The Two Types of Sleep Apnea
There are two primary kinds of sleep apnea. These are obstructed sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. The more complicated one of the two is central sleep apnea. In central sleep apnea, the airway isn't obstructed. The brain forgets to tell the muscles to breathe. Obstructed sleep apnea is much simpler.
With obstructed sleep apnea, either the tongue or the soft tissue collapses back into the airway during sleep to stop the airflow. This disruption in your breathing also causes other problems. The most notable problem is disrupted sleep. You will often find yourself feeling tired even after a full night of sleep. Prolonged sleep apnea can also increase your chances of diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes, or even heart failure.
If you are coping with sleep apnea, contact us today. We can help. We can help fit you for a custom oral appliance. This mouthpiece is only worn at night. Unlike noisy machines, the mouthpiece is quiet while you are trying to sleep. It is portable, it is comfortable, and most importantly, it works. This safe appliance fits in your mouth just like a sports mouthguard would. This mouthguard holds your lower jaw in place while you are asleep to keep your airway clear.