Snoring Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Treatment Animation
Snoring and sleep apnea.In normal breathing, air enters the nostrils and goes through the throat and the tracheato the lungs. In people who snore this airway is partiallyobstructed by excess tissue of the throat, such as large tonsils, large soft palate ortongue. Another common cause of obstruction is the dropping of the tongue into the throatdue to over relaxation of tongue muscles during sleep. Air currents competing throughnarrow spaces in the throat cause the soft palate essentially a piece of soft tissuehanging in the throat to vibrate. This vibration is the source of the noise we hear when someoneis snoring.
Sleep apnea happens when the airway is completelyobstructed, no air can go through and the person stops breathing. This cessation ofbreathing triggers the brain to respond by waking up the person just enough to take abreath. This repeats itself again and again during the course of the night and may resultin sleep deprivation. Snoring and mild sleep apnea may be treatedwith a mandibular advancement device. This device is designed to move the lower jaw andthe tongue slightly forward and thus making the space in the back of the throat larger.
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Snoring Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance CPAP Treatment Solutions Dentist in Slidell LA DrLoescher sleep apnea is a basic necessity of life but even more important is breathing when you sleep air travels through your nose and mouthdown the throat and into your lungs the narrowest part of the airway is at thejunction with the soft palate the tongue in the back of the throat all competefor the same space when you are awake the muscles are tight keeping the airwayopen but when you sleep police say muscles relax causing theairway to narrow as the air passes through the narrow door opening theuvula and the surrounding tissues began
to vibrate causing a condition known asstory if the time continues to fall back it will cause the breeding to becomeslowed or completely stopped this is known as obstructive sleep apnea sleepapnea can cause fragmented sleep shorter lifespan reduced quality of life andeven death a comfortable and effective option fortreating obstructive sleep apnea is with a custommade removable sleep appliancethat a dentist trained in the treatment of sleep apnea can provide with thesleep appliance and place the lower jaws prevent it from falling back keeping thetongue forward and the airway open often
this will reduce or eliminate snoringand sleep apnea providing the body with deep restful sleep Snoring Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance CPAP Treatment Solutions Dentist in Slidell LA Snore Solutions and Snoring Treatments in Slidell LA.
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Tell me a little bit about why you wanted a sleep appliance, and not the CPAPé I didn't want it because I'm claustrophobic, I hated it and I just felt like I was smothered. With this appliance, once I got used to it and I can carry it with me, I don't have to worry about it. I mean, I have to worry about keeping up with it, but it's not nearly as big. I just like it a lot better.
So tell me about at home, what is the feedbacké Well my wife I don't snore anymore I seem to sleep more during the night. Just everything is better than it was I don't have the headaches that I had. I think I'm breathing better, just over time. Do you feel like if there was someone else out there that was having problems with
breathing, headaches, oxygen, do you feel like it would be a good thing for themé Would you refer them here to Coatsé Oh I would, I think there's a lot of people like me that do not like having a mask over their face. Like I said, I'm claustrophobia, I could not stand it I did the sleep study and it was the longest night of my life. This was another alternative and I jumped on it, and I'm glad I did. Ok, thank you!