Sleep apnea is a serious breathing condition afflicting the sleep quality in millions of Americans. Two of the most common symptoms include issues with snoring and breathing interruption while sleeping. In some cases, a prescription snore guard mouthpiece can improve these symptoms and give you back the quality sleep you need to be at your very best.
It’s important to note that before exploring your treatment options you should have your sleep apnea accurately diagnosed. If it happens that you suffer from severe sleep apnea it will likely require a positive pressure treatment device or CPAP machine to mitigate your symptoms. However, mild to moderate sleep apnea can often be treated by a prescription snore guard from Smiles of Distinction.
Boil and bite snore guards are made from a thermoplastic material that softens when heated. Once the material is soft you take it out of the water, give it a moment to cool and bite down on it hard, until the material cools and firms up.
The custom fit helps the snore guard to hold your mouth in the ideal position for improved passage of air and a good night’s rest.
Each morning you should clean and refresh the snore guard by rinsing it under lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water as this can cause the thermoplastic material to deform and will require you to refit the snore guard. Then dry the snore guard thoroughly with a clean paper towel and inspect it for any signs of wear and tear.
If you would like to explore your snore guard options, you should call Smiles of Distinction at 952-894-2545 to schedule a consultation.