Conquer Sleep Apnea & Get Your Best Sleep
If you snore when you sleep, wake up gasping for breath, and can't shake morning tiredness, you're likely not getting the sleep you need to tackle the day. Often, low-quality interrupted sleep is a sign you may have sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a medical condition where the muscles around your throat relax in your sleep and block the airflow to your lungs, which causes your breathing to stop and start throughout the night. Sleep apnea can be severe and it's important to get diagnosed and investigate treatment options as soon as possible.
The most common treatment for sleep apnea is a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. However, many individuals find it tough to tolerate the CPAP. If you're looking for an alternative solution for your sleep apnea, we’re here to help. Here at Brighter Smile, we may be able to work with your doctor to create a custom dental device that allows you to breathe and sleep uninterrupted.
These dental devices are worn at night and position your jaw to hold your airway open, allowing you to use a lower CPAP setting or potentially, in some cases, rid yourself of the CPAP altogether.
How does the dental device treat sleep apnea?
- The device helps move the jaw forwards, opening the airway
- It also holds the tongue to keep it from dropping into the airway.
If you have a mild to moderate case of sleep apnea, these devices may be a great alternative if you're travelling without access to power for a CPAP, and it may be a more cost-effective option. Additionally, these devices may improve the frequency and loudness of snoring, helping you and those around you sleep soundly.
If you're struggling to get comfortable with the CPAP or are just interested in exploring all the possibilities for treating your sleep apnea, give us a call. Together, we'll work with your doctors to find a solution perfect for your needs.