My partner sleeps in a different room. I need help.
Snoring in adults is most often the result of being overweight. The airway gets constricted because of the falling of the soft palate. The relaxed muscles in the throat restricting the airway causes snoring.
Stopping snoring often results in better sleep and therefore a better rest. More rest, more energy, and you and your partner can share the same room.
Snoring is also often related to sleep apnea. This is when the person actually stops breathing during a snore. They breathe in and it is as if they are holding their breath. Severe apnea patients can reduce their breathing to one breath a minute. This raises their chances for stroke and all other problems that oxygen deprivation can bring on. As the morbidity of sleep apnea is very high it is very important to stop sleep apnea.
When it comes to sleep apnea the SPAP machines are the gold standard. But due to the bulkiness and size of the machine it is difficult for most people to use it long term. Imagine carrying a 16 X 20 inch bag with a machine and bringing distilled water every time you travel. The plus for the machine is that it is allowed through security at the airport as long as you have supporting medical papers. But the size and sound of the machine at the bedside and being forced to sleep in one position due to wearing the mask does not make for an easy night. In fact compliance is about 30%. On the other hand, a sleep appliance is small, just a plastic insert over the teeth and it is easy to remember to put on each night. Just leave it next to your toothbrush since we assume you always brush your teeth before bed. It is also much easier to travel with since the appliances fit in a very small case.
So find a dentist that can help you stop snoring by preparing a sleep appliance. Who knew a dentist could help? Depending on the severity of the sleep apnea both systems are successful in correcting sleep apnea and snoring.
Since an intraoral sleep appliances is a medical device, a proper sleep study is advised before an appliance is fabricated. After a proper sleep study, the dentist would take an impression for an intraoral appliance or in common words, a sleep appliance.
My son CJ was a patient of Willow Dental Care. He was helped by a sleep appliance. He could not live with the CPAP machine. He was chronically tired and always taking time to have a nap. He went to a sleep clinic and was diagnosed with moderate apnea. He got equipped with his CPAP machine and over the months he just could not adapt to living with it. By the time he visited the Willow Dental care office they suggested a sleep appliance. He reported that he immediately felt the difference. His energy level went up. He returned to regular exercising. He lost weight. He became the man I knew he was. Karl J.
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