Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
Snoring can impact relationships and have an adverse effect on your health. Dental sleep appliances are used both as an anti-snoring device and a treatment for sleep apnea. They are comfortable, effective and easy to use.
Dental sleep appliances are generally regarded as the most effective treatment for snoring with the least side effects. Studies show 95% effectiveness. It is important to note that snoring in combination with feeling unrefreshed upon waking and feeling sleepy during the day may be a sign of an underlying medical condition known as sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is an obstruction of the airway during sleep. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the peak body in the field, recognises dental sleep appliances as a frontline treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea. For those suffering from severe sleep apnea the CPAP machine is the gold standard in treatment. Some people are unable or refuse to use the CPAP machine and for those people a dental sleep appliance is a good alternative. For those people using a CPAP machine a dental sleep appliance can be a good option when travelling or at any time when electricity is unavailable.
Benefits of a Dental Sleep Appliance
Get a good night's sleep
Wake feeling refreshed
Improved mood and vitality
Decreased risk of fatigue associated accidents
Improved concentration and energy levels
Decreased risk of heart disease, stroke and blood pressure problems.