Struggling with Sleep Apnea? How Your Dentist Can Help
Sleep apnea is more common than you might originally think and negatively impacts millions of Americans. Sleep apnea causes disruption in normal breathing function during sleep as the muscles at the back of the mouth and throat relax.
Typical treatment begins with a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine, which delivers a constant flow of air through a facemask, opening the airway during sleep. Unfortunately, many people find it difficult to sleep wearing this mask, especially if they typically sleep on their sides or stomachs. This can lead to pulling the mask off at night and leaving you unprotected.
Since sleep apnea is so dangerous and can negatively impact nearly every system ...