Do you snore in your sleep? Does your snoring keep your partner up at night? Snoring and sleep apnea are a silent epidemic affecting millions of people. Snoring is frequently a precursor warning to sleep apnea, a major medical condition that can threaten your physical and mental health. Sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing while you are asleep, essentially meaning you suffocate slowly while sleeping. In conjunction with a licensed sleep physician, both snoring and sleep apnea can be addressed with a CPAP or a custom oral sleep appliance.
Mandibular Advancement Devices & Patients who are CPAP Intolerant:
Custom oral sleep appliances can be made for patients who do not want to wear a CPAP. Though CPAPs are the gold standard for the treatment of sleep apnea, oral sleep appliances are more portable and comfortable to wear. If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, or feel claustrophobic about the straps for your CPAP mask, a custom oral appliance may be an option for you.