Snoring & Sleep Apnea Therapy in Norman
Snoreguards for Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Snoring is an annoying condition that can disrupt the sleep of everyone in your household. But it's also more than that - snoring may be a symptom of sleep apnea. Dr. Carmen offers non-surgical therapy with a custom-fitted snoreguard to combat this potentially dangerous condition and restore healthy function and peaceful slumber.
Sleep apnea is defined as repeated lapses in breathing for periods of ten seconds or more. When the brain detects lack of airflow, it triggers the body to wake up and breathe. Sufferers may enter a lighter sleep stage or fully awaken. Causes of sleep apnea include relaxation of airways, small air passageways, and tongue position during sleep.
Signs of Snoring & Sleep Apnea
People with sleep apnea often wake up groggy and may experience daytime fatigue, forgetfulness, and irritability. They're also at increased risk for heart attack, stroke, and workplace and automobile accidents. Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, though the two are not necessarily related.
Dr. Carmen treats sleep apnea and snoring with a custom oral appliances commonly referred to as snoreguards. The snoreguard works by keeping airways open to eliminate lapses in breathing and stop snoring. You’ll get the restorative sleep you need – and deserve!
Call today to reserve your snoreguard or sleep apnea consultation with Norman dentist Dr. Bobby Carmen. Patients from Norman, Moore, the University of Oklahoma, Central Oklahoma, and beyond visit us for quality dental care.