Sleep apnea can have a serious negative impact on your sleep and quality of life. Many people struggling with sleep apnea also have to deal with snoring problems. There are several treatment options available to you, depending on how serious your sleep apnea is.
It’s a good idea to have your sleep apnea properly diagnosed so your physician can best help you find the treatment option that best for you. If you suffer from severe sleep apnea you will need a positive pressure treatment device known as a CPAP machine to restore full quality sleep. If you have mild to moderate snoring problems can often be resolved by wearing a snore guard when you sleep at night.
Boil and bite snore guards are made from a thermoplastic material that conforms to the unique shape of your mouth. Since the snore guard is so comfortable it allows you to sleep undisturbed, to be at your best the next day.
You prepare the snore guard by soaking it in boiling water for a few minutes. Once the material is soft you take it out of the water, give it a moment to cool and bite down on it hard, until the material cools and firms up.
You should clean and refresh the snore guard each morning by rinsing it under lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water as this can cause the thermoplastic material to deform and will require you to refit the snore guard. Dry the snore guard thoroughly with a clean paper towel and inspect it for any signs of wear and tear.
If you would like to explore your snore guard options, please feel free to call us at (425) 888-1896 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep.