A Few Advantages to Treating Sleep Apnea with an Appliance

When you have obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, the impacts to your sleep quality and your overall quality of life can vary greatly. This is partly why knowing that you have OSA can sometimes be difficult without a professional sleep test and assessment. However, the good news for many patients with sleep apnea is that treating their condition isn’t always as complicated as detecting and diagnosing it. For many people, we can often help address sleep apnea in a comfortable and convenient manner with the help of a custom-designed sleep apnea appliance.

You can sleep more peacefully and comfortably

Sleep apnea is a condition that makes it impossible for you maintain deep levels of sleep every night. This is due to sleep apnea episodes that involve the blocking of your airway by certain mouth and/or throat tissues, which causes you to stop breathing altogether. The traditional method of preventing this is to wear a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine that supplies a gentle stream of air through a mask. By contrast, a custom sleep appliance can accomplish the goal of keeping your airway open by offering custom support for your jaw, eliminating the need for mask and machine so you can sleep more comfortably.

You won’t wake others with your snoring

One of the characteristic signs of obstructive sleep apnea, and what often prompts patients to seek treatment for it, is the loud snoring the accompanies the condition. The increasingly louder noise occurs as your airway becomes increasingly more obstructed by oral tissues. When you wear a sleep appliance to keep your airway open and stop sleep apnea episodes, you also prevent the airway blockage that causes you to snore so loudly. This not only allows others in your household to sleep more peacefully, but also eliminates the labored breathing that loud snoring indicates.

You can alleviate chronic systems of losing sleep

When your brain and body are unable to maintain deep sleep consistently, the results can include a general loss of sleep as your body’s and brain’s cells fail to rest and recuperate. Over time, you can start to experience symptoms of sleep deprivation, including daytime fatigue and diminishing mental capacity. Treating sleep apnea is vital to allowing your body and brain to rest properly, and with a custom sleep appliance, you can more comfortably enjoy the rest you need and deserve.

Learn more about the benefits of a sleep appliance

If you snore constantly or have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, then you may benefit in several ways from wearing a custom-designed sleep apnea appliance. To learn more, contact our office by calling Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY, today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-6930.