A good night’s sleep is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you snore audibly, wake up wheezing or short of breath, or feel fatigued throughout the day, you may unknowingly have sleep apnea. An astounding 30% of people struggle with this condition, and a shocking 95% of people with sleep apnea are never diagnosed. Additionally, sleep apnea has been discovered to reduce your life expectancy if not treated correctly.
Dr. Samadian, a leading comprehensive and advanced dentist in the San Francisco Bay Area, provides specialized treatments to relieve symptoms of sleep apnea and help you sleep better at night. With his approach, you can look forward to sleeping each night instead of dreading it.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that impacts 2%-4% of the adult population. It happens during sleep when the tongue and soft palate slip to the back of the throat and fully obstruct the airway.
This shuts off oxygen intake and makes it hard to breathe. Sleep apnea can disrupt your sleep and overall quality of life. If you are a man, overweight or obese, have a thicker neck, smoke, or experience nasal congestion, these factors can place you at a higher risk of developing this disease.
Believe it or not, someone with sleep apnea may wake 50 or more times per hour – almost once a minute! – without any recollection of it. Known as micro-arousals, these awakenings are disruptive and prevent you from getting restful and deep sleep.
If you are living with sleep apnea, treatment is crucial. Whether you have mild, moderate, or severe sleep apnea, you should see a doctor and treatment should be considered. It can help you dodge a variety of bothersome symptoms such as sleepiness or lack of energy throughout the day, morning headaches, disturbed sleep, forgetfulness, mood changes, and waking up with an extremely dry or sore throat. In addition, sleep disorder treatment may decrease your risk of serious future health complications like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
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First, you must be diagnosed with sleep apnea so you can move forward with a treatment plan. Clinical sleep studies can be expensive and uncomfortable, which is why Dr. Amin Samadian proudly offers an at-home sleep study. The at-home sleep study uses a sleep apnea machine to observe your breathing throughout the night. Sleep bruxism, or nocturnal teeth grinding, can also be diagnosed with this home sleep study. This study will provide Dr. Amin Samadian with a detailed, full-length report on your sleeping issues and help him design a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
The conventional sleep apnea treatment is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP machine, which raises the air pressure in your throat to prevent your airway from collapsing each time you inhale. Since many sleep apnea sufferers find CPAP machines to be bulky, uncomfortable, and loud, Dr. Amin Samadian offers an alternative sleep disorder treatment.
He often recommends oral appliances, which are comfortable, sleek, and efficient, to treat sleep apnea. The goal of an oral appliance is to shift your jaw forward to hold your airway open while you sleep and stop your tongue from falling to the back.
Once Dr. Samadian assesses your unique situation with an airway analysis with a dental cone beam CT, he can suggest the ideal appliance for your particular needs. Your appliance will be custom-designed for your mouth. Compared to a CPAP machine, an oral appliance is:
For mild cases of sleep apnea, particularly those involving Bruxism, a mouth guard, similar to a clear aligner, may be right for you. Wearing a nighttime mouth guard can permit your jaw to be tilted in an ideal breathing position so you can get a good night’s rest. Another treatment option for mild cases of sleep apnea is BOTOX injections.
If you have a severe case of sleep apnea, Dr. Amin Samadian may prescribe an oral appliance as well as a CPAP machine so that the CPAP settings can be reduced and you don’t have to deal with the trouble of using it on higher settings.
Sleep apnea treatment involves no pain. In fact, many patients report their oral appliances to be quite comfortable. Some even forget they are wearing them. They are a great alternative to CPAP machines, which are known to cause discomfort to sleep apnea patients. Using oral sleep devices most of the time changes the bite, so it’s definitely something to reflect on.
By undergoing sleep apnea treatment, you can expect a reduction in your symptoms, improved sleeping habits, and most importantly, a higher quality of life. Airway blockage treatment may be just what you need to reacquire the sleep you deserve.
*Individual Results May Vary
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