Oral/Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Oral/Dental appliances are designed to open the airway
by suspending the tissues that are responsible for most of the obstruction;
namely the tongue. Since the
tongue is attached to the under surface of the jaw, moving the jaw forward
restricts the tongue's ability to fall back into the Oral Pharynx.
This concept is not new.
It is taught to you if you have ever take a CPR course (Cardiopulmonary
resuscitation) or watched an anesthesiologist put someone to sleep.
CPAP does the very same thing but instead of changing the jaw
position it uses air pressure to support the tongue forward.
The Nusleep appliance is a custom device designed to advance your tongue without causing jaw discomfort. It is fully adjustable and but requires a professionql to properly fit it.