Sleep Apnea Guelph
Jain Dental Care is your Guelph Sleep Apnea Specialist. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or are having trouble sleeping due to snoring, you may be a candidate for a dental appliance. Dental appliances are recommended by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine as a solution for those who are intolerant of the CPAP machine.
It might not just be loud snoring – it could be Sleep Apnea.
Sleep Apnea (from the Latin terms “a” – not and “pnea” – breathing”) is different than snoring in that the airway momentarily becomes completely blocked/obscured and the individual stops breathing. This can be dangerous if left untreated.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea (also known as OSA – Obstructive Sleep Apnea) can be delivered through Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT).
You may have Sleep Apnea if you experience:
- Excessive Snoring.
- Wake up choking.
- Are tired during the day.
- Poor memory / forgetfulness.
- Multiple nighttime bathroom trips.
- Headaches upon waking.
Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT)
A product of Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT)® is Somno Dent – ideal for patients seeking an easy and efficient solution.
When we sleep, gravity and muscle relaxation allows the tongue and surrounding soft tissue to fall back into the throat area. This collapses the airway and obstructs air flow. This causes pauses in breathing which can occur hundreds of times per night, which dramatically reduces oxygen levels in the blood – straining the heart.
Most of the time the person sleeping is not aware of the stopping in breathing – but their body is. This causes them to be tired during the day, which increases the risk of accidents and injury.
SomnoDent works by moving the lower jaw slightly forward:
- Regularly enjoy refreshing sleep.
- Experience restfulness during the day.
- Increase their health by reducing risk of complications.
- Restore spousal togetherness.
- Are free to travel because there’s no device to plug in.