A Silent Alternative To CPAP Machines – Oral Appliance Therapy For Sleep Apnea

The Primary Benefits Of Oral Appliance TherapyCPAP devices have long been used by people suffering from sleep apnea. These machines are specially designed to help these individuals enjoy a more restful sleep.

However, one of the biggest downsides to using this device is that its sound can be difficult to get used to, even for the person that shares the bed with the CPAP user.Other than surgery, CPAP therapy is among the most common solutions for sleep apnea.

But it pays to learn that there’s an alternative solution that addresses the condition just as effectively without the familiar noise that disturbs the user and his or her loved ones.

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Sleep Apnea Dental Appliance – How It Can Save Your Life

Oral appliance dental deviceObstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. While it may seem inconspicuous, it’s definitely something you shouldn’t ignore. In most cases, the partner of the person suffering from the disorder makes the initial diagnosis because they find it difficult to sleep at night.

A person with sleep apnea usually snores loudly, with the tendency of flailing his or her arms and legs. This happens when the person stops breathing, causing the lungs to have an inadequate supply of oxygen. When we stop breathing for a minute or so, the natural reaction of the body is to startle us awake so that we can catch our breath. This is the reason for the flailing of the arms and legs, potentially hitting out partner in bed. Our partner is probably awake due to the loud snoring, but a solid punch in the face is a surefire way to wake anybody up.

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End Your Snores By Using Sleep Apnea Dental Appliance

End your snoring from sleep apneaGiven the sheer number of options on the market, choosing the right sleep apnea dental appliance can prove to be a challenge. It’s important that you understand the key factors to look for in a dental device as well as the level of safety it provides. Finding the best device for your condition can help you breathe easier throughout the night and also allow your partner to have a good night’s sleep.

Before you begin shopping for a sleep apnea device, it’s first important to have a complete understanding of why sleep apnea happens. When you’re about to go to sleep, your muscles tend to relax. This causes the tongue and other muscle tissues to move toward the back of your throat. Your jaw also falls back, putting additional pressure on your airway passages.

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Snoring Doesn’t Have To Mean You Have Sleep Apnea

Snoring Doesn’t Have To Mean You Have Sleep ApneaThere are two types of oral related disorders that can interfere with your sleep. One is snoring, which everyone is familiar with, and other is sleep apnea, which is less common, but much more serious. The two sleeping disorders are both physical and both based in the same problem, an obstruction of the airway in your mouth and/or throat interferes with the ability of air to come in and out cleanly and efficiently. (more…)

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How Does An Oral Appliance Work?

How Does An Oral Appliance Work?If you snore or have sleep apnea, then one very effective, high end solution is a CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure machine. However, this involves wearing a mask over your face which is attached to a small machine, so while this is a very effective solution, it’s also something of an investment, and, for the purposes of travel, not very portable. CPAPs do work effectively, but they are also recommended more for severe cases of obstructed sleep apnea, or OSA, rather than for mild to moderate cases of apnea or snoring. (more…)

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Your Sleeping Position Can Help Snoring

Your Sleeping Position Can Help SnoringSnoring can be both embarrassing and detrimental to others in that may sleep with you in the same bed, but sleep apnea can actually be dangerous. In both cases, snoring and apnea are caused by an obstruction in the airway that interferes with the smooth uninterrupted flow of air. In the case of snoring, this is a partial blockage that has the side-effect of causing snoring to various degrees of loudness. In the case of sleep apnea, the blockage of air may be complete, causing the sleeper to stop breathing entirely for short periods of time and may occur many times throughout the night, which can be dangerous. (more…)

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Sleep Disorders And Oral Appliance Therapy

Sleep Disorders And Oral Appliance TherapyWhether you have had a hard day at the office, enjoyed quite a workout, or have just had an overall stressful day, nothing looks nearly as comfortable as snuggling into your blankets and finally having that good night sleep. However, sleep is not always an easy thing to achieve. For some of us, the anxiety from the day’s events is still bouncing around inside our heads make it rather challenging to head back to bed. Or maybe it is sore muscles that is keeping you up at night? (more…)

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