The National Sleep Foundation estimates that every year nearly 40-million Americans struggle with some degree of sleep apnea. However, they also note that it’s hard to truly know the number of people with sleep apnea, as many cases go undiagnosed or ignored.
Yet it is also worth noting that chronic sleep apnea can cause more significant complications. The breathing interruption component of the condition can gradually start to tax your heart muscle and components of the respiratory system. This can increase your chances of suffering from high blood pressure, as well as an increased chances of suffering heart disease, and stroke.
It’s important to have a physician accurately diagnose the severity of your sleep apnea to better determine the most effective treatment strategy. If you suffer from severe sleep apnea, you might need to sleep with a positive air pressure device, such as a CPAP machine.
People suffering from only mild to moderate sleep apnea might find significant symptom relief by using a snore guard provided by Dr. Chase Bennett at his orthodontic clinic. There are several different designs that he might recommend, depending on the specifics of your mouth, and your personal preference. This could include a tongue stabilizing device, a mandibular advancement device or a thermoplastic snore guard
If you live in the Arvada, Colorado area and you’re suffering with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you should call 303.421.2696 to explore your snore guard options available at Craniofacial Pain Center Of Colorado today!