Sleep Apnea Solutions
Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, and many of them are unaware of their condition. A potentially serious sleep disorder, sleep apnea interferes with healthy breathing patterns and can disrupt sleep throughout the night. It can also increase a person’s risk of other serious health problems, including heart disease and stroke. If you suffer from symptoms of sleep apnea, we offer comprehensive sleep apnea solutions that can help you rest easier.
While sleep apnea solutions can vary from person to person, lifestyle adjustments are often one of the first steps. A consultation can help us identify areas of concern that could be aggravating your condition. Certain over-the-counter and prescription medications can relax the airways and block breathing. Smoking and excess alcohol use are also common culprits. If you are overweight or obese, you may be at an increased risk of sleep apnea. Our goal is to restore regular breathing patterns and alleviate your symptoms, including loud snoring and daytime sleepiness.
Treating your sleep apnea may also improve your general health, particularly if you suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes. Once lifestyle factors have been addressed, we may recommend other sleep apnea solutions. Oral appliances are a popular treatment option because they are comfortable and easy to use. Oral appliances are custom made to fit the unique contours of your mouth. They are designed to adjust your jaw and your tongue to a healthy position and keep your airways open. Occasional adjustments may be necessary for continued improvement.
CPAP machines create continuous positive airway pressure. These are often recommended for patients with moderate or severe sleep apnea or for patients who do not experience relief using other treatments. CPAP can help eliminate snoring and sleep apnea symptoms by blowing air into the throat, which keeps the airways open throughout sleep. In some cases, patients may benefit from surgery if other treatments have not alleviated symptoms.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, our Los Angeles sleep apnea treatment dentist offers several sleep apnea solutions that can help you breathe easily, conquer snoring and enjoy your days more fully. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your consultation.
Disclaimer: Obviously, every patient’s case is different, and needs to be properly diagnosed and treated by a healthcare professional. Please see your healthcare professional or contact us for an appointment.