Sleep Apnea Madison NJ
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you snore, you may suffer from sleep apnea, which is a potentially dangerous condition characterized by lapses in breathing.
Sleep Apnea occurs when air passages become blocked and airflow stops for 10 seconds or even longer. The brain senses the lack of oxygen and tells the body to breathe. You may wake up or enter a lighter stage of sleep.
The compressed airways and lapses in breathing may cause snoring. Often people who snore or have sleep apnea waken feeling fatigue, groggy throughout the day, mental confusion and forgetfulness. Sleep apnea may compromise your health and has been linked to various health issues such as diabetes, heart problems, and high blood pressure.
Snoring appliances are worn in the mouth like a sports mouth guard. The appliance prevents the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat so that the airway stays open during sleep. By promoting adequate air flow, the appliance is able to help you finally get some rest.