If you’re having difficulty sleeping at night, enduring continuous nights without rest, week after week, this could be due to more than just stress or general insomnia. If you also suffer from loud snoring, morning restlessness, morning headaches, and irritability, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep that occurs repeatedly throughout the night. Luckily, there are several sleep apnea treatments available for your Torrance sleeping disorder, and Dr. Grin would be more than happy to assist you in finding the best one for you individual needs.
Sleep apnea affects two to four percent of men in their middle ages, and four to nine percent of women in the same age bracket. However, 90% of those who suffer with sleep apnea are entirely undiagnosed, often putting them in life threatening situations due to the severe consequences of the human body trying to function on little to no rest. There are two main causes of sleep apnea. The first is caused by improper signals being sent by the brain to the muscles that indicate a problem in your nervous system. This is termed central sleep apnea (CSA). The second and most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is caused by relaxation of soft tissue in the back of the throat, blocking the passage of air. A sleep apnea treatment for your Torrance sleeping disorder is necessary to avoid other complications such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and even stroke. OSA is easily treated with an oral appliance designed to keep your throat open. The oral sleep apnea device is a simple, patient-friendly oral appliance created for noninvasive treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. The appliance works by gently moving the jaw/mandible forward, allowing for a greater degree of airway opening. This will often relieve snoring as well. Oral appliances may be easier to use than other treatment options for sleep apnea.
A number of devices are available for sleep apnea treatment from the office of Dr. Paul Grin, DDS, MPH, APC. You may need to try different devices before finding one that works for you. Once you find the right fit, you’ll still need to follow up with Dr. Grin at least every six months during the first year (and then at least once a year after that) to ensure that the fit is still good and to reassess your symptoms. Sleep apnea is treated uniquely from patient to patient, depending on the cause and severity of illness. Those who experience any symptoms of sleep apnea should not hesitate to contact Dr. Grin for proper treatment. Immediate diagnosis and care can restore proper sleep and save lives.