Snoring & Sleep Apnea Devices
Sleep Apnea & Your Health
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing frequently stops and starts during sleep.
To treat the symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea, our dentists may recommend oral appliances that can help open your airway to improve airflow while you sleep.
During your dental appointment, your dentist will determine if an oral device is right for you, and if it is, make sure it is fitted comfortably.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, request an appointment with your dentist for a formal diagnosis.
- Instances where you stop breathing while sleeping (someone else usually notices this)
- Gasping for air while sleeping
- Waking up with a dry mouth
- Frequent headaches
- Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
- Feeling excessive exhaustion during the day (hypersomnia)
How Snoring & Sleep Apnea Devices Work
Snoring and Sleep Apnea appliances help keep your breathing regular during sleep.
They do this by pushing your tongue forward, opening up your airway to improving the flow of your breath. This in turn prevents you from waking up frequently while you sleep, resulting in a better night's rest.
There are a several types of oral sleep apnea devices and snore guards available, so your dentist will work with you to choose the one best suited for your needs.
Regular visits to your dentist will help you ensure your device continues to fit properly so you can maintain its comfort and function.