Prepare for your doctor's appointment
Checklist for your doctor's visit
It is always a good idea to prepare for a doctor’s appointment, whether it is with your GP or a Sleep Specialist . We have put together a checklist so that you can make a note of your symptoms and also a list of questions which you may find helpful to ask the doctor at your appointment. This is a PDF document so you can print it off and take it with you.
Who is a sleep apnoea device suitable for?
For almost everyone who snores or has been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea (OSAS). A sleep apnoea device (protrusion splint) is also an effective alternative for those who suffer from snoring or OSAS and who cannot tolerate CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy (mask therapy).
“My name is Simon Wilsdon I am a general dentist in York with a special interest in dental sleep medicine. Over several years I have experienced mild sleep apnoea and, unfortunately for my wife, loud snoring. I have tried several different mandibular advancement devices over the years. These have given initial improvement but nothing long lasting and were uncomfortable over time.
After investigating different options, I decided to give the new SomnoMed Avant appliance a try. I have now been wearing it for just over a year. The results have been very good. My wife now knows when I have forgotten to put the device in as I will be snoring! It is very easy to use and very comfortable, especially to the inner cheeks. The appliance can be simply adjusted by using the additional straps, which are included with the device. My sleep patterns are much improved. The only drawback is that it can make you salivate (dribble) when sleeping, but to be fair all of the appliances I have tried have done this.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this for anyone who has problems with snoring.”
For more information, visit www.somnomed.com/gb/