If you struggle to sleep well because of breathing challenges associated with sleep apnea, turn to Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence in Los Gatos, California. Board-certified dentist Ladan Sahabi, DDS, offers oral devices that treat sleep apnea, help you breathe easier, and allow you to sleep soundly. Schedule an evaluation by phone or online today to get started.
Sleep apnea, particularly obstructive sleep apnea, is a sleep disorder that negatively affects your breathing and sleep quality. Often caused by irregularities in your airway, sleep apnea reduces the steady intake of oxygen needed for your brain and body to function at its best.
Sleep apnea usually leads to snoring or periodic episodes of paused breathing. Treatment reduces bothersome symptoms of sleep apnea and improves your quality of life.
Sleep apnea can cause the following symptoms:
Untreated sleep apnea increases your risk of accidents, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart or liver problems, strokes, and other health complications.
While the cause isn’t entirely clear, obstructive sleep apnea is associated with the following risk factors:
Men are 2-3 times more likely to develop sleep apnea than women. Other risk factors include congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or other chronic conditions.
Adopting healthy habits may reduce your chance of having sleep apnea, but you can’t necessarily avoid it.
If your provider has diagnosed sleep apnea based on your symptoms, a medical exam, and a sleep study, see Dr. Sahabi at Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence for noninvasive treatment options. She offers a custom-fitted oral appliance that reduces airway obstruction, improves airflow, and treats apnea to help you sleep better and wake up well-rested.
The appliance works by repositioning your lower jaw or retaining your tongue, holding the airway open during sleep to give your brain the amount of oxygen it prefers.
Schedule an evaluation at Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence by phone or online today for relief from sleep apnea symptoms.