Some people struggle with chronic snoring because of a sleep disorder known as sleep apnea. There are several types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when muscles in the throat relax during sleep and block the airway. Symptoms of this disorder include breathing pauses, gasping, or choking at night.
A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP machine, is the most common way to manage sleep apnea. It helps you maintain proper breathing patterns and prevents your airway from closing. However, many patients do not feel comfortable sleeping hooked up to this machine. Commonly reported problems with a CPAP device include difficulty falling asleep as well as a dry, stuffy nose.
Dr. Michael Adler proudly offers an advanced CPAP alternative. It is an adjustable device called MicrO2. This custom-made oral appliance is used to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea.
The MicrO2 works by guiding the jaw forward to keep the airway open during sleep. Patients often find this device more appealing than a CPAP machine, since it is not bulky and fits comfortably in the mouth. It is an effective treatment option backed by a significant amount of clinical research.
Contact Adler Advanced Dentistry Today
If you suspect your snoring is the result of sleep apnea, contact Adler Advanced Dentistry today at 303-449-1119. Dr. Adler will work with you and sleep physicians to determine if a customized oral appliance is the right solution. You deserve to find an effective snoring treatment that restores your ability to sleep without interruptions. Our practice welcomes patients from Boulder, Louisville, Nederland, Longmont, and all nearby Front Range communities.