Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment in Palo Alto
Palo Alto Dentist Dr. A Heidari Can Help With Your Sleep Apnea Condition!
Which of These Applies to You?
- I snore loudly
- I often feel tired or fatigued during the daytime
- I unexpectedly fall asleep during the day
- Someone has observed that my breathing has stopped during sleeping
- I have high blood pressure
- I am overweight
- I am over 50 years old
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a surprisingly common condition with symptoms including loss of sleep, loud snoring and bad headaches. According to Palo Alto dentist Dr. Heidari, the single most common cause of sleep apnea is a narrowing of your airways as you sleep, which limits the supply of oxygen to the brain. This happens because the muscles that control the tongue start to relax, which makes the tongue fall into the back of the throat and block your breathing.
People who suffer from sleep apnea may also arise from their REM sleep without actually completely waking up, giving them the illusion that they enjoyed a full night of sleep but not giving them any of its actual benefits. Many individuals will find themselves confused as to why they wake up in the morning still feeling completely exhausted.
Dr. Heidari has treated hundreds of patients who have already been diagnosed with OSA and have tried the CPAP machine, only to find they were CPAP intolerant due to the following issues:
- The mask leaks or doesn’t fit properly
- Uncomfortable straps and headgear
- The device restricts movement
- The device is noisy and disturbs sleep for the patient and their partner
- Latex allergies
- Gas and bloating from air in the stomach
Our Solution – Oral Appliance Therapy
We can help with the treatment of mild to moderate forms of sleep apnea by fitting our patients with a custom oral appliance. Oral appliances are most effective when treating mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea although they do help treat patients with severe sleep apnea condition who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy.
If you are waking up tired, suddenly awaken by your own snoring, or experiencing headaches and fatigue, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. We encourage you to give us a call at 650.327.7525 or send an email to APPT@PaloAltoDentistry.com. We look forward to helping you solve your sleep apnea-related challenges.
Our Other Locations
Our Dental office Serving San Jose, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Saratoga
If you are in or around San Jose, please visit our San Jose Sleep Apnea page or call our office at 408.999.0444. We’re happy to answer any of your questions.
Our Dental Office Serving in Aptos, Santa Cruz, Soquel and Capitola
We also offer periodontal and gum disease therapy in Aptos, Santa Cruz, Capitola and Soquel. Please visit our Aptos Sleep Apnea page or call our office there at 831.688.6531 for more information.