If you suffer from snoring or sleep apnoea, this could be the product you have been waiting for. Snoring can affect sleep patterns leading to tiredness, lack of concentration and relationship problems.The highly acclaimed Somnowell anti-snoring device is now available at Solent House with Dr Susan Bush.
The Somnowell is the world’s first 4th generation oral device for snoring and sleep apnoea. Designed by Professor Simon Ash, a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience. Tailor-made from a medical super alloy, the Somnowell is a lifetime solution and the most slim-line, comfortable and hygienic device available.
How do I know Somnowell will work for me?
In the vast majority of cases the Somnowell will work perfectly well. However there are some patients for whom the Somnowell may not fully resolve the problem, these may include patients with central sleep apnoea or extreme sleep apnoea. In a very small number of cases additional mandibular advancements are required. This can normally be achieved by simple adjustments by the practitioner to the appliance.
Will the Somnowell lose its effectiveness over time?
The Somnowell is made from Chrome Cobalt alloy, and designed to last indefinitely. It won’t suffer from wear and tear, and is resistant to the bacteria commonly found in acrylic and plastic devices. After many years, the Somnowell will look and feel exactly the same. The only requirement is that you maintain the health of your teeth and mouth and take good care of your Somnowell device.
Is it Adjustable?
Yes the Somnowell is fully adjustable after it has been constructed. The lower jaw can be moved further forwards if required. There are two protrusion nuts which enable the amount of protrusion to be changed. This is not often necessary as the Somnowell Practitioner is trained to take a recording of what will hopefully be an ideal amount of protrusion for you. We then construct the appliance based largely on that recording, with some allowance for input from our technicians who will design and construct your Somnowell appliance.
Can you guarantee that it will work?
Whilst patient satisfaction is 99%, as with any medical device it is not possible to guarantee success. Dr Bush will however first assess your suitability before agreeing to provide the Somnowell appliance. If you suffer from extreme airway closure then it would be highly recommended to have a follow up sleep study with the Somnowell device in place to confirm its effectiveness. Mandibular advancement devices are recommended for mild to moderate sleep apnoea.