Do you often snore? Did you know that persistent snoring may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? In order to help our Keller, TX, patients sleep easier, we may recommend a custom-made snore guard. In today’s quiz, we’re going to talk about our solutions for common sleep problems.
Try Our Quiz on Snore Guards and OSA
- True or False: Snoring may be linked to sleep apnea.
- True or False: The Silent Nite® snore guard offers respite.
- True or False: Lack of treatment leads to serious complications.
- True or False: Changing your bedtime habits may help.
- True. We snore when the soft tissues in the throat and back of the mouth become too relaxed, collapsing and partially blocking airflow. As we breathe, air is forced through the airways, vibrating tissues and causing a loud noise. Sleep apnea happens when those same relaxed tissues collapse and completely block airflow, causing the patients to stop breathing for brief periods until the brain wakes them. These episodes eventually lead to exhaustion and other symptoms.
- True. The snore guard is a custom-made oral appliance. The appliance will be worn at night and will look and act much like a nightguard. The device helps keep airways open throughout the night, preventing apneic episodes and helping patients avoid snoring episodes.
- True. Without treatment, OSA may lead to exhaustion, moodiness, depression, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. In order to enjoy optimal quality of life, you need good sleep each and every night.
- True. Avoiding caffeine or alcohol before bed, forgoing large meals or vigorous exercise in the two hours before bed, and sleeping on your side instead of your back will help. If you have any questions about snoring, sleep apnea, or our custom-made sleep appliances, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Issues with Snoring?
Using a custom-made appliance, we help patients with sleep apnea and other sleep issues. For more information, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling the office of Dr. Jeff Jenkins in Keller, TX, today at (682) 593-0993.