Oral appliances work to correct your airway without the use of a bulky or noisy CPAP machine that requires electricity, making it much easier to travel freely and enjoy the outdoors. You’ll sleep silently, without anyone knowing you have apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep-breathing disorder that affects nearly 30 million people in the United States. It often goes undiagnosed, but can leave people at risk for serious health complications. During an obstructive sleep apnea episode, you stop breathing for at least 10 seconds, but it could be much longer. Your brain panics and awakens you so you can start breathing again. These awakenings are so brief that you usually won’t notice them. But each morning, you’ll wake up with the consequences of fragmented sleep: daytime sleepiness, poor memory and concentration, headaches and irritability.

There are three kinds of sleep apnea, but obstructive sleep apnea is by far the most common. You stop breathing throughout the night because the soft tissue in your throat is relaxed enough to cause a blockage in your airway. It’s common for sleeping partners to notice loud snoring, choking, and gasping while the apneic sleeps.

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