Sleep apnea is a chronic respiratory condition associated with the soft palate causing breathing obstruction during sleep. This often causes severe snoring as well as potential breathing interruption.
While it can certainly lead to poor quality sleep in the short term, the long-term complications posed by chronic breathing interruption and general stress can start to affect your heart and circulatory system. This can promote problems with high blood pressure, which can also increase your chances of suffering from heart disease and stroke.
There are different treatment strategies that might be used to address chronic sleep apnea. The one that is most effective for you will vary depending on the severity of your sleep apnea as well as your personal preference. So, it’s wise to have your sleep apnea professionally diagnosed by a physician.
If you only suffer from moderate sleep apnea, you might find significant symptom relief from sleeping with a quality snore guard in your mouth. Some people prefer a so-called boil and bite snore guard for its custom fit and comfort. This type of removable oral appliance is made from a special material that softens when heated in water. While it’s still pliable, you place it in your mouth and bite down hard. This will cause it to conform to the unique shape of your personal bite pattern
When worn in your mouth it will help you comfortably sleep with clear breathing all night long. If you live in the Gilbert, Arizona, area and you need help mitigating the symptoms from mild to moderate sleep apnea, you should call 866-54-SLEEP to explore the snore guard options available at Progressive Sleep & Wellness.