Mouthguards can be used to treat different sleep issues.

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

Snoring is another common ailment that can be treated with a mouthpiece.  Many have found relief using these snoring appliances, as have their sleep-deprived partners.  There is a variety to choose from and can be purchased without prescription. Mouthpieces can also be used as an alternative to CPAP for the treatment of sleep apnea. Sleep…

Symptoms of sleep apnea

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring
Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts again. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you may have sleep apnea. The main types of sleep apnea are: Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form, occurs when the neck muscles relax Central sleep…

Oral appliances for sleep apnea

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea – a condition in which relaxation of the muscles around the tongue and throat causes tissues to block the flow of air to your lungs while you sleep – there are several treatment options to discuss with your doctor. Two of the most widely used and…

Do Mouth Devices Treat Sleep Apnea Well?

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

Untreated sleep apnea can lead to dangerous daytime sleepiness, not to mention high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Although there is an effective treatment called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), nearly half of patients find the CPAP mask uncomfortable. Adherence is equally high in patients treated with dental devices placed at bedtime, but the…

What are the Most Common Causes of Sleep Apnea?

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

If you have sleep apnea, you will often stop breathing during sleep. The two main forms of the disease are obstructive sleep apnea (due to physical airway obstruction) and central sleep apnea (due to loss of signal in the brain). Understanding the risk factors of the condition can also help. Here are some common causes…