Are you struggling to get a good night’s sleep? In our stressful world, it’s a common issue. But while many people toss and turn because of their busy schedules, other people have an underlying medical condition that is preventing them from sleeping properly. Fortunately, many of these conditions can be effectively treated with a simple device called an oral sleep appliance. Read on to learn if this device is a good option for you.
Signs You Might Have a Sleep Problem
The symptoms of a sleep problem are very general, so it can be hard to determine if your problem is caused by an issue like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or something else. If you have any of the OSA symptoms, such as snoring, restless rest, problems staying asleep, or daytime headaches or fatigue, you should talk to a professional.
What is an Oral Sleep Appliance?
An oral sleep appliance is a small, comfortable device that you wear to in your mouth to open your airways at night. It looks similar to a mouthguard. Oral sleep appliances are a treatment option for mild to moderate OSA. While the most common OSA treatment is a machine called a CPAP, these machines can be bulky, loud and generally uncomfortable. For patients with more mild forms of sleep apnea or patients who do not tolerate CPAP therapy well, an oral sleep appliance can be a life-changing solution.
A Dentist Can Help
If you think a dental problem is causing your sleep issues, a dentist or oral surgeon can evaluate your mouth and recommend the right treatment. To learn more about OSA and oral sleep appliances, call Dynamic Dental Solutions at 281-837-9090.