When Is an Oral Appliance a Sleep Solution?

Categories: Sleep Apnea

When Is an Oral Appliance the Sleep Solution?Was the last time you wore a mouth guard when you were still a first-string quarterback for your high school football team? Or maybe you had one during your many years of extensive orthodontic treatment. Whatever the case, you might be surprised to learn that many adults can benefit from oral appliances similar to mouth guards, as a way of improving sleeping. That’s right! A simple oral appliance might be able to help stop your snoring, and greatly improve your ability to get a great night’s rest.

Sleep Apnea Is More Than Snoring

Sleep apnea affects many adults, not only causing problems for significant others awoken by the sounds of snoring, but it can also have serious medical effects. As you probably already know, a lack of sleep can affect almost every aspect of your life, from limiting your ability to focus at work or home, to increasing your chances of struggling with depression. Sleep apnea can also cause severe headaches, dry mouth, mood swings, weight gain, and irritability.

If you have been experiencing these symptoms, or have been told you are a loud snorer, it is advisable to talk to your dentist, who might be able to provide a simple solution!

A SomnoDent oral appliance is designed to be a simple and minimally invasive way of treating sleep apnea. By helping to keep your teeth and jaws in a comfortable position as you sleep, an oral appliance like SomnoDent can also help keep your passageways clear, allowing you to stop sleep apnea!

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