Comfortable Treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep breathing disorder that’s often marked by excessively loud snoring. It involves an airway obstruction that makes breathing more difficult while you sleep, and causes you to repeatedly stop breathing altogether. This can lead to symptoms of sleep deprivation and decreasing overall health. We may be able to help you avoid this with a custom-designed sleep appliance.
Problems with Snoring and Sleep Apnea
The reason snoring is a common characteristic of sleep apnea is because it’s a natural occurrence when your airway is restricted. As oral and throat tissues collapse into your airway, it forces your breath through a narrower path. The increased air pressure causes the walls of your throat to vibrate loudly, and the sound of snoring grows louder as the obstruction in your airway grows. Eventually, you’ll stop breathing altogether, until your body wakes up enough to clear your airway and the cycle beings all over again. The constant breathing and sleep interruptions can make it impossible to reach deep sleep, resulting in symptoms such as:
- Chronic daytime fatigue and tiredness
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
- Increased irritability and mood swings
- Decreased performance at work or school
- General feelings of being unwell
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- And more
How a Custom Appliance Helps
For many patients who snore chronically or have OSA, we can often help them find relief with a custom-designed sleep appliance. The appliance can be designed to support your lower jaw in a comfortable, slightly forward position that creates more space in your airway as you sleep. This prevents the airway obstruction that causes you to snore and stop breathing, allowing you to sleep soundly and consistently every night.
Sleep Better with a Custom Appliance
Snoring and sleep apnea can have a serious impact on your quality of life. With a custom-designed sleep appliance, we can help you sleep more soundly. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call the office of Gregory Wright, DDS in Southlake, TX today at (817) 481-7999. We’ve proudly served the residents of Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities since 1992.