Somnowell Suitability Test - Snoring

Somnowell Suitability Test - Snoring

Your Snoring

Do you snore?
YesNo
Have you had previous success with a plastic mandibular advancement device?
YesNo
Have you been recommended a mandibular advancement device by an ENT Surgeon or Chest /
Respiratory Physician?
YesNo
Do you sleep in separate bedrooms?
YesNo
Do you have confirmed evidence that you suffer from problematic snoring, i.e. witness or recording (app, sleep study, recorder)?
YesNo
Do you sleep on your side?
YesNo

Your Mouth

Do you wear partial dentures?
YesNo
Is your mouth well restored?
YesNo
Do you have dental implants?
YesNo
Do you have a full upper denture that is retentive and you have a good bony / alveolar ridge?
YesNo
Do you have competent lips? (Lips that naturally stay together at rest)
YesNo
Do you breathe through your mouth and have difficulty breathing through your nose?
YesNo
Do you regularly have a dry mouth or throat on waking from sleep?
YesNo
Do you have at least 2 upper teeth and 4 lower teeth?
YesNo
Do you tolerate dental work?
YesNo
Do you tolerate changes in the mouth, i.e. fillings?
YesNo
Do you have a mild / normal gag reflex?
YesNo
Do you have jaw pain on one side?
YesNo

The SOMNOWELL

Do you want a device that is almost invisible when in the mouth?
YesNo
Do you want a device that is comfortable, easy to clean, hygienic, portable, and requires no power supply?
YesNo
Would you like treatment to be delivered in a multi-disciplinary setting?
YesNo

Checklist

  • I habitually sleep on my back.
  • I am endentulous in both arches.
  • I have a poorly cared for mouth.
  • I am in need of restorative treatment.
  • I have a strong gag reflex.
  • I have a highly sensitive mouth with extreme difficulty accepting foreign bodies and changes in the mouth.
  • I have excessive lower jaw prognathism (large lower jaw).
  • I have a dry mouth, especially in the morning.
  • I have periodontally compromised teeth (very mobile teeth).
  • I have poor fitting partial dentures
  • I have loose partial dentures.
  • I am a mouth breather.
  • I have incompetent lips (lips stay closed only when I make a conscious effort).
  • I have a persistent digit habit, i.e. I have a habit of sucking my thumb or fingers.
  • I have severe obstructive sleep apnea (can use a Somnowell but not be treated in isolation, there needs to be a supervising Chest / Respiratory Physician).
  • I have a short upper lip and gummy smile.
  • I have poor lip tone.
  • I have full everted lips.
  • I am not able to breath through my nose.
  • I have an unmanaged oral, mouth and throat pathology (i.e. tumor).
  • I have uncontrolled epilepsy.
  • I have uncontrolled diabetes.
  • I have learning difficulties.
  • I have limited manual dexterity.
  • I have deciduous teeth or am in the mixed dentition i.e. a child with baby and permanent teeth.
Your suitability is
* The only results are either OK or UNSURE. The results are only an indication based on the answers you provided.

LIST OF SOMNOWELL PRACTITIONERS

Contraindications

The device is contraindicated for patients who:

have central sleep apnea
have severe respiratory disorders
have loose teeth or advanced periodontal disease
are under 18 years of age
please visit the Contraindications page for more details

Warnings

Use of the device may cause:

tooth movement, change in dental occlusion or in jaw relations
gingival or dental soreness
pain or soreness to the temporomandibular joint
obstruction of oral breathing
excessive salivation