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Sleep Apnea and Stop Snoring Devices
Sleep apnea deprives the body of oxygen for 10–30 seconds, many times during every sleep cycle, putting the brain, heart, and other systems at risk. That’s why you must get a sleep apnea test as soon as possible if you have any warning signs of sleep apnea.
Once you get a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, several sleep apnea treatments can help, including a CPAP breathing machine. Many people find CPAP machines are inconvenient and uncomfortable to wear during sleep. About 50% of people who purchase a CPAP don’t use it for longer than a year or consistently every night.
What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the typical type of sleep apnea and occurs when the airway is blocked. During sleep, the throat tissues relax too much and collapse, thereby closing off the airway.
Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) include:
- Loud snoring.
- Exhaustion or fatigue during the day.
- Waking up suddenly with a choking feeling.
- Dry mouth.
- Sore throat.
- Hadaches in the morning.
- Memory loss.
- Difficulty keeping focus.
If you think you may have sleep apnea, visit our Stop Snoring and Sleep Apnea page to learn all about your options to solve it.
How Do I Know if I Suffer from OSA?
You can call our team to set up a FREE consultation to see if you suffer from sleep apnea and learn more about personalized treatments for you.
Dr. Vanama can help you get set up with a home sleep study and consultation with a sleep MD physician to confirm that you have sleep apnea and your sleep apnea severity. When you book a sleep apnea consultation, we start with an exam and digital images of your teeth. We evaluate the best treatment options and then make a recommendation that is customized for each patient.
How Does a Sleep Apnea Device Help Me Stop Snoring and Treat Sleep Apnea?
A sleep appliance that looks similar to a mouthguard is also known as a mandibular advancement appliance or an orthodontic retainer. Our dental sleep appliances are custom-made to fit your mouth.
The MA device is designed to shift your lower jaw forward until the back of your throat is open, thus allowing more air as you sleep. A custom sleep appliance primarily prevents your jaw from falling back into your airway rather than they are about pulling your jaw forward.
Some of the many benefits and advantages of a sleep appliance include:
- Significantly decreases snoring.
- Improve sleep quality.
- Comfortable to wear all night.
- Custom designed and fitted just for you.
- It’s a practical treatment for snoring and sleep apnea!
If you want a great night’s sleep again without the problems of a noisy, expensive, bulky machine, try a sleep appliance instead—great for anyone who travels.
Get the Restful Nights You Deserve With a Sleep Appliance Mouthguard
Don’t suffer through snoring and sleep apnea or put your loved ones at risk for secondhand sleep apnea. Secondhand sleep apnea occurs when your partner is woken up consistently during sleep due to the loud noises you make while snoring.
A great night’s sleep helps you wake up rested and energized, enabling you to focus and get through your day, and feel great! Give our front desk a call today to schedule your FREE stop snoring and sleep apnea consultation, and start getting the great night’s sleep you deserve.
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