The Benefits of a Snoring Appliance
Snoring and sleep apnea are caused by oral tissues partially blocking your airway while you sleep. In the case of OSA, that blockage completely fills your airway, stopping you from breathing for several moments until your body is forced to clear the airway. The constant disruptions can constantly interrupt your sleep cycle, making it impossible to reach the deep levels of sleep that you need to properly rest. The good news is that many patients can effectively stop snoring and treat sleep apnea with a custom-designed oral appliance. The appliance can often serve as a more comfortable alternative to the cumbersome CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine that requires patients to wear a mask while they sleep.