A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology finds that 26 percent of adults suffer from sleep apnea. If you snore, or have your airway blocked during the night, you might suffer from sleep apnea. People who suffer with this condition do not sleep soundly and often feel tired during the day due to interrupted sleep. Dr. Daren Larsen and Dr. Josh Haslem offer a variety of treatments for heavy snoring and interrupted breathing. For many patients, simply wearing a specialized mouthpiece is all it takes to end snoring.
Drs. Larsen and Haslem utilize a number of appliances to end sleep apnea for their patients. Two such appliances are the TAP® 3 Elite and the Silent Night® oral appliance. Wearing one of these appliances keeps your lower jaw forward which keeps your throat from closing and helps you maintain airflow. We also offer the Full Breath Solution™ which focuses more on keeping the tongue from blocking your airway. These small appliances are designed to comfortably help you maintain airflow. Drs. Larsen and Haslem will help you find the right solution for your snoring and interrupted sleep.
Patients with more severe cases may be treated with a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) mask. This device uses mild air pressure to ensure that your airways remain open throughout the night.
Persistent poor quality sleep has some rather obvious effects on your life—perhaps effecting your ability to focus and stay awake throughout the day. But untreated sleep apnea can also contribute to high blood pressure and increases the risks of heart attack and stroke.
Drs. Daren Larsen and Josh Haslem practice family dentistry in Vernal, UT. We provide our patients with safe and effective sleep apnea services. Schedule a consultation today to start sleeping better.