Oral Appliance For Snoring & OSA
Oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic condition affecting millions of Americans. It’s characterized by short breathing pauses during sleep, which are caused by a collapsed or narrowed airway. The lack of airflow causes sufferers to wake up suddenly and gasp for breath, which sounds like loud snoring or choking.
These brief interruptions in sleep can, over time, cause chronic sleep deprivation, which can lead to daytime sleepiness, mental confusion, obesity, and even cardiovascular disease.
Standard treatment for OSA is called CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy, which requires patients to sleep with a machine and mask that forces air down the throat. CPAP works, but many patients don’t stick with it. For many of them, an oral appliance provides the relief they need, without the need to sleep with a machine.
These FDA-approved devices are simple and discreet. They’re worn in the mouth, and position the tongue and soft tissue so the airway does not collapse, allowing for free breathing, much less snoring, and a better night’s sleep. They’re also easy to transport, so patients who use a machine at home often get an oral appliance for travel.
Dr. Guilfoy and Dr. Sindelar are experts in oral appliance therapy for OSA, and can work with your doctor and insurance company to recommend the right device for your condition. Oral appliances are effective for mild to severe OSA, and may be the solution to get the restful sleep you need.
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