Sleep apnea is a respiratory condition associated with snoring and other sleep related issues. Sufferers most often complain of getting a poor night’s sleep and feeling restless the next day. In recent years, awareness and treatment options have grown.
People suffering from more severe cases of sleep apnea may require positive airway pressure treatments. This usually involves wearing a respiration device or CPAP mask when they sleep.
For people dealing with minor to moderate sleep apnea issues, a snore guard can help maintain proper air flow and allow them to get a good night’s sleep. Legally, a snore guard must be prescribed and approved by a physician or oral health professional.
Tongue Stabilizing Devices are popular for people with dentures. They do not need to be attached to the teeth and can be used straight out of the box.
Mandibular Advancement Devices come in several different designs. Almost all of them attach to the teeth in some fashion. Some designs may have hinges, while other may be made from a boil-and-bite thermoplastic compound. There is a wide spectrum of these snore guards designed to help you find the one that is most comfortable for you.
Your physician or dentist can help you find the style of snore guard that is right for you. If you would like more information about snore guards or if your physician has recommended one, please feel free to call us at 818-766-5246 to schedule an appointment.