The National Sleep Foundation estimates that over 18 million adults have some degree of sleep apnea. Breathing interruptions and snoring problems are just two of the more common symptoms that plague sleep apnea sufferers. There are several different treatment options available. The one that is best for you will vary depending on the severity of your sleep apnea problem.
You should have your sleep apnea accurately diagnosed to find the best treatment option. People with severe sleep apnea issues require a positive pressure treatment device or CPAP machine when they sleep. If you have mild to moderate snoring problems, a snore guard prescribed by Sossaman Family Dental can offer you significant relief from sleep apnea symptoms.
Tongue stabilizing guards are a type of snore guard preferred by denture wearers, because the unit doesn’t attach to your teeth. The snore guard helps to hold your tongue and soft palette in position to mitigate snoring and improve air flow.
You should clean the snore guard each morning by brushing it with denture polish to remove bacteria and plaque. You can also brush your tongue to clean away bacteria and freshen your breath. Make sure to thoroughly dry the snore guard with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you suffer from sleep apnea and would like to explore your snore guard options, please call Sossaman Family Dental at 480-359-1464 today to set up an appointment.