The Key to a Good Night’s Sleep In Walnut Creek
Do you awaken with a foggy-headed feeling that you just can’t shake? Have you been told that you snore? Do you constantly feel that you need a nap? You may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a potentially dangerous condition characterized by lapses in breathing while you sleep. Walnut Creek CA dentists Dr. Hani Jabbour and Dr. Julie Kwon offer non-invasive, non-CPAP sleep apnea treatment to make breathing a whole lot easier and mornings a little more bearable!
What causes sleep apnea?
Narrow airways, excess weight, and tissues that fall in on themselves when relaxed can contribute to OSA. Sufferers often snore, too, as air tries to push through compromised passageways. OSA suffers may experience hundreds of lapses in breathing per night, with each episode lasting 10 seconds or more. When the brain senses a lack of oxygen, it tells the body to wake up and breathe.
Many OSA sufferers don’t know that they have it. They just know that they feel irritable, fatigued, and have trouble concentrating during the day.
Is sleep apnea harmful?
In can be. The stress placed on the body due to a lack of restful slumber can put you at risk for accidents while driving or in the workplace. Additionally, OSA can increase the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and depression.
How is sleep apnea treated?
The dentists at Kwon & Jabbour give Walnut Creek OSA sufferers the relief they deserve. A small, custom-fitted oral appliance holds the jaw in an optimal position to maintain airflow and promote healthy breathing throughout the night. You’ll sleep better, and you may stop snoring, too! Oral appliance therapy to treat OSA is safe, effective, and may the right choice for you.
Call our Walnut Creek CA dentist’s office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kwon or Dr. Jabbour.