Sleep Apnea and Snoring | Reseda CA
Treating your sleep apnea and snoring issues can help you get sound, deep sleep. For your sleep apnea and snoring treatment, Keyvan Bamshad DDS is the ideal practice to turn to. Our experienced team will diagnose the issue and recommend the ideal treatment procedure. We are proud to serve patients across West Valley/Reseda, Thousand Oaks, California, and nearby cities.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a severe disorder during which breathing stops and continues repeatedly. This interruption of breathing is caused by either partial or complete blockage of the air pathway-producing snores. It lasts for about 10 to 30 seconds at a time. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This type of apnea occurs when the muscles in the throat relax, blocking the breathing pathway at intervals.
Furthermore, the intermittent stoppage of breathing could result in cardiovascular complications. Every time normal breathing stops, the oxygen level in the blood drops. The body forces the sleeper to breathe in air to compensate for the reduced oxygen supply. This compensation translates to gasps that wake the sleeper up partially. It occurs through the night about 30 times per hour. This interruption reduces sleep quality and increases sluggish feelings during the day.
Effects of Sleep Apnea
Beyond cardiovascular complications, obstructive sleep apnea also affects memory and learning processes. The sluggish feeling that results from apnea affects focus and attentiveness as well.
Sleep Apnea in Children
Adenoids and enlarged tonsils obstruct the breathing of children when they sleep. This interruption induces snoring in children. Sleep apnea affects the sleep cycle of children that could present itself as hyperactivity.
When incessant snoring and interrupted sleep cycles are frequent, proper diagnosis is required. Our team of qualified sleep apnea experts will diagnose the issue and determine the best treatment that can help improve your condition and achieve desired results.
Depending on the cause of obstructive sleep apnea, treatments may vary.
Lifestyle Changes: Weight loss and exercise helps to improve posture that in turn improves breathing.
Palliative Care: The most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP). It is a machine that helps prevent the airway from collapsing.
Oral Appliance Therapy: This is another effective palliative treatment. However, it is more portable than the CPAP. It positions the lower jaw so that the airway is prevented from closing.
In some cases, like a congenital disability of the cleft, surgery is required to correct the problem. Thus, surgery helps to improve the breathing of a patient significantly. Surgeries used to correct OSA include; Palatoplasty and Tonsillectomy.
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Contact us today to book an appointment at Keyvan Bamshad DDS for your sleep apnea and snoring treatment. We are dedicated to helping you improve your sleep and overall well-being.