Sleep apnea is a serious respiratory condition that plagues many Americans. While there are a variety of symptoms most sufferers commonly deal with issues related to snoring. People suffering from more severe cases of sleep apnea may require positive airway pressure treatments. This usually involves wearing a respiration device or CPAP mask when they sleep.
Fortunately snore guards can help people with mild to moderate sleep apnea get a good night’s sleep. A prescription snore guards can help maintain proper air flow and allow you to stay asleep without disturbing your spouse.
There are two different styles of sleep guard. Different manufacturers have modified designs to help meet personal preferences.
Tongue Stabilizing Devices, or TSD’s are ideal for people with dentures. They do not need to be attached to the teeth and can be used straight out of the box.
Mandibular Advancement Devices or MAD’s come in several different designs. Almost all of them attach to the teeth in some fashion. Some designs may have hinges, while other may be made from a boil and bite thermoplastic compound. There is a wide spectrum of these snore guards designed to help you find the one that is most comfortable for you.
Your physician or dentist can help you find the style of snore guard that is right for you. If you would like more information about snore guards or your physician has recommended one, please feel free to call us at [phone] to schedule an appointment.