Do you often wake up with headaches? Do you find it difficult to stay awake during the day? Are you often irritable and find it difficult to concentrate at work or school? If you can relate to these questions, or if you are experiencing these symptoms as well as insomnia, waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat, or snoring loudly at night, then you may have a condition with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition in which you stop breathing for several seconds at a time at night as you sleep. These episodes where you stop breathing happen many times throughout the sleep cycle, and so greatly interrupt your sleep. You will typically wake up due to the lack of oxygen, though you might not remember waking up, which makes your sleep even less restful and rejuvenating. Sleep apnea can have serious effects on your overall health and your quality of life, and so if you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Grin, who is the best provider of treatment for sleep apnea in the 90503 area. The only way to truly confirm a diagnosis of sleep apnea is to undergo a sleep study. Once a diagnosis has been confirmed, we can then offer you treatment for sleep apnea in the 90503 area. One of the most common treatments that Dr. Grin provides is the use of a customized oral appliance to be worn at night. These small, comfortable appliances are designed to keep your throat open as you sleep, and in turn prevent any cessations of breathing from occurring and allowing you to sleep more peacefully through the night. Often, sleep apnea is made worse by lifestyle choices like diet and smoking, and so Dr. Grin can also give you recommendations for changes to be made that can help reduce your symptoms.
If you would like to learn more about how we treat sleep apnea in the 90503 area, we highly recommend that you pay a visit to Dr. Grin’s main website, where you can read through a wealth of detailed information about what we do at our office. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss in further depth, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at the office directly. You can reach us by phone or online. Dr. Grin and the rest of the staff here look forward to your next visit with us.