Sleep apnea is a condition in which the patient has trouble breathing during sleep. This can be caused due to the blockages in the airway. The airway can collapse during sleep, causing the patient to wake up abruptly. The interruption in the sleep cycle forces the patient to wake up during the middle of sleep and increases stress levels. It is advised that you visit us at the earliest if you are facing such concerns. We will conduct a thorough diagnosis and help alleviate the condition through myofunctional therapy.
What Is Snoring?
Snoring is a very common condition where the patient experiences vibrations in the throat region while they are asleep due to partially blocked airways. The noise is heard due to the air flowing through narrowed airways while they are sleeping. This can happen due to various issues, such as a narrow airway, awkward sleeping positions, etc., thus causing blockages in the airway.
Treatments for Sleep Apnea/Snoring
Although there are various invasive treatment methods for sleep apnea, such as CPAP, mandibular advancement devices, etc., perhaps the most effective and comfortable treatment is myofunctional therapy. It is a series of simple yet functional exercises that target the muscles of the tongue and face that help with biting, chewing, swallowing, etc.Please schedule an appointment online or email us at [email protected] to have a consultation with our team in Portland, OR, and we will be happy to help.
Myofunctional therapy has been used by sleep specialists for many years now, owing to its effectiveness in improving breathing patterns and facilitating better sleep. In fact, it is also suggested by dentists to their patients suffering from sleep apnea, as myofunctional therapy helps treat the concern of the tongue thrusting against the teeth. It also treats related concerns, such as headaches, TMJ disorder, neck pain, thumb sucking, etc.
In comparison to other treatments of sleep apnea, myofunctional therapy has many advantages. It is inexpensive, highly effective, non-invasive, has longer-lasting effects, and doesn't have any significant risks. Our team can carry out a detailed diagnosis of your condition and provide a customized treatment solution.