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Given the amount of stress, uncertainty and sensory stimulation confronting people on a daily basis, it’s not surprising sleeplessness or insomnia is common. Statistics indicate an estimated 30% of the entire population worldwide suffers from insomnia, including children. Insomnia symptoms include difficulty initiating and or maintaining sleep, waking up too early and/or nonrestorative sleep. Minor sleep loss can hinder daily functioning, take a toll on your mood and energy, and impact your ability to handle stress. When it becomes chronic, sleeplessness can lead to accidents and have an adverse effect on your long-term health. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and insomnia are two sleep disorders that frequently occur simultaneously. At Balfour Dental, we understand the connection between oral health and whole-body health, so we embrace a holistic approach. If you’re suffering from sleep apnea, relief is just a phone call away! Dr. Dimple Rayani offers sleep apnea treatment in Brentwood, CA for patients diagnosed with OSA who are intolerant to CPAP therapy.

We understand the connection between oral health and whole-body health, so we embrace a holistic approach.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and insomnia are two sleep disorders that frequently occur simultaneously. At Balfour Dental, we understand the connection between oral health and whole-body health, so we embrace a holistic approach. If you’re suffering from sleep apnea, relief is just a phone call away! Dr. Dimple Rayani offers sleep apnea treatment in Brentwood, CA for patients diagnosed with OSA who are intolerant to CPAP therapy.
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Insomnia and Sleep Apnea Facts

According to the American Sleep Apnea Foundation, 30 million adults in the U.S. are living with sleep apnea, but more than 80% are unaware they have this condition. Most people don’t realize they’re experiencing breathing problems and certainly can’t judge its severity. The three types of sleep apnea are obstructive, central and mixed. OSA is the most common, affecting an estimated 25–34% of men and 10–17% of women. Worldwide, OSA impacts 1 billion people, with an estimated prevalence exceeding 50% in some countries. Studies indicate 7–69% of individuals seeking treatment for insomnia also have sleep apnea. Conversely, the co-occurrence of insomnia ranges from 6–84% in individuals seeking treatment for sleep apnea-related symptoms (e.g., snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness and nocturnal breathing issues).

What is OSA?

OSA is characterized by repeated partial or complete obstruction of your upper airway. When you’re awake, muscles keep your upper airway open. With the onset of sleep, this compensatory mechanism decreases, which may contribute to narrowing or collapse of your upper airway. In many cases, the temporary pause in breathing is caused by the tissue in the back of your throat collapsing. During an episode, your diaphragm and chest muscles work harder as pressure increases to open the airway. Frequent pauses in breath occur for a period of at least 10 seconds, with a drop in oxygen saturation and brief arousal from sleep. Breathing typically resumes with a loud gasp or body jerk. It’s common for a spouse or bed partner to detect these problems, usually because they suffer from sleepless nights as a result. In addition to interfering with sound sleep, OSA reduces the flow of oxygen to vital organs and is linked to many other health problems.

Serious Repercussions of Sleep Apnea

Numerous studies have analyzed the physical and mental/cognitive health consequences (comorbidities) linked to sleep apnea. The association between OSA and its comorbidities is influenced by age, gender, obesity and smoking status.

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Overcome Sleep Apnea for a Better Life

The first-line treatment for OSA is nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). A CPAP machine works by creating pressure in your airway to hold the tissue open and prevent its collapse. Some patients can’t tolerate CPAP and for a small percentage of others, it’s ineffective. According to American Academy of Sleep Medicine practice guidelines, oral appliance therapy is the preferred treatment when CPAP is ineffective, regardless of the severity of your sleep apnea. If you’ve been diagnosed with OSA and you’re seeking a noninvasive sleep apnea treatment in Brentwood, CA, you’ve come to the right place! Dr. Rayani completed sleep apnea training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and has a successful track record helping patients achieve more restful nights and productive days.

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How Does Oral Appliance Therapy Work?

A customized oral appliance that resembles a sports mouth guard alleviates sleep apnea by holding your lower jaw slightly forward and thereby preventing soft tissues from blocking your airway. The first step in the process involves taking impressions of your teeth to ensure your mouth guard fits firmly and correctly. When your mouth guard is ready, you simply slip it over your teeth at bedtime. Dr. Rayani will monitor you regularly to make sure the mouth guard doesn’t cause occlusal (bite) changes. Studies indicate about one-third of patients treated with oral appliance therapy experience complete resolution of OSA symptoms, while an additional one-third experience a 50% or greater decrease in symptoms. Many of our patients enjoy the benefits of sleep apnea treatment in Brentwood, CA immediately, with more energy during the day and quieter, more restful sleep at night!

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