Sleep apnea or obtrusive sleep apnea is a debilitating sleep-related breathing disorder defined as the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. During sleep, the body’s muscles relax causing the soft tissue of the airway to collapse, obstructing the airway. This can cause snoring, insufficient sleep, or when left untreated even heart disease and stroke.
Obstructive sleep apnea afflicts over 40 million Americans. At least 80 million Americans have problems with snoring. Snoring can adversely affect the sleep quality of the snorer’s bed partner.
Tremont Dental Care provides a few oral devices that can allow the airway to stay open, help the wearer breathe easily, and stop snoring. It can change dramatically the sleep quality of the wearer and the partner as well.