Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Anyone who displays one or more of the sleep apnea symptoms described below should contact Sleep Study Clinic Los Angeles to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians. Our sleep physicians can examine and address the concerns about the symptoms being experienced and diagnose or rule out sleep apnea as a potential concern. If a physician diagnoses a person with sleep apnea, treatment for sleep apnea may include CPAP therapy, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure to keep the airways open at night or may include a special dental device or other.
CPAP therapy works by the application of a face or nasal mask while a person sleeps. Air is pumped through the mask in order to keep the airway open and the body breathing as normal. The dental device works to keep the tongue from blocking the airways and to adjust the mouth so the airways remain open during the night. Surgical treatment including the removal of the adenoids and tonsils for the treatment of sleep apnea symptoms is also an option for patients who are good candidates for surgery.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may experience one or more sleep apnea symptoms like snoring loud enough to disturb yourself or others out of sleep, waking up choking and gasping for air, regularly waking with a dry mouth or sore throat, morning headaches, excessive daytime drowsiness, attention problems, and irritability. If you experience one or more of these symptoms and you think it may be related to sleep apnea, speak to a doctor about treatment options. Sleep Study Clinic Los Angeles Our Beverly Hills office and sleep physicians are very knowledgeable in the treatment and therapy options for sleep disorders like sleep apnea.
Our sleep physicians are accomplished and respected members of the medical community, and everyone on our staff is as helpful as they are friendly. For more information on diagnosing or treating sleep apnea, call or visit Sleep Study Clinic Los Angeles today.