Millions of people suffer from snoring every night, which can cause major sleep deprivation and problems with concentration. If you’re one of these people, then you need to consider snoring correction devices. These devices help to stop or reduce your snoring, making it easier for you to sleep soundly through the night. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with an overview of the different types of snoring correction devices, as well as their benefits and drawbacks. Read on to learn everything you need to know about snoring correction!
Snoring is the act of breathing through your mouth while you’re asleep. It can be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from structural problems to medical conditions. Whatever the case, snoring is a sleep disorder that can cause numerous health problems, such as ear infections and snoring-related sleep apnea.
If you snore, know you’re not alone. Snoring is the number one sleep disorder in the US, affecting over half of the population.
Men are more likely to snore than women and people with a large neck circumference are also particularly prone to snoring.
Snoring is the result of turbulent airflow through your airway during sleep, and can be caused by three types of snorers; supine, lateral, and central sleep apnea syndrome (SAS).
Supine snorers produce more noise because their throat is at a raised level while sleeping. Lateral and central sleep apnea syndrome patients tend to stop breathing numerous times throughout the night due to blocked nasal passages or excessive tongue movement in the mouth which causes loud gulping sounds called bruxism.
If you’ve been feeling that you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, or your partner has complained about your snoring, you might want to consider some snoring correction devices.
Snoring can be improved with a variety of devices, from mouth guards to CPAP machines. An effective device for correcting snoring is the CPAP machine which uses masks and respirators. It is important to get advice from your doctor before starting any type of treatment for snoring as there might be other conditions that need treatment along with snoring.
Three common types of snoring correction devices include mouthpieces, masks, and implants. Mouthpieces work by reducing the amount of noise that is produced when you breathe in and out. These devices come in different shapes and sizes and are inserted into your mouth using a pair of tongs. Masks cover your nose and mouth to prevent air from escaping, while implants use a silicone or metal band to hold your jaw together. You wear these devices for a few weeks or months, and may require surgery if the implant is not successful in reducing snoring.
If you’re interested in trying one of these devices out, ask our doctors at Fort Bend Periodontics and Implantology to see if it’s a good fit for you.
Snoring correction devices work by using sound waves to reduce the snore noise. The device is worn on your head and you need to wear it for a certain amount of time during the night. There are different types of devices available, with or without an alarm clock feature.
As with any type of medical treatment, there are always potential side effects with using snoring correction devices. However, the most common ones include nasal dryness, nasal congestion, headaches, and drowsiness. Another unpleasant side effect is the inability to fall asleep. Many of our patients have complained about the noise a CPAP machine makes and how bulky and intrusive it feels, and they failed to follow through with it as a result.
An Elastic Mandibular Advancement (EMA) is a wonderful advancement that corrects snoring without intruding on your sleep. The EMA works by extending your mandible (lower jaw) and opening up the airways to improve airflow and aid more restful sleep. The non-invasive treatment is custom-fitted and removable. Compared to CPAPs, the EMA is more compact and provides more comfort. Especially beneficial in patients who clench and grind their teeth during their sleep, the EMA gently opens up the airways to improve airflow, helps protect the teeth, and eliminates snoring.
If you’re undecided about whether you need a snoring correction device, speak to Dr. Bret Dyer and his team at Fort Bend Periodontics and Implantology in Sugar Land, TX. We offer the EMA device as one of the non-invasive, easy to use, comfortable, and effective tools for eliminating snoring.
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