Sleep Apnea Treatment – Vienna, VA
Get the Good Night’s Rest You Deserve
As part of her practice, Dr. Alex Naini offers treatment for conditions not specifically related to the teeth, such as snoring and sleep apnea. Snoring is caused when the airway or passage through which we breathe becomes partially blocked while we sleep. While mild forms of snoring are easily treated and present little cause for concern, snoring can also be symptomatic of a more serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Read on to learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Vienna and whether or not you’re a candidate.
What is Sleep Apnea?
There are multiple types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea. This is a condition that occurs when the throat muscles relax to the point that they block the airway, causing interrupted breathing. Sleep apnea episodes can happen as often as 30 to 50 times a night without the sufferer even being aware of it, which impacts quality of sleep and your day-to-day life.
How Do You Know if You Have Sleep Apnea?
While sleep apnea is often difficult to detect on your own, you and your sleep partner can be on the lookout for these common warning signs:
- Loud snoring
- Waking up gasping for breath
- Morning headaches
- Daytime drowsiness
- Lack of Focus
- Moodiness and irritability
How Common is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea affects over 29 million Americans according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. That said, it’s estimated that an overwhelming majority of cases go undetected because it occurs at night. Unfortunately, sleep apnea has hidden health risks like increased chances of high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, strokes, and more, which is why it’s so important that you and your family are able to recognize the common symptoms above.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Thankfully, we can prevent these risks and relieve your symptoms with effective sleep apnea treatment. Dr. Naini uses oral appliance therapy to help patients regain their sleep and stay healthy. These are custom-made oral appliances that are designed to allow you to breathe and sleep better. An oral appliance works by moving your jaw and/or tongue into a position that opens the airway for unobstructed breathing. This device is incredibly easy to use and comfortable to wear, making it an increasingly popular treatment compared to the traditional CPAP machine.
Instead of a bulky, noisy device that causes hassle and discomfort, an oral appliance from Dr. Naini will allow you to treat sleep apnea without inconveniencing your life. The best part is that your oral appliance can fit in your pocket, making it easy to travel with and take on the go. If you’re ready to experience the difference that Dr. Naini can make in your sleep, please don’t hesitate to contact our office!