Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Los Angeles - Girl Are you sleepy when you wake up, feeling like you didn’t get a wink of sleep even though you went to bed on time? Do you find yourself unable to stay awake during the day? Are you irritable? Maybe you feel fuzzy, like you’re out of it, or can’t remember things very well. Is your sleep partner complaining about your snoring? If so, it could be you have one of the most common sleep disorders.

People who are struggling with problems such as daytime sleepiness and fatigue, loss of concentration or memory during the day, or who feel as though they are just not as well rested as they should be in the morning may be struggling with a condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that greatly affects the ability of an individual to reach the restorative cycle of sleep that helps men and women feel rested. This condition is the result of blocked airways, which can be caused by the tongue or a tight throat when you are sleeping. Sleep apnea can lead to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and an increased risk for obesity. Finding a sleep apnea cure may have become rather important to you.
There are several ways that sleep apnea can be addressed. The most form of medical therapy for this condition is CPAP, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. This therapy is based on, as suggested by the name, airway pressure. This pressure is supplied by a small air compressor machine that sits bedside. The patient must wear a small mask over his or her nose during sleep. The air pressure that comes through the hose passes through the airway, keeping it open even as the surrounding muscles relax.
In theory, CPAP therapy would seem very successful. The problem is that most patients are not compliant with prescribed wear. Understandably, with effects such as dry eyes, nose, and mouth, feelings of claustrophobia or embarrassment, and other uncomfortable situations. Many patients remove their mask while they are sleeping, completely unaware of doing so.
For patients who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy, there is an alternative. Oral appliance therapy, prescribed by your Los Angeles dentist, can restore comfort and healthy sleep. The first step in obtaining proper treatment is to confirm a sleep apnea diagnosis. Once this has been done, Dr. Mungcal can discuss the details of oral appliance therapy and design a custom-fitted appliance just for you. Like the CPAP machine, the oral appliance is worn while you sleep. It works by positioning the tongue and jaw properly and comfortably, keeping the airway unobstructed. Oral appliance therapy has a very high compliance rate due to its ease of use and comfortable, discreet design.
  • The oral appliance, also called a nightguard, requires no electricity so it is an excellent sleep apnea cure. You can take it anywhere – even camping!
  • The nightguard, used as a sleep apnea remedy, is less cumbersome and is easier to sleep with because it fits into your mouth. There is no bulky machine with an air hose attached to it and a mask that covers your nose and mouth on the other side.
  • There are less moving parts, so the nightguard as a sleep apnea cure is easier to maintain.
We are happy to answer your questions about sleep apnea and treatment option in our Los Angeles dental office. Schedule your visit with us today.

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