Obstructive sleep apnea can be treated with snore and sleep solutions from your Sacramento dentist
Every night, millions of Americans lose sleep to obstructive sleep apnea. Many of those people don’t even know they have the condition. Drs. Adams and their team are experienced in identifying and treating the condition.
Most people with obstructive sleep apnea do not think they have a serious condition, but rather simply think that they snore a lot. There is a major difference between snoring and sleep apnea. Patients with regular snoring are still breathing. When apneic events occur in someone with sleep apnea, breathing actually pauses. For many, this can occur hundreds of times during the night, resulting in very poor rest.
The standard treatment for sleep apnea has been a CPAP machine. The device forces air into the airway to keep it open. Patients are required to wear a mask while they sleep. The CPAP machine can be loud and uncomfortable, which makes compliance low. When used correctly, CPAP machines are very effective, however many patients have difficulty with them.
At our Sacramento office, we offer an alternative to CPAP. Oral appliance therapy can provide proven results without having to use a loud, uncomfortable machine. We’ve helped many people enjoy a proper night’s rest with these custom appliances.
Many patients have inquired about over-the-counter oral appliances that promise to relieve symptoms of sleep apnea. While the convenience of these devices can be tempting, they are one-size-fits-all and not specifically tailored to your individual oral structure. In most cases, over-the-counter devices do not deliver the same results as custom oral appliances.
If you think your lack of sleep goes beyond snoring, our team can determine if you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. We have years of experience in diagnosing and successfully treating the condition. Call our team at (916) 999-1302.