnoDent® MAS should benefit you. It will almost certainly put an end to your snoring and will most likely eliminate or significantly reduce your OSA. For your bed partner this means peace and quiet again and a better night’s sleep. For you, it will mean better quality sleep. As a result, you will be less likely to suffer from headaches and daytime sleepiness and your ability to concentrate will improve.

If you have tried CPAP and found it uncomfortable, wake up to a brilliant alternative treatment for OSA. The difference in comfort and tolerance will astound you.

A study conducted by Dr Edmund Rose at the University of Freilberg 2004 proposed that the ideal patient for MAS therapy is one with a AHI < 25 and BMI < 30 with good dentition 1. Therefore, when identifying how effective the SomnoDent device is going to be for you, we recommend looking at 3 key areas:

Severity of OSA:
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommend the use of oral devices such as the SomnoDent® MAS for mild-to-moderate OSA (AHI < 25), or for patients with severe OSA who are either unable to tolerate CPAP or refuse treatment with CPAP.

Body Mass Index:
If BMI is below 30 (which means that a person is not obese) the probability that the device will work is higher. To calculate your BMI please use this chart.

Your dentition:
SomnoMed defines good dentition as at least 6 teeth on the lower mandible with no periodontal disease. These three indicators offer a good guide to screening patients for oral device therapy and may increase the efficacy outcome of the treatment.