Snoring can be a sign of a serious health issue. Our family dentists in San Diego can help!
Millions of people are affected by this disorder. If you're one of them, we have solutions.
Sleep apnea is a disorder affecting millions of people, sometimes with severe consequences. In fact, it's estimated sleep apnea contributes to 450,000 deaths per year!
What causes sleep apnea? When you sleep, your throat and jaw muscles relax allowing your tongue to block your airway.
As a result, you may stop breathing while you sleep multiple times throughout the night. This keeps much-needed oxygen from reaching your brain, causing your heart to work harder.
Sleep apnea is experienced by both adults and children!
There are many warning signs for sleep apnea. Chronic, loud snoring is one of the most obvious symptoms. Others to watch for include:
Do you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms? Then you'll be glad to know that we offer a safe, effective treatment for sleep apnea, using a custom-crafted oral appliance that opens up your airway as you sleep!
If you're tired of the dreaded CPAP machine, our dentists will work closely with your physician to help treat sleep apnea with a modern and comfortable solution: oral appliance therapy.
Often, treatment for sleep apnea uses a CPAP machine, which involves wearing an oxygen mask while you sleep. Many complain the mask is uncomfortable, and the machine is noisy and disruptive to their sleep. An oral appliance is comfortable to wear and will not disrupt your sleep - or others.
If you are snoring or gasping for breath while you sleep, oral appliance treatment will put a stop to it! You and your family will all be able to get a better night’s sleep and feel well rested in the morning.
Using an oral appliance has many benefits. It boosts your metabolism and energy levels, ensures mental clarity, improves your sense of well-being, and protects your overall health.
Frequently Asked Questions
If sleep apnea is left untreated, it can have serious and life-shortening consequences. Many dangerous medical conditions are associated with sleep apnea, including:
Yes, it can! Certain factors can affect the severity of sleep apnea. Some you can control, some you can't. These include:
Yes, you could. Many people are not aware of the fact their breathing is being interrupted while they sleep or they are snoring.
Often, it's a sleeping partner who will let you know of your nightly habits. Those who live alone may have no idea!
If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, talk with your doctor about having a sleep study done. Then, talk with our dentists about oral appliance therapy.
If you said "yes" to any of these questions, you might be suffering from sleep apnea. Download our FREE eBook to learn more!
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