About five years ago when I was still married, my nocturnal noise making, which could be heard through walls, understandably became all too much for the then Mr Lovelygrey. So, I underwent a sleep study and 'Mandy 1', a mandibular device was custom made by a kind soul in the maxillofacial department at Torbay hospital. It stopped my jaw falling back after the throat muscles relax during sleep. With a clear airway there is no nocturnal rasping or snorting. Peace was restored to the household.
Mandy 1 is now dead and buried. One of the connecting pieces between the two mouth pieces broke and she developed mucky black patches. But why should I need a replacement if there's no-one to disturb. Well, snoring can result in poor sleep and with that daytime lethargy. So in my bid to actively work on healthful habits I re-referred myself for a replacement. Here, thanks to a bit of flash photography, is Mandy 2. Let's hope that she provides that good quality rest that I yearn for. At least with her horror film looks she should keep other ghoulies and ghosties away!