Sleep Apnea & Snore Guards
About half of the US adult population suffers from some sort of Sleep Distorted Breathing (SDB) such as snoring and obstructed sleep apnea (OSA). Sleep Distorted Breathing is characterized by repetitive upper airway obstruction during the deeper stages of sleep causing a constricted or collapsed airway resulting in snoring and obstructed sleep apnea.
In addition, there are many health risks associated with SDB such as snoring, hypertension, stroke, extreme tiredness, irritability, difficulty sleeping, dry mouth, sore throat and excessive headaches.
Fortunately, due to advances in technology, there are several dental appliances that are very successful with the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. They are custom fitted removable appliances that are comfortable to wear and are designed to provide room for the tongue and allow the lip to close while sleeping.
Research shows that people tested preferred the dental appliance over a CPAP machine with a compliance rate of 90% over a 2.5-year period.
Sleep distorted breathing treatment may depend on the severity of the condition and must be diagnosed by a dentist or physician. For more information, please call us today at (240) 316-4004 to schedule a consultation so we can help you start your journey to a better night’s rest!