North Shore Times : November 16th 2010
14 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 16, 2010 Don't let hearing loss tone you down. SAVE BIG $$$ on Hearing Aids* CALL 524 5736 or visit www.appliedhearing.co.nz AHCSB144MNST FREE hearing test for 50+ FREE professional follow-up for 1 year MINIMUM 60 day trial INSTANT fitting options * Budget aids start from under $1000. If buying 2 digital aids, our second aid at half-price offer can easily save you $1000 or more! Conditions apply. BYRON CHAMBERS 2 BYRON AVENUE TAKAPUNA SHORECARE MEDICAL CENTRE, RED BEACH SHOPPING CENTRE # DENTURES COMPLETE DENTURE SERVICES - RELINES AND REPAIRS Registered Clinical Dental Technician over 30 Years serving the Shore ROLAND RUSSELL NORTH SHORE DENTAL REPAIRS 153 LAKE RD, BELMONT (The Villa next to Presbyterian Church) Ground Floor -- Easy Access -- Free Parking Formerly of Hauraki Corner Ph 445-1944 Anytime 3161258AC Improving Auckland's rail network Newmarket Station Saturday 27 November, 10am - 3pm Changes are coming to Auckland rail -- what's happening and how will it affect you? If you use the train, or live or work near the rail corridor, these projects will affect you. To find out more, please drop by our information open day: We have a busy summer construction programme planned and from next year the rail corridor will start looking very different. KiwiRail and Auckland Transport are working hard to build the new infrastructure for electrification and improve commuter rail services. You can trust St John Only St John medical alarms connect directly to St John and are installed by uniformed St John staff. Call 0800 50 23 23 for more information. STJOHN0910 IN968241 Health & Beauty Advertising Feature International Qualifcations available www.collegeofcamille.co.nz OPEN DAYS Newmarket 17th Nov Albany 18th Nov Stop snoring from spoiling your holidays! Sleep expert: Dr Greg Reynolds. Snoring is that annoying sound we all recognise and struggle to tolerate when trying to get a good night s sleep! The disruptive noise is never more apparent than during holiday time. In the camping grounds, boats, bachs and tents throughout NZ, summertime snoring is as common as barbe- cues and the beach but not as much fun. Chronic loud snorers often affect the good quality sleep and restfulness everyone needs. Some snorers who cannot hear themselves are surprised to learn that their noisy restric- ted airways can also impact on how well they feel during the day too. Dr Greg Reynolds of Somnodontics is a lead- ing authority on treating sleep-disordered breath- ing such as snoring and sleep apnea. Besides his dental qualification he is the only dentist world- wide with two Masters degrees in sleep medi- cine . He explains the mechanism of snoring like this. The narrower the air- way, the higher the pres- sure you need to get suf- ficient air in and out of the lungs when breath- ing. Although the size and floppiness of the soft tissue around the back of your nose and throat have a big influence, if you can breathe more easily through a wide air passage, you don t need to work so hard building up pressure to inflate the lungs. Just as a flag won t flap if there is not enough breeze, the vol- ume of the air passage is more important than the floppiness of the tissues. This is why superficial treatments such as mouth sprays, palate- stiffening, nasal strips, acupuncture rings, anti- snoring pillows, herbal tablets, etc have such a modest success rate. They do not deal with the cause of the problem -- a small restricted air- way. Snorers can help themselves to some degree depending on con- tributing factors. For example, losing weight, avoiding sleeping on back, limiting alcohol and sedatives hours before bedtime, nasal decongestants, may help but are sometimes diffi- cult to achieve during holidays. In suitable cases with an obvious anatomical barrier, specialist surgeons can help by operating to remove nasal and tonsillar air- way obstructions. However, as the most common place for narrowing is at the back of the throat, many tongues are just too big for the mouth and sur- gery may be too invasive. The non-surgical sol- ution now recommended by world sleep medicine authorities is a special dental appliance called a Mandibular Advance- ment Splint (MAS). Find out how Dr Rey- nolds SomnoSplints pro- vide a long-term answer for snoring and obstruc- tive sleep apnea at www. DrGregReynolds.com. These help open the airway and can be fine- tuned to do so comfort- ably and safely. Call 480-2204 to make an appointment at Somnodontics, 204 Lake Rd, Northcote or contact Dr Greg Reynolds through www.DrGregReynolds. com. Partners are also welcome.
November 12th 2010
November 18th 2010