In a startling statistic from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, it was reported that 328,000 motor vehicle accidents are estimated to occur as a result of drowsy driving each year. The source of drowsiness for a significant percentage of these drivers? Undiagnosed sleep apnea. Obstructive 92115 sleep apnea, or OSA for short, is a chronic and potentially life-threatening condition which effects your ability to get a restorative night’s sleep. Whether it’s behind the wheel or on the job, the fatigue caused by OSA has to the potential to put you and others at risk. If you can’t remember the last time you felt well rested even after a full night’s sleep, one of the best things you can do is get evaluated for OSA. At the office of Maricela Murillo DDS, we provide specialized services in dental sleep medicine, including treatment for mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea.
When we lie down to sleep at night, the soft tissues of the throat relax. For many of us, these soft tissues of the throat can cause a partial blockage of the airway, resulting in loud or
frequent snoring. Primary snoring, as this is called, is a widespread phenomenon, and while often troubling for bed partners, not necessarily a serious health issue. However with mild to moderate 92115 sleep apnea, the soft tissues of the throat slacken to the point of restricting oxygen flow to the brain. Over time, this can result in serious health issues, and has been linked to increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke. At our office, we can provide treatment for mild to moderate cases of OSA with the help of a customized oral
appliance. Designed to fit comfortably in your mouth while you sleep, a sleep apnea appliance keeps the jaw in a forward position, opening the airway for unencumbered breathing throughout the night.
From looking and feeling better, to being sharper throughout the day, enough can’t be said about the perks of quality sleep. To learn more about you may stand to benefit from treatment with a customized 92115 sleep apnea appliance from our office, give us a call today!