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Anti snoring mouthguard

Sleep apnea is a condition that can cause loud snoring and disrupts breathing during sleep. People with sleep apnea often have trouble staying asleep and may wake up feeling tired.

There are two main types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA). Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax and block the airway. Central sleep apnea is caused by a problem with the brain signals that control breathing.

Mouthguards are one treatment option for mild to moderate cases of OSA. Mouthguards help keep the airway open by bringing the lower jaw forward. This prevents the tongue from blocking the airway.

Mouthguards are typically made of soft, pliable materials that are comfortable to wear. They can be custom-fit by a dentist or purchased over-the-counter.

Mouthguards are a safe and effective treatment for OSA. However, they may not be suitable for everyone. Talk to your doctor about whether a mouthguard is right for you.