Sleep Apnea

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Ways to Treat Sleep Apnea in Citrus Heights, CA

Dr. Robert Obregon provides custom-made oral appliances to treat obstructive sleep apnea effectively. Worn at night, mandibular advancement devices and similar appliances adjust the position of your jaw to prevent chronic obstruction of your airway during sleep. 

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder that temporarily blocks your airway while you rest. Snoring and gasping through the night are two noticeable symptoms, but the causes are not always clear. Individuals with sleep apnea usually have one of two types of the condition, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Central Sleep Apnea (CSA). 

OSA can be caused by genetically inherited issues like an abnormally small throat, but weight and age also contribute to the disorder. CSA is a neurological issue, where the brain is not effectively communicating with the respiratory system. Treating sleep apnea should be a high priority for people who have it because it can cause serious health problems. 

Research proves that sleep promotes optimal heart and mental health, while a lack of sufficient rest puts a strain on the cardiovascular system and increases stress levels exponentially. The most immediate issue, however, is how can interrupt how you enjoy daily life. Fatigue during the day, inability to focus, and trouble falling asleep at night can negatively impact your job and your relationships. 

Advantages of Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances

While some cases of sleep apnea require the use of a CPAP machine, most do not. Many sleep apnea patients have had trouble adjusting to a forced air method of relief like the CPAP machine. These patients have achieved better sleep quality and more control over this troublesome condition quickly after switching to treatment with an oral appliance. Dr. Obregon coordinates your diagnosis and sleep study with your primary care physician and has extensive experience in treating sleep apnea. He has helped many patients who either cannot tolerate CPAP or find too awkward.

A Simple Solution for a Complex Problem 

Oral appliance therapy can be used as an alternative to CPAP as well as in conjunction with the machine. Our devices travel well and won’t stop working when the power goes out.  

Learn More about Treating Sleep Apnea with without a CPAP in Citrus Heights, PA

Our Citrus Heights practice provides comprehensive services including effective sleep apnea treatment. If you have recently been diagnosed, or are having difficulty adjusting to your CPAP machine, call Dr. Obregon today!

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