Is getting up in the morning harder for you than most people? Can you never seem to get enough sleep? Does your bed partner complain about your loud snoring all the time? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea, a condition that cannot only rob you of your rest but your health if left untreated. Thankfully, the team at Advanced Smile Design can help you overcome both of these problems with a relatively simple solution: a custom-made oral appliance worn to bed.
When a person has sleep apnea, it means that their breathing is being cut off for short periods of time throughout the night. As this is happening and the airway is only partially blocked, loud snoring is usually the result. So, the best way to help a person sleep better and stop snoring is to keep their airway open, which is exactly what we can do with an oral appliance.
Our sleep appliances fit over the teeth and slightly shift the lower jaw forward, which prevents the airway from ever fully closing during the night. As a result, a patient is able to sleep uninterrupted, not snore, and wake up full of energy again.
Do you think a sleep appliance is exactly what you or your partner might need? If so, contact us today to learn more.