Sleep Apnea Therapy for Wilmington, DE
Do you snore? Do you wake from sleep choking or gasping for air? Do you suffer with morning headaches, daytime drowsiness, irritability, or forgetfulness? Does your spouse or significant other complain about your snoring? These symptoms could indicate a more serious sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Patients with sleep apnea face an increased risk of heart attacks and may suffer from a lower quality of life. The doctors at Wahl Family Dentistry can create custom snoreguards or TAP appliances to prevent sleep apnea and snoring.
Snoring is the sound that occurs when tissues in the mouth and throat vibrate as you inhale and exhale while sleeping. If the soft tissues completely block airflow, breathing can repeatedly stop for periods of 10 seconds or longer. This is sleep apnea.
A simple repositioning of the lower jaw can keep the air passageway open. A snoreguard fits into the mouth and comfortably holds the lower jaw slightly forward. Snoreguards can prevent snoring, as well as sleep apnea. If you’ve worn a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) with limited results or you’re intolerant to the machine, a snoreguard may be a good alternative.