What Is An Oral Sleep Appliance

An oral sleep appliance is a treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It involves wearing a removable mouthpiece when you sleep. It works by preventing your airway from collapsing by either supporting the jaw in a forward position or holding the tongue. There are different types of oral sleep appliances that can help with sleep apnea. Depending on the individual, a professional will know which device will be the better treatment.

Types Of Oral Sleep Appliances

A mandibular repositioning device is an oral appliance that reposition your lower jaw forward and down slightly to keep your airway open while you sleep. This device is usually the most common one. Another type is the tongue retaining device, which holds your tongue in place to keep your airway open. If you snore, wake up gasping for air or wake up feeling tired always then you may need to get a sleep study done to know if you need a sleep apnea device.

Oral Sleep Appliance From All About Sleep

Are you interested in learning more about sleep apnea devices? There are many options that help sleep apnea symptoms and we are here to educate you on all the options that will work best for your situation. To learn more, contact our office today at (734) 259-6633 or visit us online.