Sleep Apnea and Its Treatment Options

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, and many of them do not know they have it. If you snore loudly or chronically, if you feel sleepy during the daytime and if you regularly wake up with a headache or sore throat, you may have sleep apnea. Our Huntington Beach dentist can help you determine the best treatments to help you get relief from your symptoms as well as a better night’s sleep.

1. Lifestyle changes
A healthy lifestyle can go a long way towards alleviating symptoms of sleep apnea, and it may be enough to resolve mild sleep apnea. Lifestyle changes may include increased exercise, weight loss, medication chances, smoking cessation and reduced alcohol consumption.

2. Sleep apnea oral appliance
Oral appliances are easy-to-use devices that fit into the mouth like a mouth guard but are designed to keep the airways open while you sleep.

3. Sleep apnea machine
A machine may be one of the most common treatments for sleep apnea. These machines use air pressure to maintain open airways. They can be used alone or with oral appliances or other treatments to achieve the best results.

Call us to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in sleep apnea in Huntington Beach.

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