At Better Sleep Carolina, we care about your health and comfort. It’s one of the reasons Dr. Garrett and Dr. Sabet began providing snoring and sleep apnea solutions to our patients. We offer a no-hassle sleep apnea treatment that provides the relief you need without CPAP and snoring appliances that help you (and your bed partner!) get rest. Instead of wearing a mask and other apparatus our patients may find uncomfortable, you can get a comfortable CPAP alternative from our office. To find out more, call 984-228-9510 to schedule a complimentary consultation.What are the advantages of the Sleep Apnea Oral Device? Read Transcript
So the advantages of the sleep apnea oral device are primarily that, you know, patients love it. It's very small, it's lightweight, it's like a very thin kind of night guard. And it usually pops into your mouth. Patients become really used to wearing it.
And it doesn't really affect their lifestyle. If they have a bed partner and if they've been struggling with snoring, this is likely going to eliminate all of the snoring, if not greatly reduce it, and yet it's very small, and it just fits in their mouth and gives both partners a great night's sleep. And it also is very compact, so it's not a problem to travel with and pop it in your kit and take off, and you've got it right there.
There's a lot of reasons why people like it. But it's very comfortable and small and lightweight. And those are the main reasons.
Many obstructive sleep apnea patients don’t like wearing a CPAP at night, so they quit using it. Then they wake up tired even after a full night’s sleep and, worse, increase their risk of dangerous health problems, such as hypertension and even heart attack.
Both our snoring and sleep apnea patients find an oral appliance comfortable and simple to use. According to the American Dental Association, “oral appliance therapy is an appropriate treatment for mild and moderate sleep apnea.” Here are some other reasons people choose an oral device:
What are the advantages of the Sleep Apnea Oral Device? Read Transcript
The advantages of oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea is that one, that you may not need to use that machine anymore. It's something that fits into your mouth, and you don't have to worry about carrying a machine around with you, especially if you're a person who travels. That's a lot. But even at home, some folks don't want to use a CPAP sleeping next to their partner. It's not exactly the most attractive thing to some folks, and it makes them not feel good about themselves. It may not even be necessary.
Using an oral appliance, they can pop it into their mouth. Wearing retainers or night guards, people are more used to that concept instead of a machine. It restores self-esteem to a lot of people in a lot of ways. They can pop in an appliance, be able to roll over in the bed any direction they want, and not have to worry about getting tangled. It gives them more freedom. I think wearing an oral appliance does restore some confidence and freedom to people who are suffering from sleep apnea.
- Like a CPAP, it minimizes symptoms of sleep apnea.
- It offers instant relief.
- You won’t have to wear an uncomfortable mask on your face.
- It doesn’t require electricity or batteries, so you can use it anywhere.
- Neither you nor your bed partner will need to modify your bedtime routine.
- You can sleep in whatever position you want, with no worries of dislodging a mask.
- It won’t leave you with a stuffy nose or dry mouth – two common effects of CPAP.
- It fits in a pocket or purse, so it is easy to transport.
Because of our commitment to your comfort, we offer multiple appliances so you can find the one that will fit best and work best for you. Our appliances are FDA-approved, and many come with warranties.
If you suffer from loud snoring, or mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea, an oral device will help you breathe easily throughout the night so you can rest. More important, you’ll reduce your risk for serious health problems. Call us today at 984-228-9510 to request your complimentary consultation.