Myofunctional therapy for sleep apnea

Sleep apnea and chronic snoring are more than just nightly disturbances; they can significantly impact overall health and quality of life. If you or a loved one struggles with sleep-related breathing disorders, it’s time to consider the power of myofunctional therapy. At Why Myo Matters, we are dedicated to helping individuals overcome these challenges and achieve a restful night’s sleep, improving their overall well-being.

The Impact of Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Sleep apnea and snoring are prevalent conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. Sleep apnea, characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep, can have severe consequences. These interruptions can lead to daytime fatigue, impaired cognitive function, and an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Snoring, often dismissed as a mere annoyance, can also be a sign of underlying issues. It results from the relaxation of throat muscles during sleep, leading to obstructed airways. Frequent snoring not only disrupts your sleep patterns, but can also strain relationships with sleep-deprived partners.

How Myofunctional Therapy Can Help

Myofunctional therapy focuses on addressing the root causes of sleep apnea and snoring. It targets the muscles of the mouth, tongue, and throat to promote proper alignment, strength, and coordination. By retraining these muscles, myofunctional therapy aims to improve the function of the upper airway and decrease the severity of sleep-related breathing disorders.

At Why Myo Matters, our certified myofunctional therapists work closely with clients to design personalized treatment plans. These plans incorporate a series of exercises and techniques to strengthen the muscles, encourage proper tongue posture, and improve swallowing patterns. As a non-invasive and drug-free approach, myofunctional therapy offers a safe and effective solution for sleep apnea and snoring.

The Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy:

1. Improved Sleep Quality: Myofunctional therapy can reduce sleep disruptions caused by sleep apnea and snoring, leading to more restful and rejuvenating sleep.

2. Enhanced Breathing: By strengthening the upper airway muscles, myofunctional therapy helps maintain open airways, enabling easier breathing during sleep.

3. Increased Energy and Alertness: With better sleep, individuals experience increased daytime energy, improved focus, and enhanced cognitive function.

4. Healthier Relationships: Minimizing snoring not only benefits your health, but also fosters healthier relationships with bed partners.

5. Long-Term Results: Myofunctional therapy addresses the root causes, providing lasting benefits and reducing the need for invasive interventions like surgery or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines.

Sleep apnea and snoring are not issues to be taken lightly, as they can have serious consequences for your health and well-being. Myofunctional therapy offers a natural and effective approach to overcome these challenges and enjoy a good night’s sleep.

If you or a loved one are struggling with sleep apnea or chronic snoring, contact us at Why Myo Matters today. Our dedicated team of certified myofunctional therapists are here to help you on your journey to better sleep and improved well-being. Take the first step towards a healthier life. Sleep well, live well.

Myofunctional Therapist Lacey Biviano

Meet the Myofunctional Therapist

Lacey Biviano RDH, OMT

Lacey Biviano has been practicing dental hygiene for 20 years, while Lacey still enjoys clinical hygiene, she felt drawn to learn something new. It was during her research of other ways to help patients and continue her career that Lacey discovered myofunctional therapy. She is passionate about how myofunctional therapy is a mix of her passion for holistic ideas in dentistry with practical progressive methods.