Occasional snoring shouldn't be an issue. However, if you feel sleepy and exhausted during the day, that can be a sign of sleep apnea. To know more about snoring devices, contact Cool Dental at Lethbridge area to book your consultation.
Identifying the reasons why you snore helps you find possible ways to stop it. Start by monitoring your snoring. Ask a family member to help you or use a camera to record yourself as you sleep.
You may find that you’re snoring when you’re lying on your back or have had drinks the night before. There are several possibilities. But if you find yourself snoring regardless of your sleeping position or diet, then that can mean that the issue is more serious.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea needs to be treated as soon as possible as it can result in various health issues. It keeps you from getting deep sleep. And it can also affect your job performance and personal relationships.
If you’ve already tried a treatment option before that you weren’t comfortable with, consider trying it again. It may already work for you this time.
For mild to moderate sleep apnea or for patients that can’t tolerate a CPAP device, a snoring device is one alternative to consider. But remember that sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder. You need to stay in touch with your physician for your treatment decisions.
So, you’re probably thinking about how your dentist can help. In some cases, snoring or sleep apnea can be treated with the help of an oral appliance.
Here in our Lethbridge dental office, we can customize a snoring device for you to help you minimize snoring. This device keeps the lower jaw forward so it doesn’t obstruct the airflow as you sleep. The air can freely navigate, allowing you to breathe and sleep properly.
We fit and adjust the device to ensure it fits you right. The snoring device prevents your jaw from over-relaxing and helps keep your airways clear. It's made up of two pieces - the upper and lower appliance.
The upper and lower appliances aren’t locked together and are removable. The lower jaw appliance is also adjustable so you can move your lower jaw comfortably during your sleep. Dr. Lachman will adjust your snoring device according to your needs.
If you’ve already tried using a sports mouth guard before, a snoring device works similarly but feels a lot better as it’s thinner. You only need to wear your snoring device when you sleep and it’s easy to maintain, too.
Many of our patients at our Lethbridge dental office find our oral sleep appliance highly effective. They find it easier to use and carry around. However, the only way we can determine which snoring treatment will be best for you is by working with your physician.
Your cooperation and willingness to try different treatment options matters a lot. As your trusted health care practitioners, we'll find the most treatment effective option for you and assist you throughout the process.
Book your initial consultation today to learn more about snoring and sleep apnea. Cool Dental is always open to new and existing patients. Let’s see how using custom oral appliances can ease your snoring and sleep apnea.BOOK AN APPOINTMENT