Sleep apnea is an increasingly common respiratory condition that can cause snoring and breathing interruption during sleep. While these symptoms might seem innocuous at first, they can affect your sleep quality, quality of life, and gradually start to tax the circulatory system.
Professional diagnosis is an important first step in treating sleep apnea symptoms. The severity of your sleep apnea will influence the necessary methods for symptom relief.
A severe sleep apnea diagnosis will likely require using a positive air pressure device when sleeping. This will gently force air into your respiratory tract to keep the soft palate from slipping backward.
If a professional sleep study has diagnosed you with mild to moderate sleep apnea Dr. Chase Bennett might be able to provide you with a prescription snore guard. There are several different styles and designs that he might recommend based on your personal preference and the structure of your mouth.
A TSD or tongue stabilizing device is ideal for denture wearer. This type of snore guard doesn’t attach to the teeth. Once it is properly positioned in your mouth to will help to hold your tongue and soft palate in position.
There are also several different forms of mandibular advance devices. Most of these units attach to your teeth in some way and hinge together. These snore guards are designed to hold your mouth and soft palate in the ideal position to allow easy passage of air.
Thermoplastic snore guards are made from a special material that softens when heated in water. Some people choose this style of snore guard for its comfort and custom fit.
If you live in the Arvada, Colorado, area and you are interested in a prescription snore guard, you should call 303.421.2696 to schedule a consultation at Craniofacial Pain Center Of Colorado.