Dental Sleep Medicine Snoreguards
Everyone knows what snoring sounds like, even if the bulk of your knowledge comes from movies or TV rather than real life. In those cases, though, snoring often comes off humorous, while in real life it can be a serious issue with serious consequences.
For many people, snoring is a minor problem that causes no permanent damage. But, interrupted sleep can leave you feeling tired, stressed out, and moody. It can even affect short term memory and contribute accidents at work or behind the wheel, not to mention to cause conflict between you and your partner.
For those with sleep apnea, however, harm can occur as is repeatedly denied the proper amounts of oxygen. Typically, the snorer will snore loudly, punctuated by periods of ten seconds or more when the sufferer stops breathing completely. The lack of oxygen lightly rouses the person who begins breathing, resumes snoring, until he or she stops breathing again. This scenario is repeated as often as 60 or 70 times a night — it is easy to see how this can disrupt sleep, both for the sleep apnea sufferer and his or her bedmate.
Why do I Snore?
A person snores when his/her airway becomes blocked during the deep breathing that occurs while sleeping. Sometimes the tongue relaxes and falls back towards the throat, blocking the flow of air. As less air is able to pass through, you begin to snore — a result of the vibrations in your throat.
With a Snore Guard from Drs. Resuta, Robbins and Filipovic, it’s possible for you and your partner to finally sleep through the night and feel alert during the day.
How Does a Snore Guard Work?
A Snore Guard is a comfortable, custom-made oral device that snoring patients wear while they sleep at night. It works by gentling repositioning the patient’s jaw and tongue, preventing both from falling back into the throat during sleep and restricting important airways. By keeping these airways open, snoring is prevented and patients as well as their partners can sleep quietly and soundly.