Solutions for Snoring/Sleep Apnea
After being diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, patients may be prescribed a continuous positive airway pressure (or CPAP) machine and mask. The mask covers the mouth and nose, and delivers a continuous, gentle stream of air pressure to help maintain a clear, open airway.
While effective, the CPAP machine is often loud, and the mask considered unwieldy and uncomfortable, making sleep more difficult for some patients. Fortunately, Houston Sleep Solutions provides a more manageable and convenient option through custom-designed oral appliances (provided by SomnoDent®) that keep your airway open without machinery or masks.
What is SomnoDent®?
SomnoDent® oral appliances are created by SomnoMed, the leader in continuous open airway therapy (COAT). The SomnoDent appliance is a highly-popular and effective alternative to CPAP therapy, designed to keep a patient’s airway clear by positioning the lower jaw in a more comfortable, slightly forward position.
Wearing the sleepguard as you sleep will stop oral tissues from collapsing into the airway and impeding the flow of your breath, preventing the mechanisms behind snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Benefits of a Sleep Appliance
If you already rely on a CPAP machine, then the benefits of a sleepguard will be immediately noticeable, and can include:
- No machine, therefore no noise
- No mask, which could force you to sleep in uncomfortable positions
- No air pressure is forced into your airway
- The guard is custom designed to fit your teeth and oral structures for optimal comfort
- The appliance can help you stop snoring as well as prevent episodes of sleep apnea