How Does Treatment Help?
If you suffer from sleep apnea, life can seem very difficult. After trying various invasive treatments, such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), it is easy to get frustrated or even depressed. This treatment is very cumbersome, making it difficult to sleep despite your ability to breathe better. Rather than giving up and living with your condition, you can try oral appliance therapy. This method of treatment works well for patients that are just trying out their options to treat sleep apnea as well as those that simply cannot handle CPAP. It is an effective way to treat your condition while allowing you to get a good night’s sleep.
What Does Oral Appliance Therapy Do?
Oral appliance therapy repositions the lower mandibular (jaw), moving it forward to allow for easier breathing. The appliance is custom made to fit your mouth and ensure the perfect adjustments to promote proper breathing while you sleep. There are no noisy machines or bulky masks to wear, that interrupt your sleep and give you even more problems than you started with. All that it requires is a retainer-like mouth guard that is placed in the mouth when you go to bed. By moving the lower jaw forward, you subsequently stabilize the other areas of your mouth that could be causing the snoring, including your tongue, uvula and palate. This opens up the airways, allowing air to come through without any vibrations.
Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy
The obvious benefit of oral appliance therapy is the ability to sleep without snoring. You will wake up feeling well rested and ready to go on with your day, rather than dragging your feet and wondering if it is bedtime yet. Life can suddenly seem much happier and you will be able to focus on getting more accomplished in your day. Oftentimes relationships flourish and work efficiency is increased because all these factors are affected by the quality and quantity of sleep that you receive every night.
Get Non-Invasive Snoring Help
No one should have to live their life snoring all of the time. It can damage multiple areas of your life, making it difficult to function as a normal person. Over time, the lack of sleep that you receive as a result of your snoring can greatly affect your health. High blood pressure and heart attacks are just a few of the very serious illnesses that can result from a poor sleeping pattern. In addition, snoring can be a telltale sign of sleep apnea. If this condition is not treated, it can become fatal as you could stop breathing hundreds of times per night. Oral appliance therapy helps to reduce these risks in a non-invasive way, helping you to lower your risk of what could be fatal diseases.
If you are tired of feeling like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders or sleeping in separate rooms from your spouse, give us a call. We are the area’s sleep experts to determine the appropriate method of treatment for your snoring. If you are a candidate for oral appliance therapy, we will get you fitted for an appliance and ready to have a good night’s sleep. We understand the importance of a good night’s sleep — it is the basis for a healthy and happy life. Call us today for a consultation and be on your way to a better night’s sleep.