What can you do to help with sleep apnea?
If you snore excessively and feel like you’re struggling to breathe while you sleep, you may be experiencing the symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). If this is a concern for you, you should seek immediate treatment.
OSA is a potentially life-threatening medical problem that can lead to serious problems like high blood pressure and strokes. The only way to know for sure if you have OSA is to have a sleep study done by a specialist.
Custom Night Guard
If the sleep study indicates that your snoring is not caused by OSA, we can make a custom night guard that will position your jaw to help to lessen or eliminate snoring.
Or, if your doctor finds that you do have sleep apnea, you may be a good candidate for an oral appliance that safely and comfortably treats the problem. Dr. Singh works closely with your physician to decide which type of appliance is most appropriate for your needs.
While snoring is indeed annoying for those around you, it can also be a sign that you have sleep apnea. If excessive snoring is keeping you and your family awake at night, please contact our Phoenix dental office. We will work with you and your physician to identify the problem and determine an appropriate plan for treatment.