Sleep appliances are treatment options to fix sleep issues like snoring and sleep apnea. A customized oral sleep device can reduce sleepiness or daytime fatigue, rejuvenate your health, restore alertness, and improve sleep quality. These appliances come in different functions and types.
Sleep Appliances for Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes breathing to stop and start repeatedly during sleep. This can happen hundreds of times per night, and can last for several minutes at a time. Sleep apnea is caused by the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapsing and blocking the airway. Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Mouthguards
A mouthguard is an oral appliance that holds your lower jaw forward to keep your airway open while you sleep. A custom-made mouthguard can be used to treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, as well as snoring. A mouthguard may also be used in conjunction with other treatments for obstructive sleep apnea, such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).
Mouthguards are made from either hard or soft plastic, or a combination of both materials. The type you choose depends on your needs and preferences.
Contact Us Today!
Book an appointment with our experienced team at Advanced Sleep and Breathing Centers today. We will diagnose your sleep apnea condition and determine whether sleep apnea mouthguard or mouthpiece is right for you. You can visit our practice located in Conway, Murrells Inlet & Myrtle Beach SC.