Sleep Apnea

Are you always tired during the day? Have your doctors been unable to find a cause? You may have sleep apnea, a common chronic condition that disrupts your sleep.

The undiagnosed ailment – a “silent killer”

Millions of people needlessly suffer and thousands die because of untreated sleep apnea. This “silent killer” is likely one of the most undiagnosed ailments today. In fact, conservative estimates suggest that as many as 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from undiagnosed sleep apnea. There is no blood test to diagnose sleep apnea, and routine doctor visits may not diagnose it. Only a sleep study can positively identify sleep apnea.

Health risks of sleep apnea

Sleep apnea causes you to have as many as 30 or more breathing pauses an hour, each lasting from a few seconds to minutes. When normal breathing starts again, you may make a loud snort or choking sound. Left untreated, sleep apnea can increase the risk of:

  • High blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity and diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats
  • Work-related or driving accidents

The dental sleep apnea alternative – no more mask

One of the most common treatments is a positive airway pressure machine, such as the CPAP. These machines work by providing air through a breathing mask. However, many people find this treatment uncomfortable and restrictive. Now you can have a dental sleep apnea appliance custom-made for your mouth, a much more comfortable alternative that fits like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. Contact Gallery Dental Arts in Beverly Hills for this specialized dental sleep treatment. Dr. Boyajian can fit you with an oral sleep appliance that may make a major difference in the quality of your sleep and a dramatic impact on your health, well-being and overall quality of life.

We invite you to call today to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Boyajian, one of Beverly Hills’ premier cosmetic, general and holistic dentists. It would be our pleasure to serve you.

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