Sleep Apnea Devices and How They Work

Sleep Apnea Devices and How They WorkIf you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, our expert will prescribe you with a device designed to treat your symptoms. A sufferer of sleep apnea can potentially stop breathing hundreds of times every night, resulting in extreme daytime fatigue, morning headaches, sore throat, dry mouth, difficulty concentrating, and insomnia. Our Thousand Oaks sleep apnea doctor most often prescribes an oral appliance or a CPAP machine to treat any associated symptoms.

Mouthpieces will be custom-designed just for you so that they fit perfectly in your mouth. Most oral appliances reposition the lower jaw so that the airways have more space to be open. You may also be prescribed a tongue retaining device, which will keep your tongue in a fixed position so that it does not collapse into the throat. These are most commonly used for patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Our expert in sleep apnea devices in Thousand Oaks highly recommends CPAP machines. These utilize a machine hooked up to a mask that is placed over your nose. The machine gently forces air through your airways so that they remain open while you are asleep. These are commonly considered to be the most effective way to treat sleep apnea.

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