Snoring is not related to your gender, age or oral hygiene, it’s a completely normal phenomenon that the majority of people do.
When we sleep, our muscles relax. For some people, this relaxation causes the tongue to fall back and obstruct the passage of air. Sensing a diminished quantity of air entering, our body adapts by accelerating the process which leads to the vibration of tissues in the throat (the palate, the tonsils, the uvula etc.). This is the vibration that causes snoring.
Sleep apnea is a different problem than regular snoring. For certain people, there is a complete obstruction of the pharynx during sleep, air cannot pass through. This blockage provokes respiratory failure which is called sleep apnea. This phenomenon can last up to 10 seconds each time and can repeat itself dozens and even hundreds of times per night.
This sleeping disorder must not be taken lightly. It provokes a reduction of oxygen in the blood and can lead to the following serious short-term and long-term consequences: hypertension, diabetes, depression, cardiovascular diseases, intense fatigue, drowsiness, libido problems, and can even cause a stroke.
At Art Dentaire Dental Center, we can help you fix your sleep apnea problems without compromising your comfort. The device we recommend to you is flexible and comfortable. It is custom-made to fit your mouth and resembles a mouth guard for athletes.
This device is responsible for keeping your lower jaw in a forward position during your sleep. This ensures the free flow of air and prevents obstruction which causes snoring and sleep apnea. It can also reduce bruxism (grinding and clenching of teeth).
Improve your overall health with this custom-made treatment. Benefit from a truly restorative sleep and stop feeling fatigued. Put an end to conflicts with your partner who must endure your snoring, and do not worry anymore about bothering others while you sleep.