Sleep apnea is a serious respiratory condition. People with mild to moderate sleep apnea often suffer with snoring and issues related to a poor night’s sleep. People suffering from more severe cases of sleep apnea may require positive airway pressure treatments. This usually involves wearing a respiration device or CPAP mask when they sleep.
In recent years treatment options have grown for people dealing with minor to moderate sleep apnea issues. A prescription snore guards can help maintain proper air flow and allow them to get a good night’s sleep.
While there are multiple designs available, most sleep guards are related to two different styles.
Tongue Stabilizing Devices are popular for people with dentures. They do not need to be attached to the teeth and can be used straight out of the box.
Mandibular Advancement Devices come in several different designs. Almost all of them attach to the teeth in some fashion. Some designs may have hinges, while other may be made from a boil and bite thermoplastic compound. There is a wide spectrum of these snore guards designed to help you find the one that is most comfortable for you.
Your physician or dentist can help you find the style of snore guard that is right for you. If you would like more information about snore guards or your physician has recommended one, please feel free to call us at (540) 989-6600 to schedule an appointment.