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Sleep Apnea and Snoring

 

Snoring occurs during sleep when the muscles are relaxed and the breathing airway constricts. This constriction increases the speed of air going through, which in turn causes the soft palate and uvula to vibrate. This vibration is what we know as snoring.

A special appliance moves the lower jaw into a forward position in order to increase the airway space and reduce air velocity and soft tissue vibration.

Keep in mind that your dentist may suggest certain lifestyle changes before prescribing a sleep apnea appliance. Losing weight, avoiding drinking alcohol before bedtime and changing sleep positions are all ways that can help stop snoring.

To learn more about speed apnea and snoring treatment, please Contact us today

 

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