Sleep Apnea Treatment –  West Hartford, CT, Avon CT

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Roughly 20 million Americans have sleep apnea, meaning no matter how many hours they spend in bed, they always wake up feeling tired and have to battle through exhaustion during the day. This condition can drastically reduce someone’s quality of life, but at Blue Back Dental, we’re able to offer a simple and proven solution for sleep apnea treatment that can literally fit into any pocket or purse.

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Why Choose Blue Back Dental for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

  • Custom Designed Appliances for Each Patient
  • Can Prevent Snoring
  • Viable Alternative to CPAP Therapy

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Man sitting up in bed with his hand over his face

There are multiple types of sleep apnea, but the most common one by far is Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA. When a person lies down, their airway becomes blocked by the tissues in the back of their throat, including the tongue. This forces the body to partially wake up several times throughout the night. As a result, a person doesn’t reach the deeper, restorative stages of sleep, which is why they feel tired even if they slept for seven to nine hours.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

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See Dr. Tim Holzhauer who is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep medicine and has trained extensively in dental sleep appliance therapy.  With oral appliance therapy, all you have to do is wear a small mouthguard to bed, and that’s it! We’ll design it so it fits comfortably and slightly shifts your lower jaw forward. This prevents your airway from closing. You’ll not only be able to sleep more deeply, but it can also help stop snoring, which can be great news for bed partners and families.