05/11/2018, by Maria Van Huffel DDS, in , 0 comments


Sleep apnea is a disorder in which your breathing is disrupted while you sleep. With sleep apnea, you can start and stop breathing throughout the night. Unfortunately, because you are asleep when it happens, it can be hard to tell that you are suffering from this condition.If you consistently wake up feeling restless or you know that you are a loud snorer, you may need treatment for sleep apnea.

One of the biggest inconveniences of sleep apnea is that it can leave you feeling constantly tired and run down. When sleep apnea is severe and left untreated, it can lead to other medical complications as well. One of the treatment options that we use the most is Optisleep. Optisleep is a custom-made appliance that can help with some cases of sleep apnea by focusing on keeping the airway open.

Optisleep is a two-piece appliance that moves the lower jaw forward. This relaxes the tissues in the back of the throat. It also stops your tongue from blocking your airway, making sure that you can breathe soundly and consistently all night. This leads to better overall nights sleep and will never you feeling healthy and rested the next day.

Optisleep is comfortable and durable. It is custom-made to accurately and seamlessly fit in your mouth. Patients who use the Optisleep appliance reported being less tired during the day, having a better overall quality of sleep, and snoring less often.

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can greatly impact your quality of life. If you are constantly waking up tired of have become aware that you are a loud snorer, you may be suffering from this condition. If you have reason to believe you have sleep apnea, come see us today.

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