Do you feel drowsy during the day?
Do you often wake up with headaches?
Do you get morning dry mouth?
Do you get irritated?
Do you snore or cease breathing at night?
Airway obstruction or constriction is the primary cause of snoring. The soft palate and throat tissues vibrate from the airflow obstruction; the more restricted the airway, the louder the snoring.
A patient with sleep apnea experiences one or more breathing pauses or short breaths while sleeping. Your sleep quality may suffer from the sleep disruption brought on by sleep apnea, leaving you drained and agitated.
Minor sleep disturbances can resolve with lifestyle modifications, including losing weight, quitting smoking, or clearing your nasal passages.
A breathing machine known as a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) may be beneficial for people with moderate to severe sleep apnea. A CPAP machine pushes air into your throat through a mask over your mouth or nose. While you sleep, this air pressure helps keep your airway open.
Custom Sleep Appliances
A custom detachable oral appliance that modifies the position of the lower jaw and tongue as you sleep may be able to provide relief for many people who suffer from either snoring or sleep apnea. For you to wear while you sleep, our clinic can design a customized Mandibular Advancement Device to keep your airway open and free. Ensure that your dental appliance fits properly during your appointments. Please remember to bring it with you.