Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you wake up frequently or keep your partner up with your snoring, you might have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder characterized by the frequent cessation of breathing. There are three types of sleep apnea:
OSA is by far the most common type of sleep apnea. It most often affects males over the age of 40 who are also overweight. However, anyone of any sex, age, or weight can have sleep apnea.
What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
The most common symptom of sleep apnea is loud snoring, but there are several other signs.
What Happens if Sleep Apnea Is Left Untreated?
Repeated oxygen and sleep deprivation are tough on your health. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to:
Fatigue can also cause serious accidents at work or driving.
How Sleep Apnea Is Treated
There are several sleep apnea treatment options. Lifestyle adjustments, weight loss, exercise, and new sleeping positions can reduce the effects of sleep apnea. In extreme cases, sleep apnea is treated with surgery. The most common treatment for all types of sleep apnea is the CPAP machine. With a CPAP, the patient wears a breathing mask connected to a respirator device to bed. The machine facilitates consistent breathing by pumping air into the airways.
The CPAP leaves many wondering whether there's an easy way to treat sleep apnea. The answer is yes. A small oral appliance that's worn while sleeping can, can decrease the symptoms and treat OSA. This night guard device is custom-made to fit the patient perfectly. It's designed to hold the jaw in the proper position that naturally opens your airway for better breathing and helps prevent soft tissues from collapsing and hindering breath. Most sleep apnea devices are covered 100% by your PPO medical insurance and our office will preauthorize each case prior to treatment so you are informed of any out of pocket expense.
Enjoy Restful Nights with a Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance from Our Orange, CA Dentists
If you've been diagnosed with OSA, then a sleep apnea oral appliance can help you resolve your drowsiness and other symptoms, help your family sleep better, and safeguard your health. To learn more about sleep apnea treatments or to schedule a sleep apnea appointment, contact Christopher J. Fotinos Cosmetic & General Dentistry today.
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