Sleep apnea is a serious respiratory condition that affects the respiratory health and sleep quality of millions of Americans each year. While it can vary from person to person based on several different factors, it often causes chronic snoring issues and breathing Interruption while sleeping.
As time goes on the breathing interruption component of sleep apnea can gradually start to tax your heart muscle. In time, it can increase your chances of suffering heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.
It can be difficult to fully understand the scope and severity of your sleep apnea. Even if you only suffer from mild sleep apnea, you should still seek a professional diagnosis to ensure that you are finding the right method for mitigating your symptoms.
If you are diagnosed with severe sleep apnea symptoms, your physician will likely recommend that you sleep with a CPAP machine. Fortunately, mild to moderate sleep apnea symptoms can sometimes be mitigated by having Dr. Mo Banki provide you with an oral snore guard at his orthodontic clinic.
There are several different designs available ranging from tongue stabilizing devices, mandibular advancement devices, and thermoplastic snore guards. The one that he recommends for you will be based on your personal preference and the unique characteristics of your mouth.
If you live in the Warwick, Rhode Island, area and you are struggling with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you should call 401-739-5500 to schedule a snore guard consultation with the orthodontic specialists at MSL Surgery.