The SILENSOR™ anti-snoring device. Made from a flexible material for added comfort and fit, the hinges allow the jaw to open and close as the patient sleeps.
Studies have shown that approximately 40% of the industrialised countries snore and that in men above the age of 60 this increases to 60%.
During sleep, the muscles of the upper airway relax and the normally firm tissues become loose, resulting in the formation of bottleneck type structures which cause complete or partial obstruction of the airways.
This increases the velocity of air which causes vibration of the soft tissues which generate the noise of snoring.
The Silensor is an oral appliance that can be worn at night. It’s biggest advantage is that it is non-bulky, with hinges that allows the patient some movement of the lower jaw.
Daytime effects of snoring include:
We can help you solve your patients snoring problem.
The Silensor has proven highly successful, even when breathing through the nose is difficult or blocked, since in almost all cases the noise involved in snoring is caused by constriction of the airways.
The Silensor provides a simple, effective and affordable solution to snoring.
The Silensor can be used for patients that suffer from slight or moderate sleep apnoea.
The effectiveness of the silensor
It is not possible to guarantee the effectiveness of the Silensor as it will only be effective if the noise of snoring is caused by an obstruction in the upper airway. It will not have any effect on an obstruction in the nose.
Statistically the Silensor will completely eliminate the noise of snoring in 62% of patients that snore. In the remainder of cases it will either work to a varying degree (i.e. it reduces the noise of snoring) or have no effect at all.