You don’t feel like you’ve slept when you wake up in the morning. You are irritable and easily annoyed. You have trouble focusing on tasks at work or projects at home, and you doze off more often than you would like. You could have sleep apnea in Cupertino. Our team wants to help.
Apnea is a serious sleep disorder. Call us to make an appointment so we can help you get a better night’s sleep. Remember, if you’re a senior, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount on your sleep apnea treatment.
In the United States, an estimated 22 million people have sleep apnea, although most of them are not aware that they have it. CPAP therapy is often the first treatment option recommended to treat this condition. Yet half of all CPAP users will quit using their machines. CPAPs require wearing a mask while you sleep, which can be awkward or uncomfortable. They make noise, which some patients (or their partners) find disruptive. Some people also suffer from a dry mouth or throat since these machines work by forcing air into your airway so you can continue breathing.
As an alternative to a CPAP, we can create a custom-made oral appliance. It adjusts the position of your jaw to keep your airway open. Its advantages include:
Loud, persistent snoring is the most common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. This makes it difficult for people sleeping in the same room or even house to fall asleep and stay asleep, too. When you have this condition, your snoring is directly related to the reasons you stop breathing when you’re asleep. These breathing episodes can occur hundreds of times every night. People with severe sleep apnea stop breathing more than 30 times every hour!
We offer a convenient sleep test that you can use at home. Instead of going to a sleep lab, you can take the test in your own bed. A sleep doctor will analyze your results to determine whether you have this condition, and we can use our cone beam imaging system to find the obstruction causing it.
Having this sleep disorder doesn’t just affect you while you are sleeping. When left untreated, it can lead to sleep deprivation, which more than doubles your risk of being in a car accident. It also increases your likelihood of:
If you suspect that you have sleep apnea in Cupertino or you find a CPAP too troublesome to use, ask us about it at your next dental exam or make plans to visit Cupertino Family Dental. Schedule an appointment by contacting us online or by calling us.