Most people who suffer from sleep apnea don’t know they have it. Obstructive sleep apnea is when the muscles of the throat and tongue block your airway during sleep and you stop breathing. The brain senses the lack of oxygen and triggers a panic response, waking the sleeper.
This sleep disorder can exacerbate existing health issues and prompt the development of new ones, like heart disease and stroke. In addition, most sleep apnea sufferers never get a full night of sleep — seriously impairing a person’s ability to think clearly or stay alert.
Common symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, daytime sleepiness and fatigue, irritability, and inability to concentrate at work or school. A simple at home sleep study test can determine if you have sleep apnea. Our partner company conveniently brings the test to your home. You don’t even have to go to a hospital or a sleep lab.
If needed, we make you a custom-fitted mouthpiece to be worn during sleep. The appliance guides your jaw outward, keeping the airway clear so you can breathe throughout the night. Oral appliance therapy provides an ideal alternative to the CPAP machine. Soon, you’ll begin feeling more rested. As we all know, a good night’s rest does your body good!