Ready to stop snoring? The oral snoring device may be your answer! Obstructive snoring is a serious but very common sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during the night. The airway repeatedly becomes blocked, and limits the amount of air that reaches your lungs. When this happens, you may snore loudly or, more alarmingly, make choking noises as you try to breathe. Your brain and body become oxygen deprived and you may or may not wake up – this often leaves you very tired during the day. This may happen a few times a night, or in more severe cases, several hundred times a night.
Possible diagnoses you may already have could include hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, depression or low testosterone levels. If untreated, obstructive snoring can lead to serious health issues, and in the worst case scenario, potentially death. One common form of treatment is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine.
Fulp Family Dentistry offers patients a custom oral snoring device which is an alternative to CPAP that is both comfortable and convenient. This oral dental appliance, is worn only during sleep and fits like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. Much more convenient than a CPAP machine (for home and for travel), the oral appliance has been found to be just as effective. To learn more about the oral appliance and snoring treatment options in Tifton, please call Fulp Family Dentistry (229) 382-7996 and make an appointment.
Not convinced? Our own Dr. Scott Fulp, decided to give the oral snoring device a try for his snoring issue before offering it to patients. “I sleep a lot better and feel so much more rested in the morning,” he says. “Not to mention, my wife Dr. Nicole, sleeps a lot better too!” He said that another aspect he loves about the device is that it is easy to transport when traveling. “The dental appliance is effective and is easy to pack in the suitcase or overnight bag instead of carrying the CPAP machine. For me, it is a great solution.”
If you or someone you love snores, call us today for to see if this custom fitted oral appliance is the right solution for you to stop snoring and sleep better.