If you suffer from a sleep related problem like chronic snoring or sleep apnea, you’re most likely always exhausted. Fortunately a snoring device or an oral sleep appliance can help alleviate your symptoms and lead you on the road to restful nights and happy days.
A simple snoring device can change your life
This simple, little device, offered by Kelowna sleep dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer, basically helps increase the space in your throat. This increase allows your airways to open properly and allows oxygen into your body, as required. When your airway is collapsed, restricted or blocked altogether, it leads to snoring and more importantly, sleep apnea.
How do snoring devices work?
When you suffer from sleep apnea, the muscles in the back of your throat relaxes and restricts your normal breathing. Additionally, your tongue falls backward and your airway narrows – even closing altogether – limiting your breathing and ultimately lowering your blood oxygen levels. To kick-start your breathing again, your brain momentarily wakes you up, which allows you to re-open your airway and start breathing again. This entire process is quick so most people aren’t even aware it’s happening.
This potentially life-threatening pattern of sleep apnea can be alleviated by keeping your airway open, with a simple snoring device. The snoring appliance essentially prohibits your jaw from falling back and restricting your airway, while you sleep. It gently holds your jaw forward in its proper position, which in turn ensures your airways are clear and open. The snoring appliance offered by sleep dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer in Kelowna, allows for open, unobstructed breathing all night long.
Introducing, MicrO2 Sleep and Snore Device
Kelowna dentist, Dr. Shauna Palmer has found oral appliance therapy to be a more successful and simple treatment for her patients.
A oral sleep appliance re-positions your jaw and tongue to a more forward position, helping keep your airway open during sleep. Since Dr. Palmer uses a physiologic technique to determine this position, it is more effective, it stops grinding of teeth, it is easy to adapt to, and it prevents and reduces more common side effects of traditional sleep apnea devices like TMJ pain and bite changes.
Using the MicrO2 device has its advantages:
- light in weight
- no tongue space invasion
- no metal parts to adjust or weaken the appliance
Read more about the MicrO2 Sleep and Snore Device here.
Comfortable and simple
The advancements in technology and treatments in dentistry have come a long way in a relatively short period of time. Snoring devices designed today, have immeasurable improvements over snoring appliances previously available in Kelowna.
Nowadays, the lower jaw advancement is adjustable, which increases the effectiveness and makes the snoring devices even more comfortable. The bulk of clients that have compared a snoring device versus a CPAP machine, say it’s a highly effective solution, it’s eliminated their snoring and it’s reduced and even cured their sleep apnea.
Effective, simple, immediate relief
While the number one priority is relief, you don’t want to compromise on comfort. And it would be great if the relief was immediate. With snoring devices from Dr. Shauna Palmer in Kelowna, that’s exactly what you’ll get. Snoring devices are comparable to a sports mouthguard, only thinner. It’s comfortable and smooth and you only need to wear it while you sleep at night. It is easy to maintain and best of all, it will immediately reduce and most likely stop your snoring.
Kelowna’s Dr. Shauna Palmer has the solution for you
Depending on the severity and the cause of your sleep apnea or sleep disorder, you do have options in terms of treatment. By treating the source of your sleep disorder, Kelowna’s Dr. Shauna Palmer can help you get a good night’s sleep and potentially relieve your sleep apnea for the rest of your life.
Call our West Kelowna dental clinic today and find out exactly what you are dealing with and what your treatment options are.