Sleep Apnea Treatment Glendale
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is associated with pauses in breathing during sleep. These pauses occur when the airways become blocked by tissues at the back of the throat. When your breathing pauses, your blood oxygen level drops, which reduces the amount of oxygen reaching your heart, brain and other organs. Your brain responds to this drop in oxygen and briefly rouses you to reopen your airways. If you snore loudly or have snoring that is punctuated by pauses in breathing and choking or gasping for air, you may have sleep apnea. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale sleep apnea treatment expert, can help.
About 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, which can be a life-threatening condition. If you have sleep apnea, you may be at an increased risk of impaired concentration, depression, irritability, morning headaches, memory loss, dry mouth, sore throat, decreased sex drive, hypertension, congestive heart failure and heart attack. You may even be more prone to serious accidents, including car accidents. Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in sleep apnea treatment in Glendale, offers oral appliance therapy as a front-line treatment for sleep apnea.
Glendale Sleep Apnea Treatment
Oral appliances are small devices that fit just like an orthodontic retainer or sports mouth guard. They keep the tongue and the soft tissues of the throat from collapsing into your airway as you sleep. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale sleep apnea treatment expert, will evaluate you and select the most appropriate oral appliance for your needs. We monitor your treatment and progress and will make necessary adjustments for the most comfortable sleep apnea treatment possible. Follow-up sleep studies may be recommended to ensure the continued success of treatment. Lifestyle changes that include medication adjustments, increased exercise, a balanced diet and good sleep hygiene may also be a beneficial part of your treatment plan.
Dr. Martirosyan is a skilled practitioner of oral appliance therapy and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Contact us today to find out more about sleep apnea or to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in sleep apnea treatment in Glendale.
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