If you live with constant snoring, visit our clinic for a sleep apnea oral appliance. Snoring is a common problem that affects millions of people. While light snoring may occur from time to time due to a sinus infection or common cold, regular and persistent snoring can be the sign of a more serious health problem; including sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea impacts all areas of health
Sleep apnea is a breathing problem. It can impact all areas of health because those suffering from it are not getting enough oxygen during sleep. This creates a situation where the body is essentially sleep deprived and will not function properly. Those suffering from the condition are more likely to also experience problems like heart disease.
Without enough sleep at night, victims find that they will begin to easily fall asleep when driving or working. This creates an incredibly dangerous situation. Accidents can happen where people get into car wrecks or have industrial accidents at work simply due to falling asleep during the day.
Even those who are not at risk for dangerous accidents may find that quality of life is diminished because of an inability to stay up past dinner time or engage in normal activities due to constant and persistent fatigue. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it is a good idea to schedule a consultation with our office to find out if sleep apnea is something that you are facing.
How a sleep apnea oral appliance works
If we determine that sleep apnea is at play, the most common recommendation is a non-invasive oral appliance. Whenever possible, it is wise to treat any health problem without invasive measures. While surgery is something that some people consider, it should never be a factor until an oral appliance is first tried. In fact, we recommend trying an oral appliance before even a CPAP machine.
Many people find a CPAP machine to be highly uncomfortable and inconvenient. As a result, it is common for patients to stop using it before it can really make a difference. Since an oral appliance is the easiest method, it is the best place to start. An oral appliance is created using the exact measurements of the mouth. This ensures that it will remain securely in place while sleeping. The appliance’s job is rather simple. It serves to hold the lower jaw in the forward position and prevent the jaw and tongue from falling backward.
This is the common cause of obstructive sleep apnea. When the jaw falls backward and the tongue with it, the airway becomes blocked. As a result, victims tend to choke or snore throughout the night while trying to move the tongue and get sufficient oxygen. By wearing an oral appliance, this problem can be solved and the airway kept open. By wearing it at night, patients report having more energy, no or reduced snoring and improved health.
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We can provide you with a sleep apnea oral appliance to reduce your snoring and improve your health. Call today to schedule an appointment and to learn more about the process.
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