Snoring & Sleep Apnea Devices

Our Pickering dentists offer diagnoses and treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, which may include using an oral device at home while you sleep.

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What are Oral Sleep Devices?

Snoring & Sleep Apnea devices help keep your breathing regular during sleep by improving the flow of your breath and preventing you from waking up frequently while you sleep so you can get a better night's rest. 

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About Snoring & Sleep Apnea

When you fall into deep sleep, your tongue, soft palate and throat tissues fall into a relaxed state. For those who snore, the relaxation of these throat tissues causes the airways to restrict, vibrating and rumbling them as oxygen is forced past. 

Sleep apnea is when these tissues over-relax and collapse into the back of the throat, obstructing your airway. When the flow of oxygen stops, the brain is forced to wake up and consciously resume breathing.

Choosing A Device

By pushing your tongue forward to open your airway, these oral devices improve the flow of your breath. There is a variety of oral sleep apnea devices and snore guards so be sure to work with your dentist to choose the right one for you. Regular visits to your dentist will help ensure your device is fitting comfortable and working properly. 

Signs & Symptoms

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have sleep apnea:

  • Instances where you stop breathing while sleeping (someone else usually notices this)
  • Gasping for air while sleeping
  • Waking up with a dry mouth
  • Frequent headaches
  • Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
  • Feeling excessive exhaustion during the day (hypersomnia)

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