Most people with untreated sleep apnea struggle with snoring issues. This can have a serious negative impact on the quality of your sleep which carries over into other aspects of your life. Modern medical science recognizes the challenges of sleep apnea and now there are several treatment options available to you.
It’s important to have the severity of your sleep apnea accurately diagnosed to find the best the treatment option for you. If you happen to suffer from severe sleep apnea you will probably require a positive pressure treatment device or CPAP machine to maintain quality sleep. However, if you have mild to moderate snoring problems, using a prescription snore guard, can help you get the rest you need.
Boil and bite snore guards are made from a thermoplastic material that softens when heated. Once the material is soft you take it out of the water, give it a moment to cool and bite down on it hard, until the material cools and firms up.
The custom fit helps the snore guard to hold your mouth in the ideal position for improved passage of air and a good night’s rest.
Each morning you should clean and refresh the snore guard by rinsing it under lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water as this can cause the thermoplastic material to deform and will require you to refit the snore guard. Then dry the snore guard thoroughly with a clean paper towel and inspect it for any signs of wear and tear.
If you would like to explore your snore guard options, please feel free to call Smiles for Centreville at 703-830-9110 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep.