Many people with sleep apnea don't know they have a problem until the symptoms begin to affect their health and general quality of life. When you have sleep apnea (but don't know it), you might find yourself wondering why you feel so exhausted and sleepy throughout the day, even if you go to bed or early and get a full's night sleep. Or you might have trouble concentrating and focusing at work, feel moody and irritable for no reason, or wake up with headaches, or a dry mouth or sore throat. Sleep apnea disrupts your breathing throughout the night, so even if you sleep for eight hours, your body doesn't get the full benefits because your sleep cycle is actually being interrupted many times throughout the night.
Many people live with sleep apnea for years without realizing they have a problem, usually until a sleeping partner observes the pauses in breathing, or they seek treatment for an issue like chronic snoring which is a common symptom of sleep apnea. If you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea, the dentists at New Smile Dental Group Dr. Navasart Kazazian and Dr. Apel Keuroghlian offer treatment options in Glendale, CA.
Sleep Apnea Treatment in Glendale, CA
When you have sleep apnea, the muscles in your throat become relaxed and cause a partial obstruction of your airway that temporarily disrupts the flow of air. This can happen dozens of times throughout the night, without the person fully waking up.
There are two main types of sleep apnea:
Obstructive sleep apnea - when the muscles that control breathing relax on their own and temporarily block the airway (the most common form of sleep apnea)
Central sleep apnea - caused by a malfunction with the signals the brain sends to the muscles that control breathing
Sleep apnea can be managed with oral appliances and devices that help to keep your airway open throughout the night and ensure that you get enough oxygen.
Find a Dentist in Glendale, CA
For more information about the symptoms and treatment options for sleep apnea, contact New Smile Dental Group by calling (818) 547-4398 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kazazian or Dr. Keuroghlian today!