Snoring isn’t just an annoying sound that keeps others awake at night. It’s often a symptom of a potentially serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea. If you snore, awaken groggy, and have trouble shaking that foggy-headed feeling all day, you may suffer from sleep apnea. The doctor offers freedom from snoring and sleep apnea with non-invasive and non-CPAP oral appliance therapy. The restorative slumber and good health you deserve are within reach!
Sleep apnea occurs when breathing repeatedly stops for periods of 10 seconds or more. Causes include obesity, narrowed anatomical structures, tissues relaxing and collapsing in on themselves, and the tongue falling back to block the throat. When the brain senses lack of oxygen, it triggers the body to awaken and breath. The result is disrupted slumber that contributes to daytime fatigue, lack of concentration, and mental stress. Your health may suffer, as well. Sleep apnea is linked to high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke, among other conditions.
Following a medical diagnosis of sleep apnea, we can fit you with a customized device called the Myerson SleepWell EMA®. (EMA stands for Elastic Mandibular Advancement.) This flexible, acrylic nightguard fits comfortably in the mouth and positions the jaw to increase airflow. Snoring and apnea episodes disappear to be replaced with peaceful, healthy slumber.