Sleep Apnea Snoring Devices in San Diego, CA
Have You Tried a CPAP and Failed?
Does your snoring affect your sleep and/or someone else’s? Looked for other over the counter products to help you sleep better but nothing is working?
Look no more!
CPAP is, presently, the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. However, if you cannot tolerate or are not using it, then it has no benefit. If that sentence applies to you, then keep reading.
I want to take the time to discuss with you a method that can help you end snoring fast and reduce or eliminate sleep apnea. Oral appliances are intended to treat apnea by keeping the airway open—they work by pushing the lower jaw forward and preventing the tongue from falling back and collapsing the airway. The goal is to achieve the maximum benefit at the most comfortable and effective position for the patient.
Not all dentists have the necessary knowledge of sleep apnea, so if you wish to pursue this therapy, ask your sleep doctor or primary care to refer you to a dentist who is familiar with apnea and who works with oral appliances.
What causes snoring?
Snoring is caused by the vibrations of your soft and/or hard tissue palates; these vibrations occur because of increasingly narrow air passages. When air passes through these passages, a “flapping” sound occurs because the tissue is soft in nature. Surgery (to alleviate the snoring) is not always successful, however, because the sound may not originate from the soft palate; the snoring sometimes originates from tissues in the upper airway.
Common causes for snoring
- Health Problems
- Obstructed Nasal Passages – Deviated Septum
- Poor Muscle Tone of the Tongue
- Daytime Fatigue
- Sleep Apnea
Loud snorers may have a more serious case of blocked air passages, known as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA).
In these cases, the blockage of air is so great that no air can get through, causing repeated awakenings throughout the night.
Obstructive sleep apnea can contribute or lead to many other conditions, such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and depression, so it is important to be diagnosed by a medical professional if you experience any sleep-related symptoms.