Many lifestyle factors, such as alcohol consumption or obesity, can contribute to developing obstructive sleep apnea. But one factor that is out of the control of many people is the shape of the inside of their mouth. The right application of myofunctional therapy can help you adjust and adapt to your oral cavity and resolve your sleep apnea symptoms. Let Dr. Krish help you get back to a good night’s sleep.
How your muscles function contributes heavily to how your bones are shaped and how large they grow. Repeated movement will stimulate bone growth. Move your muscles in unhealthy ways enough, and your bones will adapt accordingly. The results can be highly counterproductive, leaving you with a narrow jaw or airway, and therefore more susceptible to developing sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea.
Myofunctional therapy is designed to counteract this by putting your muscles to work to improve how your jaw and airway function. Over time, myofunctional therapy can help stimulate your body to reshape your jaws and airway to accommodate your muscles’ different shape and size. And improved muscle tone in your facial and oral muscles can better support your airway, reducing the risk of upper palate collapse at night that triggers snoring.
Contact us today to learn how Dr. Krish can prescribe myofunctional therapy to help you get on the road to a complete cure of obstructive sleep apnea.