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Snoring is often treated as a joke, yet the annoying noise can be a sign that you have a serious disorder called sleep apnea. Our Glendale, CA, dentists, Dr. Navasart Kazazian and Dr. Apel Keuroghlian of New Smile Dental Group, discuss sleep apnea and explain how a simple dental device can ease your symptoms.
 
What is sleep apnea?
 
Sleep apnea occurs when you experience many breathing pauses during the night. Although each pause usually only lasts a few seconds, the cumulative effect of all of those pauses can deprive your brain of needed oxygen. The disorder can occur if the walls of your throat become too relaxed while you sleep or your tongue blocks your airway. If you don't receive treatment for the disorder, you may be more likely to develop diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke or a heart attack.

 

How can I tell if I have sleep apnea?

Although a sleep study is the only way to determine the cause of your symptoms, sleep apnea may be a possibility if:

  • You wake up during the night. Gasping or choking often occur when you stop breathing. Although these actions restart your breathing, they also tend to wake you.
  • You're constantly exhausted. Even if you don't recall gasping or choking, you may still feel tired during the day due to lack of sleep.
  • You're in a bad mood. Sleep deprivation can make you feel grouchy and irritable.
  • You have trouble concentrating. Lack of sleep can also make concentration difficult. The problem may not only cause problems at work or school, but might affect your ability to drive safely.

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How is sleep apnea treated?

If you're diagnosed with sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend that you use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. The machine sends a steady stream of air into your airway, preventing it from closing. Unfortunately, CPAP machines aren't a comfortable option for everyone. Some people can't adjust to wearing a mask, while others find the machine too noisy.

Luckily, our Glendale office offers another way to treat sleep apnea. We can fit you with a special device that's worn over your teeth while you sleep. The device moves your jaw forward, which opens your airway and prevents your tongue from falling against your airway.

Sleep apnea treatment can help you protect your health. If you suffer from the disorder, call our Glendale, CA, dentists, Dr. Kazazian and Dr. Keuroghlian of New Smile Dental Group, at (818) 547-4398 to schedule an appointment.

For more information about sleep apnea,
contact New Smile Dental Group in Glendale, CA at (818) 547-4398.

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