Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that can have quite a detrimental effect on your overall health and wellbeing. Patients suffering from sleep apnea will repeatedly stop breathing throughout the night.
The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), wherein the muscles of the throat involuntarily relax, which blocks the flow of air to your lungs. A telltale symptom of obstructive sleep apnea is loud snoring. A few other symptoms include, but are not limited to:
Loud snoring is often one of the most complained about symptoms of sleep apnea, and nearly half of the American adult population at least once in a while, and half of those snore on a regular basis. This symptom is common in men, but many women also face snoring issues once they reach menopause.
Dental Care of Morristown offers several treatment options to correct obstructive sleep apnea and beat snoring for good. For mild to moderate cases, an oral device can be worn to help keep your throat and airways open while you sleep.
Wearing a sleep apnea device is most often prescribed as the initial treatment option for patients who suffer from OSA. These devices are similar to sports mouthguards and are highly effective for helping with snoring and the incessant breathing cessation that occurs throughout the night.
Some of these sleep apnea devices are designed to hold your tongue in a different position, and others help to keep your lower jaw forward. A few of the devices we’re excited to offer our patients in Morristown include dreamTAP™ and Silent Nite®.
The dreamTAP™ appliance has been designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. With the hardware on the exterior, the tongue has more space to relax easily. This design promotes a healthier, more restful night’s sleep for the wearer.
The removable dreamTAP™ device is entirely customizable so that you and your dentist at Dental Care of Morristown can ensure you are receiving the proper treatment for your obstructive sleep apnea.
Thin, flexible, and most importantly, comfortable, the Silent Nite sleeping appliance is designed to keep your lower jaw in a forward position. This position is adjustable with connectors that are attached to the upper and lower halves of the device.
A removable intraoral device, Silent Nite is proven to be effective in correcting bite issues that have led to your obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea is not to be taken lightly, but wearing a sleep apnea device can save you from the troubles that this affliction causes. You can expect a better night of sleep and your partner will grateful to not be awakened by loud snoring anymore. Our dedicated team of specialists at Dental Care of Morristown is here to get you fitted with the right sleep apnea device for you. Call us to schedule an appointment today.