We Can Help You Get a Full and Restful Night’s Sleep
Sleep apnea is a common condition with symptoms that include sleep loss, loud snoring, bad headaches, and exhaustion throughout the day. There are a variety of potential causes for sleep apnea and snoring disorders, with treatment options that include a custom-shaped dental appliance for the less severe cases, and a CPAP device for the more extreme situations.
The single most common cause of sleep apnea is a narrowing of your airway as you sleep, says Dr. Marvizi, which limits the supply of oxygen to your brain. While asleep, the muscles that control the tongue start to relax which makes the tongue fall into the back of the throat, creating a blockage that affects your breathing.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may also wake up from a full night’s sleep without actually completely waking up, giving you the illusion that you were sound asleep throughout the night. In reality, you were not getting the REM sleep you needed and will find yourself waking up in the morning still feeling completely exhausted.
Here in Long Beach, Dr. Marvizi can help with the treatment of mild to moderate forms of sleep apnea by fitting you with custom dental mouthpiece. This will ensure that your jaw and tongue will stay in their proper alignment, preventing the restriction of breathing and giving you the ability to sleep soundly through the night. You wear the device all night long, and don’t worry — after the first night or two, you’ll hardly even notice it’s there. However, please note that occasional visits to Dr. Marvizi might be necessary to adjust your equipment as needed.
View and complete our Sleep Health Questionnaire to see if you might be a candidate for a complimentary consultation. You can fill out the form online then print it and bring it with you to your appointment.
To learn more about our Sleep Apnea and Snoring Relief services or the other dentistry services we provide, please call our Long Beach dental office at 562.595.4123.