Snoring and Sleep Apnea
We spend about one third of our lives sleeping. Our bodies absolutely need that time of rest so we have the energy and focus to live healthy and balanced lives.
A sleep disorder interferes with the body’s ability to sleep normally. For many people, it is a chronic, nightly problem that can influence daytime behavior and general health.
A good night’s sleep boosts memory, keeps inflammation in check, extends life span, jump-starts creative ideas, regulates hunger hormones, reduces stress, wards off depression, supercharges the immune system, and helps you stay energetic and sharp throughout the day.
The treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral sleep appliances can open the airway, reduce or eliminate snoring and sleep apnea, and help the patient and his/her bed partner sleep and live better.
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are breathing disorders that occur during sleep due to narrowing or total closure of the airway.
Snoring may often be no more problematic than the noise itself, except for the effect it has on bed partners.
Loud heavy snoring, however, may be a sign of a more serious condition, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). When a person has obstructive sleep apnea, the airway narrows, collapses, or closes many times during the night, reducing oxygen levels in the body and disrupting sleep in varying degrees. The combination of low oxygen levels and fragmented sleep are at the root of many of the health problems that sleep apnea patients experience.
Oral appliance therapy is an effective, proven treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. By keeping the airway open and supporting the jaw, oral sleep appliances can reduce or eliminate snoring and improve the quality of sleep for both the snorer and his/her bed partner.