When you get into bed each night, do you look forward to a quiet and restful night of reinvigorating sleep? Or, is your night filled with either the sound of loud snoring or are you the one constantly hearing the words, “Stop snoring”? No matter which one is you, you’re not getting the quality sleep you need at night to have a safe and productive day. Let the dentists and their team at Mt. Holly Family Dentistry help. We prescribe snore guards Mt. Holly, NJ, uses to restore peace and quiet and provide rejuvenating sleep.
Snoring in Mt. Holly, NJ
There’s snoring and then there’s snoring. What we mean is snoring can be a sign of a more serious condition called sleep apnea. This chronic condition actually causes breathing to stop at intervals during the night. However, those intervals can come as frequently as once every minute, which—needless to say—can be quite disturbing to sleep.
The most common form of this bothersome and life-threatening condition is obstructive sleep apnea. In this case, the tongue and other soft tissue in the throat relax during sleep and tend to fall back against your airway. Hence, breathing is blocked and snoring ensues. And while you may not realize you’ve stopped breathing, your brain certainly knows and signals the body to wake up in order to restart breathing.
Not only do these interruptions in breathing add up to hours of lost sleep, they can also lead to serious health consequences including high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, obesity, diabetes and depression.
Stop Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Although the gold standard in treating snoring and sleep apnea has been the continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine, there is another alternative that works and is much less obtrusive. At Mt. Holly Family Dentistry we can prescribe a custom-fitted oral appliance. Oral appliances are very effective in opening the airway. These appliances shift the lower jaw forward. Bringing the jaw forward moves the tongue away from the back of the throat, thereby removing the blockage that impedes breathing.
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If you suspect that you or the person lying next to each night may have sleep apnea then call Mt. Holly Family Dentistry. With snore guards, Mt. Holly, NJ, will sleep peacefully again. We also serve patients from Westampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Springfield, Pemberton, and the neighboring areas.