Chronic snoring and moments of breathing interruption when sleeping are key indicators of a chronic sleep apnea issue. If this chronic condition isn’t addressed in a reasonable amount of time it could lead to more than just poor-quality sleep. In time the breathing issues could start to stress your heart muscle, which could lead to high blood pressure, as well as increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
If you or someone else in your family has been struggling with symptoms of sleep apnea, it’s best to seek a professional diagnosis. This is an important first step for determining the severity of your sleep apnea and developing an effective treatment plan.
A patient with mild to moderate sleep apnea might find symptom relief by using a prescription snore guard while they sleep. An orthodontist like Dr. Farshid Ariz & Shadad Arami can provide you with several different designs. The one that is best for you will be based on your personal preference and the characteristics of your mouth.
A tongue stabilizing device doesn’t need to attach to the teeth, which makes it the preferred choice for sleep apnea sufferers with a denture.
There are several different styles of mandibular advance devices. Most of these removable dental appliances need to attach to your teeth in some way and some also include a stabilizing hinge.
If you live in the Northridge, California area and you have been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you should call 888-902-0909 to explore the snore guard options offered at TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Fernando Valley.