During sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax. This shrinks the airway and increases the velocity of airflow as you breathe. If you suffer from sleep apnea, this results in "noisy breathing" or snoring. The irritating noise isn't the only problem. The struggle for breath can result in soaring blood pressure, which can damage the walls of the carotid arteries and increase the risk of stroke. It also prevents you from getting the rest you need because you will unconsciously wake up multiple times (maybe dozens of times) throughout the night.
Sometimes, patients rely on a CPAP machine to combat sleep apnea, but this device, which fits over the nose and mouth, can actually contribute to sleep loss because it is sometimes considered cumbersome and hard to get used to by patients.
Dr. Gladnick, your dentist in Wilmington, DE, offers a custom-fabricated snore prevention device called Silent Nite s1. The device is comfortable and small. It essentially moves the lower jaw forward, increasing space in the airway tube, allowing uninhibited breathing and eliminating snoring.
For Sleep Apnea Help in Wilmington, DE, Contact Our Dental Office Today
Call our Wilmington, DE dental office at 302-994-2660 to make an appointment and SNORE NO MORE.
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