It is estimated by the National Sleep Foundation that over 18 million adults struggle with some degree of sleep apnea. Snoring and breathing interruption are two of the most common symptoms that cause sleep apnea sufferers to get poor sleep. Research in this area has continued to grow, and now there are several different treatment options. One of the more common options involves wearing a snore guard when you go to bed at night.
Before you can effectively explore your treatment options, you will need to have your sleep apnea accurately diagnosed. People with severe sleep apnea issues require a positive pressure treatment device or CPAP machine to maintain quality sleep. If you have mild to moderate snoring problems, Dr. Brett M. Barney can prescribe a snore guard for you.
A custom fitted snore guard helps to hold your mouth in the ideal position for improved passage of air and a good night’s rest.
Each morning you should clean and refresh the snore guard by rinsing it under lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water as this can cause the material of the snore guard to deform and will require you to get it refitted. Dry the snore guard thoroughly with a clean paper towel and inspect it for any signs of wear and tear.
If you would like to explore your snore guard options, you should call Desert Dental Group at (520) 663.0419 to schedule an appointment.