The fact is, a lot of people snore. Studies show an estimated 30% to 50% of the U.S. population experience snoring. There are even those who snore excessively. The problem with snoring is that it can trigger various problems including sleep disturbances, marital discord, and waking episodes.
Snoring is the vibration of the tissues of the nose and throat, which results in a hoarse or harsh sound. One of the most efficient ways of treating mild to moderate snoring is the use of a snore guard that helps to keep your breathing passages open as you sleep. A snore guard efficiently enlarges the airway and prevents tongue obstruction by repositioning your jaws and stabilizing your tongue
Advantages of a Snore Guard
A snore guard does not cause a feeling of suffocation, it is not noisy and is easy to travel with. Other advantages of a snore guard include:
- Ease of use – a snore guard is comfortable to wear. Also, it does not take long to get used to sleeping with it in your mouth.
- Small and comfortable – unlike a CPAP, a snore guard is small enough to fit into a carry-on bag or purse,
- High success rate – users don’t have to worry about issues such as stuffy nose, rash around the mask or dryness.
Your First Visit
On your first visit to our office for a snore guard, Dr. Straka will conduct a complete evaluation, which includes an examination of your teeth, tongue, jaw, and airway. After that, he will take the impressions of your teeth.
Your Second Visit
When the guard is ready, Dr. Straka will fine-tune the guard for your maximum comfort and effectiveness. He’ll also provide you with necessary instructions on how to best use the guard as well as how to take care of it.
A snore guard is an excellent way to treat your snoring. Your symptoms and quality of life will improve as long as you remain committed to using it correctly as Dr. Straka advises you.