Treatment for Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Sleep Apnea Treatment in La Jolla
Do you feel tired, stressed or moody during the day? You may not be sleeping as well as you should, thanks to a common and commonly underdiagnosed condition known as sleep apnea. Patients who struggle with sleep apnea stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer while asleep. As a result sleep apnea patients wake up frequently in order to breathe.Not every patient wakes up completely though. Some sleep apnea patients only move to a lighter stage of sleep. As a result not everyone struggling with sleep apnea is aware of their condition.
What Causes Sleep Apnea?
There are different forms of sleep apnea, but the most common is known as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In patients who struggle with OSAS the cause can be linked to the patient’s tongue or lower jaw. During sleep, the tongue or lower jaw relaxes blocking air’s passage to the lungs. As a result, the patient stops breathing. This blockage can also cause snoring which is one of the primary symptoms of sleep apnea.
Oral Appliance Therapy
If you struggle with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, Dr. Sabourin can help treat it with a custom-made oral appliance. Oral appliance therapy is an effective alternative to therapy with CPAP. The custom-made appliance will reposition your tongue and lower jaw so that air can easily get to the lungs. As a result, this custom-made oral appliance will treat your snoring as well, so that you may enjoy a better quality of sleep.
We are ready to schedule your treatment for a Sleep Apnea Appliance with Dr. Sabourin! Call us today so that we may coordinate this appointment! We are honored to serve discriminating patients from across San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Poway, Encinitas, East County, across the country and around the world.