See your dentist for CPAP intolerance in Brentwood CA

Many adults who snore nightly have more going on than they may think. Chronic snoring may be just that, or it may be obstructive sleep apnea. The difference is simple and can be detected when you know what to look for. When a person has obstructive sleep apnea, he or she will snore loudly, but will also have moments in which no sounds are made. In these moments, breathing has paused.

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious condition that can be treated medically with CPAP therapy. This form of treatment consists of wearing a small mask during sleeping hours. This mask sends pressurized air through the airway, keeping it open against the weight of relaxed muscles. When complied with, CPAP therapy can be very beneficial. Due to a variety of side effects, however, up to half of the patients prescribed this treatment do not follow instructions for use.

Sleep position and obstructive sleep apnea

Some people who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea are able to minimize the effects of their condition by sleeping in certain positions. Improvement is more likely for those who tend to sleep on their back when breathing issues occur. For these people, a change to side-sleeping posture may keep the airway from collapsing or the tongue from blocking airflow. The side-sleeping position may be maintained by placing pillows behind the back. If the side-sleeping position does not stop episodes of apnea, alternative forms of therapy should be sought.

Your dentist may have a solution for CPAP intolerance

Men and women in the Brentwood, CA area who struggle with obstructive sleep apnea may find the best solution in the office of Dr. Jamil Alkhoury. At Brentwood Family Dental, we recognize the interaction between the various parts of oral and facial anatomy. As such, Dr. Alkhoury can design treatment that is comfortable, discreet, and effective at producing the desired effect. Millions of people who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy have achieved better sleep and better health wearing a small, customized oral appliance designed by their dentist.

Get the sleep you need to feel your best. Address the issue of obstructive sleep apnea at Brentwood Family Dental. Call 925-344-5296 today.

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