It is estimated by the National Sleep Foundation that over 18 million adults struggle with some degree of sleep apnea. Snoring and breathing interruption are two of the most common symptoms that cause sleep apnea sufferers to get poor sleep. Research in this area has continued to grow, and now there are several different treatment options. One of the more common options involves wearing a snore guard when you go to bed at night.
Before you can effectively explore your treatment options, you will need to have your sleep apnea accurately diagnosed. People with severe sleep apnea issues require a positive pressure treatment device or CPAP machine to maintain quality sleep. If you have mild to moderate snoring problems, Dr. Nancy Urquiola can prescribe a snore guard for you.
Tongue stabilizing guards are a type of snore guard preferred by denture wearers, because the unit doesn’t attach to your teeth. The snore guard helps to hold your tongue and soft palette in position to mitigate snoring and improve air flow.
You should clean the snore guard each morning by brushing it with denture polish to remove bacteria and plaque. You can also brush your tongue to clean away bacteria and freshen your breath. Make sure to thoroughly dry the snore guard with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you would like to explore your snore guard options, you should call Urquiola Dental Center PC at 734-973-7450 to schedule an appointment.