Sleep Apnea Appliances
At the Glastonbury Dental Center, we provide high quality mouth guards designed to keep your lower jaw from falling back into your airway and causing sleep apnea and the snoring associated with it. If your not sure if you have sleep apnea, we have a simple take home sleep test at no cost, that is evaluated by a board certified sleep physician to determine if you have sleep apnea and decide what the best treatment is for your particular level.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound.
Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep. When your breathing pauses or becomes shallow, you’ll often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep.
As a result, the quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day. Sleep apnea is a leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness.