Snoring and day time sleepiness can have a profound impact on quality of life

  • DAY TIME SLEEPINESS – Less effectiveness at work and increased risk of accidents
  • REDUCED ENERGY – Resulting in poor motivation to exersize and weight gain
  • RELATIONSHIP ISSUES – Sleeping in different bedrooms, reduced sex life and higher stress levels
  • HYPERTENTION – Those who snore or suffer from sleep apnoea (OSA) have an elevated risk of high blood pressure

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a serious condition in which a person stops breathing (or suffers extreme low oxygen levels) whilst asleep and often occurs in conjunction with snoring.

Sleepwell - MAS

Sleepwell has been shown to be the most clinically successful device to help patients with maintain a positive airways to reduce or even eliminate snoring.  Even more so, a success rate of over 80% in fully apnoeic patients have been demonstrated.

Sleepwell is fully adjustable by the patient – a simple adjustment can modify the degree of mandibular advancement, cutting out the need to see the dentist for adjustments.

Sleepwell is also uniquely designed with internal splint fixing, allowing the lips to be closed around the device, preventing dry lips and excess salivation associated with other splints. High levels of patient comfort meant that during clinical trials over 98% of patients found the device acceptable.

Designed and manufactured in the UK by S4S, the device is moulded specifically to patient impressions.

Sleepwell Mandibular Advancement Splint

Price Starts from £350.00

Pre-Screening Questionnaire
Developing Knowledge
The following questions relate to your lifestyle and general health

Please indicate whether you have suffered with, or use any of the below, providing further details when the answer is yes:

Pre-Treatment Questionnaire

Please indicate whether you have suffered with any of the conditions below, giving further details when required:

Previous Treatment In Relation To Sleep Disorders
EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE - TO BE COMPLETED BY THE PATIENT

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations (in contrast to just feeling tired)? Even if you haven’t been in some of these situations recently, try to work out how they may affect you. Choose the most appropriate number for each situation.

0 - NEVER doze 1 - SLIGHT chance of dozing 3 - MODERATE chance 4 - HIGH chance

(0 - 24)

Sleeping Partner Questionnaire

(Optional information if partner is present)

Optional

Snoring results from a partial closure of the airway during sleep and most commonly occurs in isolation (simple snoring) or less commonly takes place as part of a more serious condition (obstructive sleep apnoea), which can be potentially life-threatening. This screening questionnaire helps to identify the degree of risk that you may suffer from OSA. To identify the severity of or to exclude OSA an overnight sleep study would be required.
Dental appliances have been shown to play an effective role in the management of patients with snoring and/or obstructive sleep apnoea. The appliance will not cure the disorder but works by temporarily repositioning the lower jaw forwards. The tongue and soft palate are moved forwards, alleviating airway obstruction. In order to be effective and remain so, the appliance must be worn each night. If use of the appliance is discontinued the symptoms will recur. There is no guaranteethat an appliance will be effective in every patientdue to individual variation in response. A high standard of oral hygiene is important for a successful outcome as is the care and use of the device as per supplied instructions.
If you are later diagnosed with severe OSA you will be provided with a CPAP on a trial basis and may be asked to discontinue using Sleepwell.
It is important that you return for assessment after the fitting of your splint. You will be asked to complete a simple questionnaire designed to assess your response to treatment and gain feedback from your partner.
For patients with obstructive sleep apnoea this post-treatment assessment provides valuable information. A follow-up sleep study with SleepwellTM in place overnight is the only sure way to know if breathing disruptions have been eliminated sufficiently for you to continue using SleepwellTM alone.
After wearing the appliance all night, a variety of sensations may be experienced on awakening. Most patients report either dry mouth sensation on awakening or an excessive amount of saliva. These are short-term effects and lessen with time. On awakening some patients feel that their teeth do not come together properly and/or their jaw joints or muscles at the side of the face feel tender. These symptoms usually only last for a few hours. There is a risk that persistent long-term use can result in a degree of movement of your teeth, particularly if you do not maintain the health of your gums. In addition, the splint may require replacement as a result of wear or breakage.
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MAS

Airway Obstruction