Sleep Apnea Snore Guards: Symptoms and Treatment
Are you or anyone in your family suffering from the symptoms of excessive snoring or are you even jolting awake in the middle of the night gasping for air? If so, you might know the dangers that this situation presents if the snoring has developed into sleep apnea. Today, there are massive amounts of competitive options available to treat these symptoms- some more effective than others. This article will be talking about one of the most proven treatments around, sleep apnea snore guards.
Sleep apnea is a respiratory disorder during sleep that takes place when the individual actually stops breathing momentarily while he or she is sleeping. This can happen either because the brain doesn’t send a signal to breathe or if there is some kind of obstruction, usually the soft tissue, blocking the airway in the throat. This chronic sleep deprivation results in daytime sleepiness, slow reflexes, poor concentration, and an increased risk of accidents. Sleep apnea can also lead to serious health problems over time, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and weight gain.
After talking with your physician or dentist about your symptoms, your dentist will fit you for a mouth guard. When you initially put the mouth guard in, you’ll notice that your mouth and jaw have moved into a slightly different position. The goal for a sleep apnea mouth guard is to push the lower jaw forward, which allows for the maximum amount of air to go into the mouth, throat and lungs. You’ll know the mouth guard is working immediately when you wake up in the morning. People who suffer from excessive snoring or sleep apnea are amazed by the amount of energy they wake up with. It will also significantly improve the sleep of anyone sleeping next to or near the person suffering from sleep apnea.
If you’re unsure whether or not you or someone in your family is suffering from sleep apnea, begin to observe the sleep patterns of the person suffering from the symptoms. Some symptoms to watch for are:
1. Loud or chronic snoring.
2. Choking, snorting, or gasping for air during sleep.
3. Restless or fitful sleep.
4. Daytime sleepiness, forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating during the day.
5. Awaking with morning headaches or a sore/dry mouth.
Remember, sleep apnea can be a very serious disorder. Contact your physician or dentist immediately if you begin to see warning signs. You’ll then be appropriately diagnosed and fitted for a sleep apnea snore mouth guard.
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