Sunnyvale, CA sleep apnea treatment options available
Do you find yourself tired even after you think you have gotten a good night’s rest? Are you struggling with daytime fatigue, insomnia, and poor memory and concentration each day? Even though you may be going to bed and waking up at a decent hour, conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea can keep you from reaching the deep, restorative sleep cycle you need to feel well-rested each day. Dr. Todd S. Adams of Sunnyvale, California can educate patients on the condition known as obstructive sleep apnea and provide relief that does not require wearing a cumbersome, bulky, and uncomfortable CPAP device.
What is obstructive sleep apnea?
Dr. Todd S. Adams describes obstructive sleep apnea as a condition that can cause patients to feel as though they did not sleep a wink! This is because of a blockage in the airways that keeps them from getting a quality rest. The condition results in a blockage caused by soft tissues, excess fat in the neck area, or the tongue falling back into throat and keeping a patient from breathing. When this happens, the patient wakes up, and then tries to fall back asleep again. The process is cyclical and can occur hundreds of times in one night. The patient is unable to reach that deep level of sleep needed to feel rested, causing them to wake up in the morning still tired.
How is obstructive sleep apnea treated?
In most situations, a patient will have a sleep study performed and their primary care physician will evaluate them to determine if they have obstructive sleep apnea. They will often prescribe a CPAP machine, which is worn at night as a mask over the nose and mouth to keep the airways open. This device is large and uncomfortable, causing most patients to avoid using them. However, Dr. Todd S. Adams can provide an alternative called an oral appliance. This is a comfortable mouthguard that is worn at night while a patient sleeps to maintain open airways and allow for the restorative sleep patients need to function at their best each day!
Call the Sunnyvale, CA office today
Obstructive sleep apnea does not have to impact your sleep or daily quality of life. Ditch the CPAP machine and get started treating your condition in a more comfortable and effective manner with the help of Dr. Todd S. Adams. His office, located at 1555 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road, accepts new patients ready to achieve better oral health and wellness through solutions for obstructive sleep apnea.