Question: Are there any devices that help to reduce or eliminate snoring?
Dr. Hibberd’s answer:
There are several orthodontic devices that can be used in certain cases at night to alleviate snoring. Your dentist can usually help you here. Over-the-counter nasal bands have helped some people.
The real concern, of course, is sleep apnea. Classic sleep apnea is usually managed with CPAP therapy — short for continuous positive airway pressure — a particular type of breathing therapy that keeps airways open at night. Untreated sleep apnea patients have increased risks of sudden death and heart problems.
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