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Sleep Apnea FAQs

Sleep apnea is a serious and extremely common condition. Do you think you have sleep apnea? Learn everything your need to know about it below.

Many people snore during sleep. Usually, it is not something that you should be alarmed about unless it is affecting the quality of your sleep. This is when snoring becomes abnormal. You should contact our dentist at Prestige Dental in Pasadena if your snoring is excessively loud or accompanied with interrupted breathing.

If occasional snoring occurs, then it should not be something to worry about even though children should generally not snore. If your children snore frequently, it is appropriate for our experienced dentist at Prestige Dental to evaluate your child and decide if a specialist should be contacted.

Yes. Snoring occurs more often in men than women.

Snoring during sleep is usually caused by loose or weak tissue in the back of the throat that collapses during sleep. This tissue will flutter or vibrate in the air which creates the “snoring” sound. This problem may further be exacerbated by the presence of enlarged tonsils. If you or anyone you know has snoring that affects their quality of sleep, contact our experienced Pasadena dentist at Prestige Dental for treatment options.

Some people will snore more loudly than others simply because they were born with the characteristics needed to snore during sleep. These characteristics include body structure, mouth anatomy and those of the surrounding structures. Medication and alcohol also affect snoring.

Absolutely not. You should never stop breathing during sleep even if it’s just for a few seconds. Contact our Pasadena dentist as soon as possible if you or anyone you know stops breathing during sleep.

Sleep apnea is a condition where you airway becomes covered with tissues or your tongue during sleep. This is caused by abnormal muscle relaxation. Once the airway is covered, the individual ceases breathing. After this happens, oxygen levels in the body drop which prompts response mechanisms to activate and cause the individual to wake abruptly, gasping for air.
Restless sleep is often a result. If you think you have sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with our dentist at our Pasadena dental office today for an evaluation.

Yes. Sleep apnea is a very serious condition that is often linked to other conditions like heart disease, increased risk of stroke, high blood pressure, depression and more. If you think you have sleep apnea, call our Pasadena dentist today for a consultation.

One of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea is excessive daytime sleepiness. Other symptoms include insomnia, frequent headaches or migraines, loud snoring, waking up with an extremely dry throat, restless sleep and forgetfulness. Call our dentist at Prestige Dental in Pasadena today if you have any of these symptoms.

Sleep apnea can be treated with lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, breathing devices, surgery or a combination of these. The goal of sleep apnea treatment is to restore regular breathing during sleep and to also relieve symptoms during sleep and improve your overall quality of sleep.

Sleep apnea can often go undiagnosed because people are simply unaware that the condition exists nor are they aware of its symptoms. Properly diagnosing the condition is imperative for sleep apnea treatment, which is why we strongly recommend that if you think you may have sleep apnea and present minor symptoms that you contact our Pasadena dentist. As they say, it is better to be “safe” than “sorry”. Usually, the condition is diagnosed by careful examination followed by a special sleep study test.

Weight can have a direct impact on snoring and sleep apnea. Many individuals who suffer from sleep apnea are overweight or obese. The severity of sleep apnea can fluctuate as weight is gained or lost.

Losing weight can impact the severity of sleep apnea greatly and can even make it go away completely. If an individual that is diagnosed with sleep apnea is overweight or obese, weight loss is often encourage in addition to traditional treatment methods. Call our dentist in Pasadena for more information.

Many insurance policies cover sleep apnea treatment. If you are unsure, we suggest that you contact your insurance company directly for more information on your specific policy and what it covers. You may also contact us at Prestige Dental and we will be happy to contact your insurance company and assist you.

Our Pasadena dentist believes that your health should never carry a price tag. For this reason, Dr. Bouzoghlanian at Prestige Dental in Pasadena has flexible payment options through credit programs to help accommodate your payments accordingly so that you can always put your health first. Call us today!

 

 

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