6325 Topanga Cyn Blvd, Suite 515. Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Robert Solow DDS

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Dentist Woodland HillsLet’s face it – we all have full days that can sometimes be exhausting. So the last thing you want to do is toss and turn when you finally slide under the covers. Do you suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that disrupts and often causes complete cessation of breathing during sleep? If so, you’re not alone…more than 3 million cases are reported in the U.S. every year. Symptoms can include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Morning headaches
  • Mood changes
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Interrupted breathing
  • Irritability
  • Morning dry mouth, sore throat
  • Insomnia

When breathing is paused in people suffering from sleep apnea, carbon dioxide builds up in their bloodstream. This signals the brain to wake up the sleeping person to breathe in air. This can happen numerous times over the course of a night. Severe sleep apnea can require various therapies and medications, some more life-disrupting than others.

A Device That Doesn’t Disrupt

Dr. Robert Solow offers a solution to this troublesome, and potentially dangerous, condition. It is much more convenient and less cumbersome than other popular treatment methods like traditional CPAP devices that feature a tight mask over the mouth and nose to help force air from a pump into the airway. Many people cannot tolerate the constricting mask and, ultimately, refuse to wear it.

Much less obtrusive, Dr. Solow utilizes a dental device that is a simple mouthpiece that keeps the jaw in a forward position, allowing the airway to remain open. This treatment, covered by medical insurance, can truly be a life-saving procedure.

Fitting and Testing

You are invited to meet with Dr. Solow to determine if this particular sleep apnea dental device might be right for your condition. Before fitting you with the appliance, an in-home sleep test is conducted and reviewed by a sleep-certified physician. Once you begin using the device, we will monitor its effectiveness and order periodic home sleep tests to make sure that you experience the most successful outcome possible.

Typically, patients feel more energetic, healthier and more positive after using the device on a regular basis. Oftentimes, they find it easier to lose weight as well. Considering that sleep apnea reduces oxygen to different parts of the body, potentially leading to strokes, heart attacks or impaired brain function, a convenient, a non-intrusive solution such as the Dr. Solow dental device can be powerfully life-changing.

Lifestyle Changes

It’s important to understand what some of the chief causes of sleep apnea are. By recognizing these contributors, you can sometimes adjust your lifestyle to support and complement the treatment, for even better results. Some of those causative factors include:

  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Enlarged tonsils and adenoids

By limiting and reducing these conditions or habits, you can attack your sleep apnea problem with a multi-pronged effort. Dr. Solow and his team will be happy to offer healthy choice suggestions and monitor your progress so that this special jaw-adjusting mouthpiece generates optimum results.

Treat yourself to a good night’s sleep (you deserve it) and eliminate the health dangers posed by sleep apnea. The dental mouthpiece device from Dr. Robert Solow offers you a practical alternative to uncomfortable CPAP machines and similar sleep aids. We will be happy to walk you through the procedure and provide you with a workable – affordable – solution.

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