Are you searching for sleep apnea treatment in Thousand Oaks, CA? The amount of sleep we get can dictate many things in our lives such as our overall health and energy levels. When we do not get enough sleep, there are many factors that get impacted negatively.

It is estimated that nearly 30 million adults suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. This causes them to stop breathing for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute while sleeping. Looking for sleep apnea treatment near you? Contact Dr. Amy today!

Sleep Apnea Causes

When your muscles relax, the soft tissue can collapse in certain areas and block the airways. This causes the pauses in breathing and can lead to reduced amounts of oxygen getting to the brain. These breathing pauses cause a person to wake up abruptly, which disturbs sleep. Besides restless sleep, other sleep apnea causes include:

  • Chronic snoring
  • Gasping or choking sounds made while sleeping

Thousand Oaks, CA Sleep Apnea Treatment

Looking for sleep apnea remedies? A doctor can prescribe more involved procedures, but your sleep apnea dentist can help with a simple but effective mouth appliance. A sleep apnea mouthpiece works by aligning the jaw in a way that helps to keep the airway open. This helps to increase the size of the airway and also helps to prevent snoring. The mouthpiece is also very helpful for someone who also suffers from bruxism and/or TMJ disorder.

Ignoring obstructive sleep apnea and not dealing with it can cause a domino effect of disorders in the body including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic acid reflux
  • Erectile dysfunction

Severe sleep apnea left untreated could become life-threatening. Book a consultation with Dr. Amy in Thousand Oaks, CA today to discuss our Thousand Oaks sleep apnea remedies and treatment options.

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