Snoring. Low energy. Brain fog. Irritability. Experiencing these exhausting symptoms could indicate more than a poor night’s sleep. You may be experiencing obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA.
You might be hesitant to pursue a sleep study, because when most people think of OSA, they think a clumsy continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device is the only option for relief. Many people would rather deal with the negative effects of OSA than use the CPAP machine and mask to sleep for the rest of their lives.
But there’s a less invasive alternative. If you’ve been diagnosed with OSA, your sleep problems could be solved with a simple oral appliance from Rauch Family Dentistry. This device fits over your teeth, similar to a bite guard, and has none of the downsides of positive airway pressure therapy. Oral appliances for OSA are:
- easy to wear
- small and portable
- simple to care for
- silent and discrete
- free of tubes or face straps
If the thought of adjusting to a CPAP machine has you losing even more sleep, call Rauch Family Dentistry to schedule an evaluation to find out if oral appliance therapy will help you sleep better. Because, you deserve more energy and more clarity (and fewer kicks at night because you’re snoring too loudly).