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Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Quality Sleep is Important for Good Health

Sleep Apnea Dental Care El Cajon CAJust like water and food are basic necessities that you need on a continual basis, so is sleep. Restful sleep lets your body regenerate for the energy it needs for the coming day.

All the stress you experience throughout the day has an effect on your heart. It needs to decompress from all the tension and strain placed upon it during waking hours. Deep sleep lets your heart slow down to release all the pressure. This restful state lets your whole body and brain revitalize to start a new day with vitality. Having sufficient rest helps to curb other health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and memory loss.

Lack of sound sleep adds to the potential of having a heart attack, stroke, or other severe condition. Even death can occur when the problem is chronic.

What Snoring Can Mean about Your State of Health

Snoring is often a precursor to another health concern called sleep apnea. With this condition, the air flowing from lungs to mouth and nose is obstructed. As less oxygen enters the lungs, the quality of sleep is poor. Patients often wake up after a full eight hours of sleep feeling very unrested.

Sleep apnea can lead to elevated blood pressure, which puts one at a risk for heart disease and stroke. Deprivation from sufficient rest can diminish the functioning of your brain, add to the release of stress hormones, and cause depression. Insufficient sleep can even cause premature death.

We have a solution that is easy to use and very effective in eliminating the problem of snoring and obstructed breathing. We make and fit patients for an oral appliance that stops snoring and allows both you and your partner to have a good night's rest.

An Oral Appliance that Replaces the CPAP Device

Oral Appliance Replaces CPAP for Sleep ApneaFor some time now, the solution to sleep apnea has been the CPAP device. CPAP, or Continuous Positive Air Pressure, is a device that pumps air into the nose and mouth of the patient through a mask worn during sleep. Although it provides sufficient oxygen and correct breathing patterns, most patients find wearing a mask while sleeping is uncomfortable.

Our doctors have a small, easy to insert and remove, acrylic appliance that resembles a mouthguard or orthodontic retainer. It works by repositioning your tongue and jaw to keep the air passage to your lungs open. Success rates have been high, and patients are pleased with its comfort and small size that makes it easy to take when traveling.

Snoring and sleep apnea don't have to fill your nights. Give us a call today at (619) 442-8841 for a no cost/no obligation consultation.