Sleep Apnea Overview

Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, and not everyone who has sleep
apnea snores.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. The disorder is characterized by shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during the sleep process. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to severe complications such as cardiovascular issues, heart attacks, weight gain, and more. Those who are particular at-risk include males, over 40 years old, alcohol users, and individuals who are obese.

Different Types of Sleep Apnea:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea. It occurs when the soft tissue in the back of the throat relaxes during sleep and blocks the airway, often causing you to snore loudly.
  • Central sleep apnea is a much less common type of sleep apnea that involves the central nervous system, occuring when the brain fails to signal the muscles that control breathing. People with central sleep apnea seldom snore.
  • Complex sleep apnea is a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

Some of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Loud and chronic snoring marked by distinct pauses and choking or gasping
  • Significant sleepiness during the daytime hours
  • Headaches, dry mouth, or sore throats upon waking
  • Memory or learning problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Feelings of irritability or depression, or mood swings
  • High Blood Pressure
  • GERD
  • Heart Attach
  • Stroke


Even knowing the risk, many refuse to do anything about it because they don’t want to be tied to a machine to sleep.If you have mild to moderate symptoms we offer an amazing alternative option: get an FDA Approved Oral Appliance designed specifically to treat Sleep Apnea … and custom fit just for you…. We also have the ability to fit you with a custom mask for your CPAP Machine, which makes compliance much easier.

At the OC Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center, our team of medical and dental practitioners are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea. Helping you breathe easier, live healthier, and reduce or eliminate your symptoms is what we do. For a free initial sleep consultation, call us today at (714) 529-5921

Why Choose Us

  • Dr. Nebeker is Board Certified in Dental Sleep Medicine
  • We Place Patients First
  • We Are On Time for Appointments
  • In House Medical Billing
  • Very Caring Compassionate Staff
  • Dr. Nebeker is a Diplomat of The American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Dr. Nebeker Has Authored & Published Scientific Articles on Sleep Apnea
  • Dr. Nebeker is a Sought After Speaker In The Medical & Dental Fields
  • Sole Provider for Some HMO Groups

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