How Do You Treat Sleep Apnea?

Do you have trouble sleeping? Many people with issues sleeping actually suffer from a disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Fortunately, we have treatment options that provide comfortable and non-invasive solutions for OSA for our Woodland Hills, CA, patients.

Try Our Quiz on Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

  1. True or False: OSA leads to serious complications over time.
  2. True or False: Chronic snoring may be a warning sign.
  3. True or False: An oral appliance addresses OSA.
  4. True or False: You can make positive changes to your sleep habits.

Answer Key

  1. True. Without treatment, sleep apnea only grows more severe and has been linked to high blood pressure and a greater risk of stroke, heart attack, depression, and falling asleep behind the wheel. Don’t let a common sleep disorder impact your overall health and quality of life, talk to your dentist!
  2. True. The disorder involves soft tissue collapsing and cutting off airflow for brief periods in the times, causing patients to be worn multiple times. Patients with the disorder often experience chronic snoring, dry mouth in the mornings, and episodes at night of waking up gasping for breath or choking. Patients also report headaches, daytime drowsiness, moodiness, and difficulty concentrating on tasks at work or school. If any of these possible symptoms applies to your experience, then contact us today for a diagnosis.
  3. True. An oral appliance looks like a nightguard and is worn as you sleep. The device repositions the jaw, moving it forward to prevent the collapse of soft issues. You avoid apneic episodes and your airways remain open and unencumbered throughout the night.
  4. True. To rest easier, we suggest sleeping on your side instead of your back. We also suggest avoiding screens right before bed, as well as caffeine, alcohol, and large meals in the two hours before bedtime. A regular sleep schedule, which means going to bed and waking up at the same times daily, also helps.

Talk To Woodland Hills Dental Arts About Sleep Apnea

Our team wants to help patients with sleep apnea rest easier with our custom-made oral appliances. Schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA, today at (818) 347-5124. We also proudly work with patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all other surrounding areas.