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Sleep Apnea Treatment

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea, or obstructive sleep apnea,Sleep Apnea Beverly Hills is a dangerous and often frightening disorder, where the tongue obstructs the back of the throat and prevents air from entering the lungs during sleep. This condition results in a very low blood oxygen level, and can result in numerous additional physical and psychological medical problems. Patients with sleep apnea will often jolt awake to gasp for air, and have reported depression, trouble concentrating during the day, and constant fatigue.

Dangers of Sleep Apnea

The National Sleep Foundation reports that sleep apnea is directly linked to heart disease, and can even lead to an early death.

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

The first step to diagnosing and treating sleep apnea is to see a board certified sleep doctor, who will assess the severity of your condition. He or she may take a lateral Cephologram to determine the size of the airway in your throat, and then use a Pharyngometer to measure the volume of air that can travel through the airway.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

There are several ways to treat sleep apnea. When possible, our practice prefers to create an oral mouthguard that gently holds your lower jaw forward as you sleep. This, in turn, prevents your tongue from blocking the airway in your throat.

Get Help to Cure Sleep Apnea

If you’re concerned that sleep apnea is affecting your quality of life, please contact us immediately. We work closely with doctors who specialize in sleep disorders and cosmetic dentistry and can make a recommendation based on your specific needs.

Call 310.276.4537 today if you have any questions or comments, or to learn more about how we can help you.

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