When you snore, it’s disrupting your sleep pattern and it’s having a negative effect on your day-to-day life. Right?
It’s important not to brush off this issue as a mere inconvenience.
Why? Because over 18 million Americans are suffering from sleep apnea – a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that causes you to take shallow breaths or stop breathing for several seconds/minutes during the night.
Thankfully, a dental sleep appliance could help treat your sleep apnea and stop you snoring.
These specialist oral appliances are custom made to the shape of your mouth and teeth. They work by keeping your teeth and mouth slightly ajar, creating space at the back of your throat that reduces the risk of obstruction or collapsing, which are what causes restricted breathing, snoring, and sleep apnea.
To make sure the dental sleep appliance is as comfortable and effective as possible, it comes complete with an adjustable lower jaw. We’ll test this with you to make sure you’re happy with the overall fit and that it’s working as it should.
A number of tests need conducting before you have your snoring device created using digital impressions of your mouth.
This includes your doctor or sleep physician carrying out an at-home sleep test to look at your sleeping patterns, and our sleep disorder dentist, Dr. Paparisto, conducting a test to see if an oral appliance is right for you.
Whether you keep waking yourself up snoring or you’ve noticed your partner’s disrupted breathing in the night, it’s important to seek snoring help in Toronto.