Custom mouthguards and pieces can be an incredibly effective dental appliance for a number of issues, including protection when playing sports or participating in other activities, as well as helping to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clamping. But for the purposes of our article here today, we would like to focus on another benefit of these devices for our readers and clients, and that would be how they can help you with sleeping disorders such as sleep apnea. People who suffer from this problem know exactly how miserable it can be to wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air, as well as having to function day after day with a mild to moderate, and in rare cases a severe level of sleep deprivation. That's why custom mouthguards might be exactly the solution that you have been looking for.
The Severity of the Case
One thing that needs to first be considered is the severity of the case. Depending on how bad your particular condition might be, a custom mouthguard may simply be the first step in an overall broader strategy of treatment.
Other Underlying Sleep Factors
There may be other issues that are contributing to your sleep apnea as well that may need to be addressed in addition to using one of these devices. It usually has something to do with sleep position or something else which affects the quality and duration of sleep. Eating too close to bedtime can also hinder proper rest, so habits like that will need to be changed as well.
To see if a custom mouthguard might be right for you, simply give us a call here at our office and one of our helpful staff will be glad to assist you, as well as schedule a time for you to come by for an evaluation and, if necessary, a fitting.