Snoring is caused by narrowing or blocking of the airway. The disruption of airflow causes the soft palate and tissues of the throat to vibrate, and the narrower the airway becomes, the louder the snoring.
Minor sleep disruptions can often be addressed with lifestyle changes such as weight loss, smoking cessation, or clearing your nasal passages.
For patients that suffer from sleep disorders, we offer patient-specific ProSomnus sleep devices that can reduce snoring and mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) by holding the lower jaw forward during sleep.
The least intrusive, most comfortable, patient preferred sleep appliance, custom-designed ProSomnus Sleep Devices are patient-specific, simple to use, comfortable, and easy to clean. Our office will provide customized instructions that will work best for each patient's treatment plan. The ProSomnus device may also have a compliance sensor that will log the amount of time the device is worn so that the treatment plan can be adjusted accordingly.
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If you find that oral appliance therapy does not help reduce your sleep apnea symptoms, then CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, can successfully treat obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP technology utilizes a mask that delivers a supply of positive air that is strong enough to push the air through the blockage.