Snoring is bothersome and although not a dire medical condition, it may be an indication of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Those who suffer from OSA experience a stop in breathing repeatedly during sleep. More common in men than women, sleep apnea is usually experienced by those who are overweight, smoke or abuse alcohol, and pregnant women.
Many people can minimize snoring by losing weight, avoiding tobacco, and limiting alcohol before bed. But in other cases, snoring is a problem that needs to be addressed by a professional. Shiflet, Cox & Morgan offer oral appliance therapy, also known as a snore guard for snoring and sleep apnea.
A snore guard or snore mouthpiece properly aligns the teeth and tongue and keeps the breathing airways open to prevent snoring. Most people find that the snore guard prevents snoring and is easy to use.
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