Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA
Help for Sleep Apnea Sufferers
Do you have obstructive sleep apnea? Some people aren’t aware of just how potentially dangerous their loud snoring could be. It could be doing more than just robbing your partner of a restful sleep!
Is Snoring a Problem for You?
Snoring might only seem to be bothersome your significant other but it could also be a symptom of a serious medical condition that could even be life-threatening. About 40 % of American adults snore by the age of 40 and a good portion could be neglecting a serious medical issue. Snoring might be obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and it needs to be addressed. Some of the common side-effects of obstructive sleep apnea include :
- Periods where you briefly stop breathing through the night
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Restless sleep with frequent waking
- Difficulty concentrating
- Poor memory Irritability Impotence
If you have been told you snore and you have experienced the above symptoms, it’s important to act.
Sleep Apnea Has Risks
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) affects more than 20 million Americans. Untreated, it could lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, and other destructive problems. It has also been linked to diabetes, insulin resistance, and obesity. Because it robs you of restful sleep, it could also result in potential risks when driving a vehicle or operating machinery.
Integrative Dental Arts: Help for Snoring and OSA
If you have already have been diagnosed with mild or moderate sleep apnea, you could be a good candidate for a dental sleep apnea appliance. We can help. Our Agoura Hills dental health clinic can help you whether you are dealing with loud but benign snoring or if you have obstructive sleep apnea. We offer oral sleep apnea devices that can make a dramatic difference.
Sleep Apnea Treatment | Dental Oral Appliances
Of the variety of treatment options available to those experiencing OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), the one which has been receiving the most attention recently is a dental appliance designed to help prevent breathing obstruction by keeping the tongue and jaw better positioned throughout the night. Most people find that this is a much more preferable option versus a CPAP machine. Your individual situation will dictate which approach might be best for you.
Is a Sleep Apnea Appliance Right for Me?
Consider making an appointment with Dr. Kathleen Carson at Integrative Dental Arts to discuss your options. Contact us today at (818) 889-0400 to for a complimentary sleep apnea consultation.