Sleep Apnea Devices Los Angeles
Sleep apnea devices are considered a front-line treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. They can be used instead of CPAP therapy or can be used in conjunction with CPAP therapy in patients with more severe sleep apnea. They may also be used with lifestyle changes that are designed to alleviate symptoms and reduce the frequency and severity of apnea episodes. If you have sleep apnea, our expert in sleep apnea devices in Los Angeles can create a treatment plan that helps you get the sleep that you need.
In obstructive sleep apnea, the tissues in the back of the throat and the tongue often collapse during sleep and obstruct the airway. Sleep apnea devices fit into the mouth like a retainer, and they keep these tissues from collapsing. This helps keep the airway open so that you can breathe easily and comfortably all night long. Our Los Angeles sleep apnea devices expert may recommend a sleep apnea device if you snore or have mild obstructive sleep apnea, if you are not a candidate for CPAP therapy, are not interested in CPAP therapy, or if you cannot tolerate other treatments.
Los Angeles Sleep Apnea Devices
At your initial appointment, our expert in sleep apnea devices in Los Angeles will perform a physical examination, evaluate your personal and family medical history and work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment for your needs. If we determine that a sleep apnea device is the most appropriate treatment for your needs, we will select, fit and design an oral appliance specifically for you. A custom-made device fits comfortably and helps maximize your airflow as you sleep. Once we provide you with your sleep apnea device, follow-up care may be necessary to ensure the proper fit and function of your device. We may need to make adjustments to your therapy or your treatment plan to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Patients often prefer sleep apnea devices because they are comfortable and easy to wear. They are small and easy to transport during travel, and they make no noise and are quite discreet. Contact our office today to learn more about sleep apnea devices or to schedule your appointment with our Los Angeles sleep apnea devices expert.
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