While you Sleep your body relaxes and muscles soften causing the tongue to drop back as it relaxes and reduce the airflow as you are breathing. The soft tissue may vibrate and this causes you to snore.
If you have obstructive sleep apnea your airway periodically closes over and prevents air from getting to your lungs as you sleep. An apea can last from anywhere from a ten seconds to an entire minute in severe cases. Multiple apeas through the night can cause sleep disturbance due to a lack of oxygen to the brain.
One of the treatment choices is a custom made Mandibular Advancement Splint such as SomnoDent. It is simply worn over your teeth and helps to hold your jaw forward, which in turn opens your airway.
The best way is to visit your us at Skye Dental for a consult to discuss further. Key Signs & Symptoms:
Partner notices you stop breathing
Frequent visits to the bathroom during the night
Falling asleep during the day
Lack of energy
Choking or gasping during sleep
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