Sleep Apnea Treatment In Alhambra, CA
Most people need at least eight hours of restful sleep every day to function optimally. Sleep apnea threatens the quality of sleep for an individual, causing them to get less rest even after an entire night in bed. Dr. Steven Bergara and his team in Alhambra, CA help patients diagnose and treat their sleep apnea, and finally achieve a full-nights rest.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is defined by interruptions in an individual’s sleep patterns, due to failing to receive enough oxygen while asleep. This causes health complications that increase your risk for greater issues, such as heart disease and diabetes. Patients with sleep apnea may experience awake-time drowsiness, difficulty maintaining concentration, morning headaches and migraines, and several other complications.
Sleep apnea is caused by one of two ways: a physical obstruction in the airway preventing the individual from receiving oxygen (obstructive sleep apnea) and the brain failing to send signals to maintain breathing patterns while sleeping (central sleep apnea). Complex sleep apnea is a combination of both obstructive and central sleep apnea symptoms.
Treating Sleep Apnea
Our goal as health care providers is to protect your health, which includes helping you achieve a restful sleep. We provide both comfortable mouth guards for typical obstructive sleep apnea cases and CPAP devices to address more severe issues.
Sleep appliances, such as mouth and night guards, aid patients by adjusting their lower jaw to fit in an ideal breathing position. These appliances are customized for a comfortable fit and easy to travel with, making living with sleep apnea easy to maintain.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy can address more complex cases of sleep apnea. This device adds pressure to the incoming air to prevent the passageway from closing and encourage proper breathing patterns.
Our practice works with local healthcare providers to ensure you receive the necessary care to recover your health. We utilize state-of-the-art technology to evaluate your symptoms and determine the severity of your case. For complex cases, we then provide doctors with a comprehensive evaluation if a CPAP is needed. For general cases, we take liberties to develop an appliance at our office that is made just for you.
As healthcare providers, we are dedicated to improving your overall health. Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Bergara, and discover your options for taking control of your health today!