Snoring Devices & Sleep Apnea Devices in St. Albert
You can enjoy a better night’s sleep with a little bit of assistance. Dental appliances and devices can effectively treat the two most common sleep disorders: snoring and sleep apnea. If you suffer from sleep disruptions and want to do something about it, talk to our dentists about a custom-fitted oral device suited for your situation.
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring happens when your airway is partially obstructed, causing the air you breathe in and out to vibrate in your throat. The cause of snoring can range from genetics to your lifestyle to your physiology, while the sound of snoring can range from quiet and sporadic to loud and constant. You can sometimes reduce or eliminate your snoring with lifestyle adjustments or changes in sleeping positions. Sometimes it is a sign of a more serious condition called sleep apnea.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is when the muscles in your throat relax too much during your sleep, depriving you of oxygen and causing you to wake repeatedly through the night. You may or may not notice or remember waking, but your sleep partner might tell you about it in the morning. While the exact causes of sleep apnea may vary, oral devices can help with the condition. Talk to our dentists if you think a sleep apnea device might be suitable for you.