Snoring & Sleep apnoea Treatments
The four clinically proven options are: Mandibular Advancement appliances therapy, Continuous Positive Airways Pressure, Weight loss and Surgery
Mandibular Advancement appliances
Mandibular Advancement appliances (MAA) are customized mouth pieces made for each patient to be worn at night time to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. Modern devices permit the lower jaw to be advanced in a gradual manner and so not only improve their action but also help the patient to adapt more gradually to them. They are now Nationally and Internationally recognized in the management of obstructive sleep apnoea.
Such appliances can be made by Professor Johal
CPAP is regarded as the gold standard and largely reserved for those with severe obstructive sleep apnoea, There are many types of CPAP equipment and a number of CPAP products. Unfortunately, CPAP tolerance can be a problem and these patients are recommended Mandibular advancement appliances as an alternative. Equally, CPAP treatment is not recommended for the treatment of simple snoring.
Loss of weight can reduce snoring and there are numerous other health benefits but it is a gradual process for patients to embark on.
Surgery can be used to treat snoring but is not always successful and can be extremely painful. It is not regarded as an option for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea.
Ama provides treatment for both Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. This is in the form of a custom-made mandibular advancement appliance, which permits the lower jaw to be advanced in a slow gradual manner and so opening the airway and clearing the obstruction and improving the symptoms. The particular advantage of these custom-made devices has been proven and include patient preference and comfort due to the fact they allow the patient to adapt more gradually to the appliance. This treatment is now both nationally and internationally recognized in the management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
How do I get snoring treatment?
In the first instance, you will require a sleep consultation appointment with Professor Johal, to discuss the options for treatment that are available and relative costs.
Following this, the anti-snoring appliance can be easily organized. A range of appointment times (late evening and Saturdays) are available to suit.
Please ring to book a SLEEP consultation:
Greenwich: Tel: 020 8692 9963 Appointments: Tuesday [8am-9pm] & Saturday [8.30am-3pm]
Harley Street, London: Tel: 020 7580 4200 Appointments: Tuesday [8am-1pm] only
Billericay: Tel: 01277 656318 Appointments: Thursday only [8am-6pm]