There are a number of causes of sleep apnea in Americans today. However, it is becoming much more prevalent due to the increase in obesity across the nation and around the world. Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the main reasons patients are prescribed CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines to wear at home while they sleep. The machines are big and bulky and the masks are often uncomfortable. Wearing a large mask while you sleep reduces the number of positions you can sleep in and limits your ability to get comfortable in bed. On top of everything else, wearing the CPAP mask for 8 or more hours each night can cause annoying skin irritation. All of these problems can be avoided by asking your dentist for a SomnoDent prescription.
SomnoDent is a product that fits in the mouth in order to reduce snoring and treat obstructive sleep apnea. It may look like a sports mouth guard, but it is actually a highly-advanced and technologically-sound mandibular advancement splint. This basically means it is an extremely comfortable way to ensure your jaw is properly aligned in order to reduce snoring and prevent sleep apnea. SomnoDent is a beneficial alternative to a CPAP machine because it allows full range-of-motion of the jaw and does not leave your mouth propped open, which can result in annoying skin irritation and dryness.
Many patients that use SomnoDent are pleased with the results and are sleeping more comfortably at night. It is designed to be a long-lasting product that gives you true value for your money. Clinical trials have shown successful treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and overall patient satisfaction. Most patients prefer SomnoDent to the bulky CPAP mask and find their sleep to be much improved.
How can you tell if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and may benefit from a product like this? Many patients that suffer from apnea feel sleepy during the day and never feel fully rested. Their wives and husbands often report loud snoring during the night and many patients with obstructive sleep apnea are overweight or obese. There are a variety of causes of obstructive sleep apnea, but basically the shape of the neck and jaw causes a person to stop breathing for several seconds at a time during their sleep. This can occur many times over the course of a night’s rest and results in poor sleep quality overall.
Contact Dr. Grabiak and his team of friendly professionals to determine if the SomnoDent is right for your sleep needs. Dr. Grabiak will be happy to provide you with a personal consultation and sleep evaluation referral.