Sleep apnea is a dangerous disorder that decreases your quality of sleep, and if not taken care of properly, it can be life-threatening. While a Positive Airways Pressure device, also known as a PAP machine, may not work for everyone, your chance for quality sleep is not lost. Sleep apnea devices may be the answer when PAP therapy is not successful.
Dental devices for sleep apnea vary by size and design. These appliances are used to keep the airway open and ensure you receive enough oxygen into your lungs. They do this by keeping the tongue in place to prevent it from blocking your airway or by opening the jaw in a specific manner. Some devices may perform both functions to help you conquer your sleep apnea battle. You should speak to a dental professional to determine what type of sleep apnea device will be most effective for you and your condition.
Many individuals are turning to these devices to improve their quality of sleep and to help them stay safe throughout the night. These types of devices are much more cost-friendly than PAP machines. They are also ideal to have on hand, particularly if you experience power loss in your home throughout the night. They are also portable, making it easy to carry with you on vacation or when camping.
Sleep apnea appliances must be fit properly by a dentist. This customization ensures they are sized properly and are effective in keeping your airways open. If you are ready to get a good night’s sleep and try something new to battle your sleep apnea, speak to a dental professional at Markham 7 Dental Group. You’ll be amazed at how the right appliances and treatment options can help you wake up feeling energized and ready to take on your day.
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