Achieve Peacefully Quiet Sleep and Relief with Snoring Appliances
Snoring is a loud and annoying nighttime issue that impacts millions of people daily. And while it may seem harmless, albeit disruptive and quirky, loud snoring is a symptom of an underlying condition called sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, you stop breathing numerous times per hour every night, depriving your body of oxygen. Sleep apnea’s short- and long-term adverse health consequences can be debilitating and deadly. Fortunately, at Ridgewood Dentistry in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Dr. Warren Boardman is one of the leading dentists in sleep medicine, offering treatments such as an oral appliance for snoring that can effectively resolve sleep apnea.
The Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
The most prevalent form of sleep apnea is Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This form is caused by the throat muscles that support soft tissues as your soft palate and tongue relax, creating an obstruction that temporarily stops your breathing. This process can happen several times within a single night, causing oxygen deprivation like a steady drip that turns into a puddle.
The symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Gasping while asleep
- Loud snoring
- You stop breathing in your sleep
- Waking up with a dry mouth
- Difficulty remaining focused while awake
- Insomnia or trouble staying asleep
- Excessive drowsiness during the day (hypersomnia)
- Increased irritability and mood swings
Treating Sleep Apnea with Snoring Appliances
Dr. Boardman often offers patients snoring appliances such as a snoring mouth guard as an alternative to more expensive and invasive CPAP machine therapy. The doctor works closely with local ENTs, sleep centers, cardiologists, and pulmonologists, ensuring his patients receive the best treatment.
Your oral appliance is customized using a precise model of your mouth to create a snoring guard that fits like a glove. The guard helps prevent your airway from being blocked by slightly shifting your jaw.
Learn More About How We Can Help You Beat Sleep Apnea
With sleep apnea, every case is unique. Resolving sleep apnea can be a long process for some and fixed with a simple solution for others. To begin your journey to a better night’s rest, call (201) 448-8605 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Boardman.
An Oral Sleep Appliance can not only address the noise of snoring, most importantly address the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. By preventing your airway from being blocked by soft tissue collapse during sleep, an OSA can improve your health by preventing oxygen deprivation and can also reduce daytime drowsiness, insomnia, and other related symptoms of sleep apnea.
Your OSA will be custom designed to fit your mouth in such a way that it will slightly adjust the position of your jaw while you are sleeping. This helps to prevent your airway from becoming blocked during sleep.
Our OSA are nothing like generic, ill-fitted mouthguards. Because we use precise models of your mouth to design a perfectly fitted appliance, you can expect the custom-designed appliance to fit like a glove.
OSA are an effective alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnea for many patients, and we work with a range of specialists such as ENTs, pulmonologists, and others to help our patients find the right treatment.
Just as every patient is unique, every case of sleep apnea is unique and may require different treatment. A OSA is a more affordable and less invasive treatment option for treating obstructive sleep apnea. While many patients find it to be a quick, effective solution, we will need to evaluate your unique case to determine the best treatment option for you.