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ProSomnus Therapy is the latest advancement in sleep technology that allows a more comfortable and preferred approach over CPAP for many patients suffering with both sleep apnea and snoring. This retainer-like device is like a mouth guard for your upper and lower jaw that positions your lower jaw gently forward and opens the airway in the back of your throat.
ProSomnus Sleep and Snore devices are custom fitted to your own mouth to make sleeping easier – so much that you may even forget you are wearing it! Call our office to learn more and see if this less intrusive and more comfortable treatment is the right fit for you!
This occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat relax. These muscles support the soft palate, the triangular piece of tissue hanging from the soft palate (uvula), the tonsils, the side walls of the throat and the tongue.
When the muscles relax, your airway narrows or closes as you breathe in. You can’t get enough air, which can lower the oxygen level in your blood. Your brain senses your inability to breathe and briefly rouses you from sleep so that you can reopen your airway. This awakening is usually so brief that you don’t remember it.
You might snort, choke or gasp. This pattern can repeat itself five to 30 times or more each hour, all night, impairing your ability to reach the deep, restful phases of sleep.
Obstructive sleep apnea
Factors that increase the risk of this form of sleep apnea include:
Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition.
Complications can include:
Mandibular advancement devices are by far the most common type of dental sleep device available for the treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). They are also sometimes called oral appliances, or dental sleep devices.
Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs) open the airway by moving the mandible (the lower jaw) forward. The tongue is attached to the lower jaw behind the chin. As the jaw is moved forward, the collapsible part of your airway is held open by the forward movement of the tongue and other airway muscles. Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs) also improve the strength and rigidity of the airway by increasing the muscle activity of the tongue and other muscles of the airway.