Snoring is a common side effect of sleep apnea. To effectively explore your treatment options, you should have your sleep apnea properly diagnosed. People that suffer from severe sleep apnea often need a positive pressure treatment device known as a CPAP machine in order to get a good night’s sleep
If you are only diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you may find relief by using a prescription snore guard when you sleep.
People with dentures, should use a tongue stabilizing snore guard, as it does not attach to your teeth in anyway. This helps keep your mouth in the proper position to maximize air passage and mitigate snoring. The device sits comfortably in your mouth allowing you to get the good night’s sleep you need.
Each morning you should take the snore guard out and brush it with nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish. This helps to remove plaque and refresh the unit. Afterward you can rinse it in a mixture of equal parts water and antiseptic mouthwash. Dry the snore guard thoroughly with a clean paper towel and store it in the case provided.
If you would like to explore your snore guard options, please feel free to call us at 860-346-6872 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep.