A mouth guard is a dental appliance that fits over the upper and lower teeth of people who snore. Custom made to fit comfortably, the mouth guard can effectively prevent snoring when used alone, or in conjunction with another treatment.
Sleeping on the back is known to cause you to snore. An anti-snoring cushion is a device that can be worn on the middle of your back, preventing you from comfortably rolling onto your back when you sleep. The cushion forces you to sleep on your side or stomach in order to avoid snoring.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Treatment
The CPAP machine is a device that provides continuous air to the throat which is delivered via a face mask. Worn while sleeping, it can prevent the airway from collapsing, which in turn will treat sleep apnea for those who snore.
If the symptoms of sleep apnea are not alleviated with other treatments, surgery may be an option. Surgical treatments may include radio frequency surgery or the partial removal of the soft palate and uvula in a laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP). In more severe cases, an uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) may be the solution.
For more information on sleep apnea treatments, contact Dr. Louis in Easton, MD today. We can help you achieve the restful, rejuvenating sleep you need.