Do you snore? You’re not alone. Nearly 18 million Americans snore because of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
What is OSA?
When you breathe normally during sleep, your airway is open so that air flows through your nose, past your throat, and into your lungs. With OSA, the airway collapses at the back of the throat, obstructing airflow to the lungs. When the oxygen level becomes low, you are partially awakened to clear the obstruction in the throat, usually with a loud gasp or snort.
How does a Sleep Appliance work?
A sleep appliance is a device worn in the mouth only when you sleep. It works by repositioning your lower jaw forward to increase the airway space so that the airflow is not obstructed.
How do I get a Sleep Appliance?
Dr. Fricke will evaluate your condition. She will then make an impression of your teeth so that a customized appliance designed specifically for you will result in an accurate fit and effective results.
Why should I get a Sleep Appliance?
They are easy to wear. An oral sleep appliance can reduce snoring and promote restful, productive sleep.