Posted on 6/15/2019 by Dr. Simon K Choyee
|If you're suffering from sleep apnea, you may feel as if your life is falling apart. It doesn't matter how long you spend in bed every day, if you're waking up dozens of times an hour, you're not going to get any rest at all.
Fortunately, you can make use of an oral appliance to reduce the issues you're having. These oral appliances will keep your airway unobstructed, allowing you to get a good night's sleep without worrying that you'll stop breathing.
What Are Oral Appliances?
An oral appliance is a small device that is similar to a retainer or a mouth guard. You only wear it while you're sleeping. This small plastic appliance is custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly. It actually pushes your jaw slightly forward so that the airway remains open and unobstructed while you sleep.
It may sound painful, but while using an oral appliance may be a little uncomfortable for a week or so, you'll soon get used to it. Because the appliance is customized to your mouth, it won't cause you any pain. If it does, you need to contact us right away because there's something wrong with the appliance.
How Will My Sleeping Habits Change?
Other than putting in the oral appliance in your mouth before you go to sleep and taking it out when you wake up, there are no other changes required. Unlike a CPAP machine, the oral appliance makes no noise and is very easy to use and clean. You can sleep any way you want to, and you can easily take the appliance with you wherever you go.
What will change is how many times you wake up in the night. You'll sleep better, wake up feeling more refreshed, and have more energy. There's no time like the present to deal with sleep apnea. Contact us today to make an appointment.
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