What are snoring and sleep apnea?
Snoring is defined as "to breathe during sleep with horse or harsh sounds caused by the vibration of the soft palate". Snoring is a common condition and while it is generally considered more of an irritation for those sleeping nearby, it often is an indicator of an underlying major health concern. Sleep apnea is defined as "a condition in conjunction with snoring, where a person has a temporary suspension of breathing while sleeping".
If there is an underlying health concern, advertised and other over-the-counter products to relieve snoring will NOT properly treat your vital Sleep Health issue. Sleep apnea can pose major health risks: hypertension, heart disease, acid reflex, and possibly even death if not treated properly. Sleep apnea can present itself in a number of ways and for a variety of reasons. If you suspect that you have sleep apnea because you snore and/or gasp at night, then you should make an appointment with a Sleep Physician or knowledgeable Dentist trained in Sleep disorders right away. It is imperative to be diagnosed properly with a thorough medical and dental evaluation to determine whether this serious health condition exists. Sleep Apnea San Diego can help determine if you have sleep apnea in addition to your snoring problem. We can help guide you to get your condition properly diagnosed. Once this condition is treated you can have a more restorative, healthy night's sleep without disturbing your bed partner and improve the quality of your life!
Learn more about what sleep apnea is and how it can be treated by watching this informative video and how you can get the help you need. Call (619)Apnea-Dr or (619)276-3237 for more information.
What is Dental Sleep Medicine?
Awareness and concerns about Sleep Health are gaining rapid momentum in today's medical and dental communities. The effects of poor restorative sleep and other potentially life threatening sleep disorders can have a profound effect on one's health, longevity and overall quality of life. At Sleep Apnea San Diego we are committed to screening patients and assisting sleep physicians in the treatment of these prevalent sleeping disorders. In our practice we have integrated many diagnostic tools so that we may better assist the medical community in identifying and helping to treat this serious condition. If you have concerns about your own sleeping patterns, or those of someone you love, please give us a call so that after a few appointment screening questions we may be able to provide you with a free consultation to evaluate this extremely important health condition.
Sleep Apnea Testing
Dental Sleep Medicine Testing and Treatment
A proper sleep health evaluation begins with a preliminary sleep health history and questionnaire. After this is completed, if it is determined that the patient is a candidate for a more complete sleep evaluation, they are invited back for a sleep health consulation appointment. At this appointment the staff can obtain important information about the patient's particular anatomical characteristics which may be interfering with a healthy night's sleep. Much of this preliminary evaluation centers around an in-office testing of the patients airway and their perceived ability to breath without effort during sleep. Many anatomical variations in the nose, mouth and throat affect this ability to breathe effortlessly while asleep. For this reason a dentist trained to diagnose these factors can provide a platform for overcoming this common and dangerous health problem. At Sleep Apnea San Diego we work closely with sleep health physicians who can properly diagnose the condition and make recommendations on the most effective way of treating it. We encourage you to visit our webpage, SleepApneaSanDiego.com, to learn more.
Sleep Health Evalutations
Acoustic Rhinometry Testing
Acoustic Pharynogometry Testing
Home Sleep Test*
Physician Treatment Recommendations
*Studies Interpreted by Board Certified Sleep Physicians