Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep ailment that transpires when a person's breathing is disrupted during sleep. Individuals with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing frequently throughout their sleep. At times hundreds of such events occur every night: Meaning the brain and the rest of the body are not getting enough oxygen.
Obstructive sleep apnea can produce fragmented sleep and low blood oxygen levels. For individuals with OSA, the combination of disordered sleep and oxygen starvation may lead to the problems displayed above as well as hypertension, heart disease and mood and memory problems.
Untreated sleep apnea can also be tied to poor performance in normal activities, such as at work and school, motor vehicle collisions, and scholastic underachievement in children and adolescents.
Snoring is caused by a restricted or blocked passage that disturbs the normal flow of air; this causes the soft palate and uvula to vibrate and knock against the back of the throat.
That blockage or narrowing is caused by the tongue relaxing and is the actual root of snoring! Our oral appliance provides dual protection; it holds the jaw forward while simultaneously comfortably stabilizing your tongue. Keeping your airway open and protected from blockage.