Do you snore? Does your partner or family member snore? Often times, people become irritated and bothered when someone’s snoring wakes them up but did you know there may be an underlining medical disorder?
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that should not be ignored. When someone has sleep apnea, they stop breathing for short periods throughout the night.
Did you know your dentist can provide relief?
Sleep apnea patients may opt for a continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP) machine that is worn at night. There is another solution that your dentist can treat you with — of you not only snore but are not getting enough oxygen you can be fitted for an oral appliance that opens the airway. Oral appliances and snore guards are similar to night guards but reposition your tongue and lower jaw. This realignment clears your obstructed airway and allows you to breath regularly while you sleep.
You owe it to yourself and your family to get a better nights sleep — sleep is critical to maintain a healthy lifestyle.