Do you know anyone who has sleep apnea? Chances are it may be necessary for them to wear one of those incredibly large CPAP masks to bed. If you’ve never seen one, they look like there’s an alien in bed with a long tube for a nose. Not only are they ugly to look at, they must be very uncomfortable to sleep in. Unless you are a back sleeper, you’d probably have a tough time keeping from knocking the mask off your nose and mouth if you toss and turn all night. Of course, there are people who absolutely must wear these masks for their own health and safety, and for that reason we’re certainly glad they’ve been made available to them. But for many people who simply annoy their family by snoring loudly, the team at Cypress Dental may be able to help with a much simpler CPAP alterative in Covina. We have Covina sleep apnea treatments that may work for you.
When you come in to see Dr. Ismail Elsherif at Cypress Dental, he will be happy to check to see whether the CPAP alternative in Covina would work for you. Depending on the type of sleep apnea you have and the severity, a custom made dental appliance mouth guard may work just fine to keep your airway open and allow you to breathe better while you sleep. You see, the reason many people snore when they sleep is that their tongue slips back and blocks the airway. When that happens, they stop breathing for just a few seconds until their brain wakes them up to start breathing again. When Dr. Elsherif designs a custom dental mouth guard for them, it keeps the airway open and allows them to get a good night’s sleep.
If you or someone you know is a loud snorer and you want to look at a CPAP alternative in Covina, make an appointment with Dr. Elsherif at Cypress Dental by calling (626) 331-8041. We’ll be happy to help you get a good night’s sleep and help your family sleep well too.