Snoring is a common side effect of sleep apnea. To effectively explore your treatment options, you should have your sleep apnea properly diagnosed. People that suffer from severe sleep apnea often need a positive pressure treatment device known as a CPAP machine in order to get a good night’s sleep
If you are only diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you may find relief by using a prescription snore guard when you sleep.
Boil and bite snore guards are made from a thermoplastic material that can comfortably conform to the natural shape of your mouth. To fit the unit, you simply soak it in boiling water for a few minutes to soften it up. Then you take it out of the water, allow a moment for it to cool and bite down on it hard. The material will conform to your mouth and hold its shape. This will hold your mouth in the idea position to maximize air passage and give you good night’s sleep, you need to be at your best.
You should clean the snore guard each morning by rinsing it under lukewarm water. Avoid rinsing it in hot water as this can cause the thermoplastic material to deform forcing you to boil and fit it again. You should then dry the snore guard before storing it in its case. Keep an eye out for signs of wear and tear.
If you would like to explore your snore guard options, please feel free to call us at 704-523-7221 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep.