Sleep Apnea Specialist Pasadena
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans across the country. Symptoms are easy to miss and may be chalked up to other issues. If you are sleepy during the daytime even after you have had plenty of sleep, if you snore loudly, if you wake frequently feeling as though you are gasping or choking for air or if you have headaches in the morning, you may have sleep apnea. Our Pasadena sleep apnea specialist can evaluate your symptoms and perform a physical exam and may recommend additional testing to get an accurate diagnosis.
Because untreated sleep apnea can increase your risk of depression, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, and cardiovascular disease, treatment is essential. Treatment can not only help reduce the risks of these common sleep apnea-related issues but can also alleviate the associated daytime symptoms. Once you are being properly treated by our Pasadena sleep apnea specialist, you may feel more energetic, better rested, and even feel as though you are in a better mood. Some patients may also notice that they gain better control over associated health problems, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes once their sleep apnea is better controlled.
Pasadena Sleep Apnea Specialist
Our sleep apnea specialist in Pasadena offers personalized sleep apnea treatments that can ensure a better night’s sleep and improved overall health. Oral appliances are one of the more common treatment options. Oral appliances are comfortable and easy to use. They fit over your teeth much like a mouth guard and work by keeping your airway open as you sleep. Sleep apnea appliances are an excellent option for people who are unable to tolerate PAP therapy or who prefer a less-invasive or more comfortable treatment option. Lifestyle changes such as decreased alcohol consumption or weight loss may also be recommended for some patients.
Adapting to your new treatment is usually fast, easy, and uncomplicated. You may need to have a follow-up appointment to ensure that you are adapting well. Some adjustments may need to be made to ensure your continued comfort. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our sleep apnea specialist in Pasadena.