Do you have a hard time sleeping at night? Our physicians specialize in evaluating and understanding obstructive sleep in patients, a condition which blocks your airway, causing interruptions during sleep. Several patients don’t realize they suffer from obstructive sleep apnea but may be showing persistent symptoms such as snoring, chronic drowsiness, and the feeling of not having slept enough. As you leave the condition untreated, it may deprive the body of oxygen leading to other chronic health conditions.
Your interrupted sleep can now be resolved with the help of Snore Guards.
What is a snore guard?
A snore guard is a medical device that is primarily designed to be placed in the mouth to prevent yourself from airway blocks to your lungs. It functions by inhibiting the collapse of soft tissues and the tongue at the back of your throat. Snore guards can be used to treat mild to moderate levels of sleep apnea and may also be used in combination with other sleep apnea treatments.
What are the benefits of using snore guards for those suffering from sleep apnea?
As your dentist prescribes you a custom-fit snore guard, it allows smooth flow of oxygen through your airways and thereby prevents you from experiencing sleep interruptions. Here are some of the benefits of using a snore guard.
- Easy to use due to its compact nature.
- Comfortable and custom-designed to suit individual needs.
- They are portable.
- Can be easily adjusted with.
- Appropriate for those who are CPAP intolerant.
How does a snore guard work?
Your customized snore guard is to be worn during bedtime. The snore guard fits much like a retainer positioning the tongue or jaw so that your airway remains open at night. As you sleep, it prevents the soft tissues of the throat and mouth from collapsing. Your dentist may use acoustic reflection technology to monitor changes in your airway and ensure that the device is correctly placed.
Request your appointment with us to get your custom-fitting snore guard, today!