Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea. There are several treatment options available to help manage snoring problems. You should have your sleep apnea properly diagnosed before exploring your treatment options to make sure you can find the one that’s right for you. If you have severe sleep apnea you will need a positive pressure treatment device known as a CPAP machine.
However, mild to moderate snoring problems can often be resolved by wearing a mandibular advancement device.
Mandibular advancement snore guards come in several styles and designs. Some of the more popular snore guards attach to the teeth and hinge together. This puts your mouth in the ideal posture to allow easy passage of air without allow the soft palate to slip into the position that causes you to snore. Each style is designed for comfort. This allows you to sleep undisturbed and wake up feeling refreshed the next morning.
Each morning you should clean and refresh the unit by rinsing it under lukewarm water and brushing it with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. Make sure to give a thorough brushing around the hinges where plaque and bacteria can hide in small spaces. Dry the snore guard thoroughly with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you would like to explore your snore guard options, please feel free to call us at 432.227.2300 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep.