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Are you having trouble sleeping?

Most of us have trouble sleeping at one time or another, due to stress or other factors. But if sleep problems are a regular occurrence and interfere with your daily life, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep apnea can cause more than just sleepiness. A good nights sleep is necessary for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, ability to concentrate, memory, energy, emotional balance and weight.

What causes Snoring?

Snoring is a common problem for many people, it is estimated that up to 80 million people in North America snore while sleeping. Typically it is caused by your tongue and soft palate relaxing as you fall asleep. If they relax too much or drop into the back of your throat, they can narrow or block the airway, causing problems ranging from mild snoring to severe sleep apnea (OSA).

The other common causes of snoring are: 

  • Excess body weight

  • Alcohol consumption

  • Sedatives 

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? (OSA)

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition that affects 4%-19% of the middle-aged population. OSA occurs when the tongue and soft tissues at the back of the throat either completely, or partially close off the airway repeatedly during sleep. This blockage can reduce the amount of oxygen reaching the brain and body, which can result in serious health problems such as:

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Heart Attacks and Strokes

  • Diabetes

  • Depression

  • Headaches

  • Acid Reflux

  • Erectile Dysfunction

Studies also show that people with OSA may have problems with memory retention, as well as having a greater risk of accidents while driving or while at work due to excessive daytime sleepiness.

Get a good night sleep with a non-invasive oral appliance!

Dr. Andrew Jedrzejewski is able to help treat common causes of snoring as well as Obstructive Sleep Apnea with a non-invasive oral appliance. These dental appliances or oral Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD), help keep the airway open during sleep by preventing the tongue from blocking the throat and advance the lower jaw forward allowing you to get a full, quiet nights sleep. This device is made to be comforable so you can sleep without noticing you are wearing it.

(Dental management of medically diagnosed OSA by a physician and with the results of an over-night sleep study that has been medically read and interpreted.) 


The Oral appliance is an excellent device, it is helping me to have a better sleep. I'm happy and don't use the CPAP machine.

- Ben C.

I recently had a snoring device made by Dr.J at Protea Dental Centre. My husband is over the moon as he is now getting a good night's sleep. Dr.J and Heather did a wonderful job getting me fitted and answered any questions I have had.

Save your marriage...get a snoring device fitted by Protea Dental Centre.

- Dawn M.

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