Sleep Apnea FAQ
Understand a Common Sleeping Disorder
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that commonly affects adults and disrupts sleep. The condition is characterized by shallow breathing or pauses in breathing altogether while an individual sleeps. These pauses in breathing may last from a few seconds to a few minutes.
What Are the Different Types of Sleep Apnea?
There are three types of sleep apnea, which are central sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, and mixed sleep apnea.
What Causes Sleep Apnea?
There are a variety of issues that may cause sleep apnea, including relaxed throat and tongue muscles during sleep, large tongue and tonsils, extra soft fat tissue that can thicken the wall of the windpipe in overweight patients, aging, and more.
What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
One of the most common and obvious signs of sleep apnea is loud and chronic snoring, which may be marked by distinct pauses and choking or gasping that follows. Another common symptom is significant daytime sleepiness due to lack of quality sleep during the night. Other symptoms include morning headaches, memory or learning problems, not being able to concentrate, feelings of irritability or depression, mood swings, waking up frequently to urinate, and dry mouth or sore throat after waking up.
How Am I Able to Treat My Sleep Apnea?
From lifestyle changes to mouthpiece, breathing devices, or surgery, there are numerous ways to treat sleep apnea. The specific treatment that you require will vary according to your specific symptoms and complications. Our team at the OC Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center has more than 35 years of experience in diagnosing and treating patients with snoring and sleep apnea issues in Orange County. We are committed to helping you restore regular breathing patterns during sleep and relieving your symptoms.
Do you Accept Insurance?
We accept most PPO plans, such as: Anthem, Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, United Health Care, and Midicare. Please call to us for verification.
Why Choose Us
- Dr Schlott is Board Certified in Dental Sleep Medicine
- We Place Patients First
- We Are On Time for Appointments
- In House Medical Billing
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- Dr. Schlott is a Diplomat of The American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Dr. Schlott Has Authored & Published Scientific Articles on Sleep Apnea
- Dr. Schlott is a Sought After Speaker In The Medical & Dental Fields
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