Snoring Devices West Kelowna

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Do you suffer from bad sleep?

If you suffer from a sleep-related problem like chronic snoring or sleep apnea, you’re most likely always exhausted. Fortunately, a snoring device or an oral sleep appliance can help alleviate your symptoms and lead you on the road to restful nights and happy days.

A simple snoring device can change your life

This simple, little device, offered by Kelowna sleep dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer, basically helps increase the space in your throat. This increase allows your airways to open properly and allows oxygen into your body, as required.

When your airway is collapsed, restricted or blocked altogether, it leads to snoring and more importantly, sleep apnea.

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When you suffer from sleep apnea, the muscles in the back of your throat relax and restricts your normal breathing. Additionally, your tongue falls backward and your airway narrows – even closing altogether – limiting your breathing and ultimately lowering your blood oxygen levels. To kick-start your breathing again, your brain momentarily wakes you up, which allows you to re-open your airway and start breathing again. This entire process is quick so most people aren’t even aware it’s happening.

This potentially life-threatening pattern of sleep apnea can be alleviated by keeping your airway open, with a simple snoring/sleep apnea device. The appliance essentially prohibits your jaw from falling back and restricting your airway, while you sleep.  It gently holds your jaw forward in its proper position, which in turn ensures your airways are clear and open.  The appliance offered by sleep dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer in Kelowna, allows for open, unobstructed breathing all night long.

An oral sleep appliance re-positions your jaw and tongue to a more forward position, helping keep your airway open during sleep. Since Dr. Palmer uses a physiologic technique to determine this position, it is more effective, it stops grinding of teeth, it is easy to adapt to, and it prevents and reduces more common side effects of traditional sleep apnea devices like TMJ pain and bite changes. This physiologic position relaxes the jaw, airway, and neck muscles with the help of ultra-low frequency TENS and computerized jaw tracking to achieve this position.

NOTE: Patients are required to be tested for obstructive sleep apnea prior to fabrication of a dental sleep apnea or snoring device. If sleep apnea is present a referral is required by a physician before proceeding with this treatment.


Introducing, MicrO2 Sleep and Snore Device

Using the MicrO2 device has its advantages:

  • light in weight
  • no tongue space invasion
  • no metal parts to adjust or weaken the appliance
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What patients say about Kelowna Snoring Dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer

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Easily the best experience I have had at a dental clinic. From start to finish, the entire team works their hardest to make the entire process as comforting and informative as possible...

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Dr. Palmer is very thorough and detailed. I generally tend to avoid going to the dentists because of not so positive past experiences. However, I have been very impressed ...

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I have never in my life been so impressed with a dentist's office. I chose this practice when I moved here because it spoke to being holistic, and holistic it is ...

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Nowadays, the lower jaw advancement is adjustable, which increases the effectiveness and makes the snoring devices even more comfortable. The bulk of clients that have compared a snoring device versus a CPAP machine, say it’s a highly effective solution, it’s eliminated their snoring and it’s reduced and even cured their sleep apnea.

While the number one priority is relief, you don’t want to compromise on comfort. And it would be great if the relief was immediate. With snoring devices from Dr. Shauna Palmer in Kelowna, that’s exactly what you’ll get. Snoring devices are comparable to a sports mouthguard, only thinner. It’s comfortable and smooth and you only need to wear it while you sleep at night.  It is easy to maintain and best of all, it will immediately reduce and most likely stop your snoring.

Depending on the severity and the cause of your sleep apnea or sleep disorder, you do have options in terms of treatment. By treating the source of your sleep disorder, Kelowna’s Dr. Shauna Palmer can help you get a good night’s sleep and potentially relieve your sleep apnea for the rest of your life.

Call our West Kelowna dental clinic today and find out exactly what you are dealing with and what your treatment options are. 

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Does my partner have sleep apnea?

If your partner keeps you awake snoring at night, it may be more serious than you think.

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when the upper airway becomes blocked while you’re sleeping. The less common type, central sleep apnea, occurs when your brain can’t send signals for your body to breathe.

What are signs that your partner might have sleep apnea?

Many people who have sleep apnea aren’t aware that they have it. Sometimes it’s their partner who first notices their symptoms.
Your partner may have sleep apnea if he or she experiences or has any of the following:

  • Frequent stoppages of breathing during sleep
  • Loud chronic snoring that frequently interferes with their partner’s sleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Waking up frequently at night to urinate
  • Waking up with a dry mouth or headache
  • Experiencing changes in mood or ability to concentrate and pay attention
  • Having a decreased libido
  • Thick and short, or long and thin neck size
  • Obesity

Why can sleep apnea be dangerous?


Sleep apnea can be serious because of the body’s sleep deprivation and being deprived of oxygen. In addition, sleep apnea can raise his or her risk of developing the following chronic health issues:

  • Asthma
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Certain types of cancers
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Pregnancy complications

Treat Sleep Apnea Naturally: Why a Natural, Holistic Approach Is Best

Why should you be concerned about how to treat sleep apnea naturally? It’s because your health is involved

Sleep apnea isn’t just about snoring. It isn’t just about the symptoms you put up with when you don’t get enough restful sleep because you aren’t sleeping soundly each night. 

Obstructive sleep apnea can kill. Not only can patients with this condition completely stop breathing – they can end up with a higher risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and more.

Getting enough air into your lungs each night is definitely one of the goals all healthcare professionals have for you, including the team at your West Kelowna dentist office.

However, I want to make sure that what you’re doing to treat your sleep apnea is going to target the root cause of the issue, not simply cover up the symptoms.

Are You Ready to Try a New Approach to Treating Your Sleep Apnea? 

If you’ve tried the traditional approach to treating sleep apnea and it hasn’t worked – you have options! When you visit my West Kelowna dentist office, my team and I will find the best option for your needs. I’ll do a thorough examination to determine what’s really contributing to your sleep apnea symptoms and determine the best way to treat the situation. 

Stop trying to use a machine that’s not working. Let’s work together to find the best physiologic solution to your sleep apnea so you can start getting a great night’s sleep as soon as possible. 

Are you interested in learning more about my holistic approach to sleep apnea? Contact my office today and schedule a consultation to discuss your questions, needs, and concerns.