Chronic snoring, poor sleep, and minor problems with breathing interruption are all symptoms associated with sleep apnea. These and other symptoms might seem like a nuisance to you and your partner; however, as time goes on, untreated sleep apnea can start to tax your heart muscle and lead to other issues with your cardiovascular health.
Untreated sleep apnea can increase your chances of suffering from high blood pressure, as well as an increased chances of suffering heart disease and stroke.
If you or your partner has been struggling with chronic sleep apnea, the first step is to have a physician accurately diagnose the severity of your condition. This will help to determine the most effective treatment strategy. If you suffer from severe sleep apnea, you might need to sleep with a positive air pressure device, or a CPAP machine.
Individuals suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea might find effective symptom relief by using a sleep guard, such as those provided by a qualified orthodontist like Dr. Eli Janabi.
There are several different types of snore guards available; determining which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your mouth and the severity of your sleep apnea, as well as your personal preference. Your device could be a tongue stabilizing device, a mandibular advancement device, or a special boil and bite sleep guard.
If you live in the Falls Church, Virginia area, and if you are suffering with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you should call 703-982-2222 to explore your available snore guard options at Smile Studio Dental.