Improve Your Wellbeing and Quality of Life with Sleep Apnea Therapy
Are you one of the estimated 22 million people in America who suffer from sleep apnea? Perhaps you have been diagnosed and are looking for an alternative to CPAP therapy. Or you may be one of the many undiagnosed individuals experiencing extreme fatigue and other symptoms but unsure of the cause. Sleep apnea can have a profoundly negative impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing. Fortunately, for many, a small oral appliance from Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental Care in Burbank, California, can dramatically improve your symptoms and quality of life.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep-disordered breathing includes a spectrum of sleep conditions. Individuals may experience symptoms such as heavy snoring, airflow resistance, and complete cessation of breathing (apnea).
When we breathe, oxygen enters the nose and mouth, passes through the throat, and ends up in the lungs. During sleep, your body will begin to relax, and the area in the back of the throat can collapse, temporarily blocking the airway. When this occurs multiple times an hour, an individual is said to have sleep apnea.
Health implications of sleep apnea
In addition to extreme daytime fatigue, sleep apnea can cause a range of health problems. Individuals with sleep apnea often never reach deep REM sleep, essential for resting and revitalizing the body. Here are some of the issues often linked to sleep apnea:
- Heart disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Acid Reflux
Treatment options for sleep apnea
CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is one of the most common treatments for sleep apnea. The machine delivers air pressure through a mask while sleeping to keep the airway open. While effective, compliance with CPAP treatment is often low due to noise and discomfort.
We offer an alternative to CPAP treatment with the use of an oral appliance. This sleep apnea mouthguard is custom fabricated to fit snugly in the mouth and keep the lower jaw in a forward position to prevent airway blockage.
Sleep better with oral appliance therapy in Burbank
At Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental in Burbank, CA, we can help you sleep better, eliminate symptoms, and improve your wellness with oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea. To learn more, give us a call at (818) 918-5533.