Snoring Problem? Trouble Sleeping?
"I'm sleeping soundly for the first time in 20 years! I'm definitely a Tuttle patient for life"
Is Snoring Dangerous?
Beyond the annoying noise, can snoring be a sign of a more serious problem? The short answer is – maybe.
What happens during snoring?
While you sleep, the muscles that keep your airway open during your waking hours are relaxed. The sound of snoring emanates from tissues vibrating as breath passes along the narrow section of your airway.
What makes snoring dangerous?
Snoring can be a warning sign that you may be developing Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or that you already have it but it isn't diagnosed yet. Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition that occurs when your air passage becomes temporarily blocked (sometimes by your tongue), causing breathing to stop several times throughout the night. During these episodes, the brain is depleted of oxygen. OSA may increase your risk for heart attack or stroke while also causing you to spend less time in the deep restorative sleep phase required for energy and mental sharpness.
If I snore, does it mean I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
According to Dr. Robert L. Owens of the Sleep Disorders Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, “Most people who snore don’t have obstructive sleep apnea, but most people who have apnea snore.”
How do I know for sure if my snoring is part of a more serious problem?
If your snoring is loud enough to keep your bed partner awake, you need to take action. The first step to diagnosing and treating sleep related problems is to have a consultation with a professional. We offer a complimentary consultation to help evaluate your current sleep issues.
COMMON SIGNS OF SLEEP APNEA
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Frequent Irritability
- Wake Up Groggy
- High Blood Pressure
- Inability to Concentrate
- Weight Issues
Comfortable and Convenient Solutions
We offer a comfortable and convenient solution to help you sleep better and wake up refreshed. You’ll be surprised at the difference a good night’s sleep can make in your life.
No Bulky Facemask or Power required
One of the most common solutions to OSA is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. Though effective, CPAP machines are far from convenient and comfortable. Patients must wear a bulky facemask connected by a hose to an electric device that maintains positive air pressure while they sleep. Traveling with a CPAP, regular cleaning and maintenance, finding comfortable positions to sleep while wearing it, and other related issues make this choice less appealing to many.
The Tuttle Difference – An Oral Sleep Appliance
We offer an FDA approved device more like a simple mouthguard used in athletics.
Once we receive a Medically approved Sleep Study back from either your Physician or our Sleep Study team of Physicians, we can fabricate an appliance for you if you do indeed suffer from Sleep Apnea.
Just because you need a sleep study doesn't mean you need to go to a sleep clinic overnight. Our Sleep Study team of Physicians can send you a sleep study in the mail for you to take yourself in the comfort of your own home!
If you do not have a Sleep Apnea diagnosis but still want to reduce your snoring, we can make you a Snore Guard instead. This will also help prevent you from developing Sleep Apnea in the future.
Making the Sleep Appliance is easy. Come in for your appointment, let us take a digital scan of your teeth and calculate the best position for you jaw while wearing the appliance, and then come back in a few weeks to be fitted.
After that fitting appointment, you will wear your appliance every night. Soon you won't be able to sleep without it!
How does it work?
We will design a personalized oral appliance that will keep your jaw in a forward position while you sleep, allowing your airway to remain open while simultaneously moving your tongue far away from the back of your throat (a common cause to air being obstructed). You will experience an uninterrupted, better night’s sleep. It is small, portable, quiet, comfortable, and highly effective.
Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment
- More Energy
- Increased Focus
- Better Night’s Sleep
- Increased Clarity
- Quieter Sleep
- Happy bedtime partner!
Enjoy a Complimentary Consultation
If you or a loved one is experiencing sleep-related issues like snoring, please contact our team today for a free consultation.
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