If you have found yourself struggling to stay asleep throughout the night or have excessive snoring, you could be suffering from sleep apnea. You’re not alone; nearly 25 million adults in America have the disorder of obstructive sleep apnea!
Treating sleep apnea is very important to maintaining a high quality of life, and deferring from treatment can cause fatigue, headaches, and even memory loss. It also raises your risk for hypertension, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.
Research from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Oral appliance therapy is a mouth-guard type of device that is only worn while sleeping to help maintain a clear breathing airway. There are many types of oral appliances, but the goal of the devices is to support your jaw and provide a clear breathing airway that is comfortable enough to wear while you sleep.
Oral appliances are portable enough to take with you when traveling and very easy to care for compared to alternative therapies. With a high potential to increase your overall health and quality of life, oral appliances tend to also be affordable and offer great value.
We recommend talking to your dentist about the best options for you. Oral appliance therapy might be the right solution for you. Here’s to a good night’s sleep!