Sleep Soundly with Sleep Apnea Treatment
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Marked by periods of loud snoring, obstructive sleep apnea describes an obstruction in your airway caused by oral and throat tissues. The snoring grows louder as the airway closes, and then stops as your breathing ceases. After a few moments, your brain will force your body to clear its airway and start breathing again, which disturbs your sleep cycle even if you aren’t aware of what’s happening.
To help you stop snoring and alleviate obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Criss may provide a customized oral appliance designed to keep your airway open throughout the night. As an alternative to the more cumbersome CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, an oral appliance provides a more comfortable and significantly less invasive solution to help you sleep soundly and peacefully all night.