Snoring can disturb sleep for both the snorer and anyone trying to rest within earshot of the loud, repetitive noise. Fortunately, Dr. Lane offers a non-invasive night guard to stop snoring and treat obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially serious condition that’s often undiagnosed. Both snoring and sleep apnea can cause sleep deprivation, which significantly impacts the quality of life. If you snore or suspect that you have obstructive sleep apnea, effective treatment could improve your rest, your waking hours, and your health.
Call Dr. Jason Lane at our Wasilla, AK dental office today, at 907-373-2200, and schedule a consultation. He will talk with you about symptoms and explain how a night guard may resolve your sleep disturbances, so you (and your sleeping partner) can enjoy a better life.
When you breathe while asleep, soft tissues in your mouth and throat vibrate as air passes by them. These vibrations create sounds – snores. When you inhale and exhale, the snores pour forth. The more blockage soft tissues create, the harder it is to breath, and the louder the snores will be.
A grandmother in Brittan was recorded snoring at 111 decibels; that’s as loud as a jet engine! The average level is similar to the sound of a vacuum cleaner or chainsaw, which is about 60-70 decibels.
An apnea, or apneic episode, is a complete stoppage. Sleep apnea means total blockage of air, so that breathing stops. These periods of not breathing may last 10 seconds or longer, and they can happen hundreds of times every night. Lack of breath results in low blood-oxygen, which can cause serious side effects.
People with sleep apnea are known to suffer from:
Night guards hold the mandible slightly forward, which opens the airway despite soft tissues. It seems so simple, and yet nightguards are highly effective. They offer a non-invasive, non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical, and affordable treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
People who dislike or cannot tolerate wearing a CPAP machine may respond quite well to wearing a night guard. Due to their compactness, night guards are extremely easy to store and travel with, and cleaning is a breeze.
Don’t continue to live in a daytime fog, frustrated and tired. If you snore or present symptoms of sleep apnea, call Lane Family Dental in Wasilla, AK today at 907-373-2200 or schedule your appointment online with Dr. Jason Lane. It’s time to reclaim your quality of life!Schedule an appointment