Sleep Apnea Mouthpieces: A Dental Solution to a Restful Night

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

Do you struggle with snoring or have trouble getting a restful night’s sleep? What you may not realize is that dental professionals may have the solution to this common problem – sleep apnea mouthpieces. Often overlooked, these custom-fit oral devices have been shown to significantly reduce or even eliminate the symptoms associated with sleep apnea. In this article, we’ll explore what sleep apnea is, how it can impact your health, and the benefits of using a sleep apnea mouthpiece. Houston Sleep Solutions South, in Pearland and Friendswood TX,  will be able to help you determine if sleep apnea treatment is right for you.

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s when breathing repeatedly stops and starts throughout the night. This can result in a lack of oxygen entering the body, which can lead to a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and stroke.

One of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea is snoring. Snoring happens when your tongue and throat muscles relax, causing your airway to become narrower. This makes it harder for air to flow, causing the tissues to vibrate, resulting in that annoying snoring sound. A sleep apnea mouthpiece can help to reposition the jaw and tongue to prevent the airway from narrowing, thus eliminating snoring.

Sleep apnea mouthpieces are also an excellent alternative for those who can’t tolerate a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. CPAP machines work by providing constant airflow pressure to keep the airway open. However, not everyone can tolerate the mask and hose that accompany the machine, making a sleep apnea mouthpiece a great option.

Another great benefit of sleep apnea mouthpieces is that they are custom-fit to your specific dental needs. Your dentist will take precise measurements of your teeth and mouth to create a mouthpiece that’s comfortable and effective. And unlike over-the-counter snore guards, sleep apnea mouthpieces are designed to be worn throughout the night and are typically more durable.

One common misconception about sleep apnea mouthpieces is that they’re uncomfortable to wear. However, in most cases, patients find them to be comfortable and an easy adjustment to their sleep routine. And the benefits are significant – reducing snoring and improving restful sleep.

Sleep apnea can significantly impact your health and overall well-being. But finding a solution doesn’t have to be difficult. With the help of your dental professional and a custom-fit sleep apnea mouthpiece, you can enjoy a more restful night’s sleep and reduce the risk of related health problems. If you or someone you know is struggling with snoring or sleep apnea, contact your dental professional today to learn more about sleep apnea mouthpieces and how they can help.

Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, or Dr. Dunwody at Houston Sleep Solutions South will be able to help you determine if sleep apnea treatment is right for you. Contact us now.

Locations (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2443 S Galveston Ave
Pearland, Texas 77581

Pearland Phone: 281-485-4829

1769 S. Friendswood Dr. Ste 107
Friendswood, TX 77546
Friendswood Phone: 713-565-1178