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A Boil and Bite Snore Guard to help Treat Sleep Apnea

Most people with sleep apnea struggle with snoring issues. It’s important to have your sleep apnea properly diagnosed before exploring your treatment options. Individuals with severe sleep apnea often need a positive pressure treatment device known as a CPAP machine in order to get a good night’s sleep.

However, if you suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea, you may find relief from snoring problems by wearing a prescription snore guard when you go to bed.

Boil and bite snore guards are made from a thermoplastic material. You simply soak them in boiling water for a short period of time. Once the material is soft you take it out of the water, give it a moment to cool and bite down on it hard, until the material cools and firms up. This comfort fit will help you get a good night’s sleep, while also keeping air passages unobstructed.

You will need to clean and refresh the snore guard each morning by rinsing it under lukewarm water. You should never rinse it in hot water as this can cause the thermoplastic material to deform and will require you to refit the unit. Make sure the snore guard is thoroughly dry before storing it in its case. Keep an eye out for signs of wear and tear.

If you would like to explore your snore guard options, please feel free to call us at [phone] to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep.

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