Sleep Apnea Treatment in Palmdale, CA
Do you find yourself waking up feeling more tired than before you went to sleep? Are you suffering from frequent migraines and having trouble staying focused throughout the day? You may have a sleeping disorder called sleep apnea. Our Palmdale dentist can help treat your sleep apnea to give you the good night’s sleep you deserve!
What Is Sleep Apnea?
There are two types of sleep apnea: central and obstructive. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be treated by dentists with the help of sleep apnea nightguards. OSA happens when the soft tissues and muscles in the back of the throat collapse during sleep and obstruct the airway. Questioning whether or not you have sleep apnea? In addition to completing a sleep study by a licensed professional, you can also be on the lookout for its most common signs and symptoms, which include:
- Chronic Snoring
- Dry Mouth or a Sore Throat
- Lack of Energy During the Day
- Mood Changes
- Waking Up Gasping for Air
Custom Sleep Apnea Nightguards
You may be wondering, how can my dentist treat my sleep apnea? Dentists can receive additional, extensive training to learn how to treat sleep apnea cases and create custom sleep apnea appliances to improve patients’ overall quality of life by helping them get much-needed rest. After receiving an OSA diagnosis and having difficulty adjusting to a CPAP machine, our skilled team and Palmdale dentist, Dr. Michael Giovannini, can hand craft a custom nightguard that repositions your jaw while you sleep. The mouthguard is adjusted periodically to slowly retrain your jaw to rest in a position that keeps your airway open while you sleep.