Stop Snoring and Treat Sleep Apnea
Despite how common it is, snoring shouldn’t be ignored (for partners of those who snore, it’s impossible to ignore anyway). Years of chronic snoring can tax your cardiovascular system by forcing you to work harder than normal for less air. For some patients it can also indicate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which causes you to repeatedly stop breathing altogether while you sleep. Snoring – and especially snoring associated with sleep apnea – is more than just annoying; it’s also potentially harmful to your overall wellbeing. While some patients with severe sleep apnea may rely on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, we offer a more comfortable and convenient solution in the form of a custom snoring appliance. The mouthguard-like appliance is designed to hold your jaw slightly forward as you sleep, preventing oral tissues from collapsing into the airway and causing you to snore or suffer from sleep apnea.
If you snore chronically, then speak with your dentist soon to determine if you would benefit from custom sleep apnea treatment. To schedule an examination, call our dental office in Del Mar, California, today at 858-755-0187.