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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea and snoring have negative consequences for your overall health.

What is an Oral Appliance that treats sleep apnea?

It is a custom oral appliance that fits gently over your teeth and is designed to open up your upper air way comfortably.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

It is s life-long medical condition where breathing stops hundreds of times per night. Most people that suffer from this condition are unaware of it. OSA occurs during sleep as a result of soft tissues at the back of your throat sagging and constricting the airway.

Some of the signs and symptons associated with sleep apnea and snoring are:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Acid Reflux(GERD)
  • Depression
  • Teeth grinding and clenching(Bruxing)
  • Unrefreshed Sleep
  • Weight Gain
  • Increased neck Size

All these conditions can be related to or worsend by obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring discrupt your natural sleep cycle so you don't get all the rejuveneting bone fits of a well nested sleep. With sleep apnea you actually stop breathing for several seconds multiple times during your sleep reducing the oxygen in your blood which causes stress to your body.

If you answer yes to three of the following questions you have a suspected high risk of having Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA):

  • 1. Do you snore loudly?
  • 2. Do you offen feel Tired, fatigued, or sleepy during day time?
  • 3. Has anyone Observed you stop breathing during you sleep?
  • 4. Do you have or are you being treated for, high blod Pressure?
  • 5. Body Mass Index more than 35?
  • 6. Age - over 50 year old?
  • 7. Neck circumference greater than 17"-male or 16"-female?
  • 8. Gender - Male?

Dr. Alavi offers an Oral Appliance (OA) for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring Oral Appliance are a viable alternative to the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. If you are CPAP intolerant an oral appliance that opens up your airway comfortably is agreat alternative. Studies have shown greater compliance with the use of oral appliances v.s. a CPAP machine.

Dr. Alavi's treatment of OSA is as EZ AS 1-2-3.

  • 1. Screen
  • Test
  • Treat

A better night sleep awaits you ...zzz in the confort of your home.

Dr. Robert Alavi Dentistry

1420 Guernevill Rd #2 Santa Rosa, CA 95403 | Phone: 707-578-3776 | Fax: 707-578-1060

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