Many people say yes! Either because they snore and wake themselves up or their bed partner tells them they snore.
Snoring happens when there is a partial obstruction of the air flow. Many people experience varying degrees of snoring and could also suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when breathing becomes shallow or may even stop breathing. Most people diagnosed with sleep apnea use a CPAP machine to keep the air flow going. Others use Oral Appliance Therapy.
Oral Appliance Therapy is for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea or cannot wear a CPAP machine. The appliance is a dental device used to hold the lower jaw forward while sleeping so the airway is kept open.
Dr. Droege is certified to administer oral appliance therapy to patients who are candidates. If you are interested in this therapy, please call our office at 618-526-2020 to schedule your Sleep Screening Consultation.
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