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What Is Sleep Apnea?

Your alarm goes off in the morning, and you feel like you could still sleep for multiple hours.   As you sit at your desk at work, you keep nodding off, unable to stay focused on the tasks at hand. “What is wrong with me?” you mumble. You have been feeling exhausted for as long as you can remember, and no amount of sleep quells your fatigue.

You might be suffering from sleep apnea, a disorder that causes pauses in breathing during sleep. Consequently, sleep quality is poor, and can make you feel tired throughout the day and without energy. Through this blog, Dr. Mohamed Ali will discuss ways that he can help with sleep apnea treatments. Keep reading to learn more about how our dental team can help you feel more rested and alert!

Sleep Apnea Therapy

During a consultation with Dr. Mohamed Ali, your personal condition will be discussed so that Dr. Ali can gain more insight into the causes of your sleep apnea. Dr. Ali may also recommend breathing devices and/or oral appliances that can help initiate better breathing while you sleep. These devices include:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)- this machine uses a mask, which fits over the nose and mouth. This machine is designed to blow air into the throat. The pressure from the air then keeps the airway unobstructed throughout sleep.
  • Oral Appliance Therapy- a customized oral appliance is similar to an orthodontic appliance that is worn at night. Oral appliance therapy can help to keep the airways open while you sleep at night.

Dr. Mohamed Ali and his team know the impact of sleep apnea. This is why we are constantly learning more ways to address this condition. Your health and wellness are of the utmost concern. Learn how we can help you gain more restful nights and limit the negative effects associated with sleep apnea.

Learn More about Dr. Mohamed Ali and Sleep Apnea

If you would like to find out more information about Dr. Mohamed Ali and the types of sleep apnea therapy that are offered at his San Francisco dental office, please contact us today. We will schedule you for a consultation so that all of your questions can be answered and you can start a treatment plan for a more restful night of sleep!

Sleep apnea can have a significant impact not only on quality sleep, but also present serious health concerns. Learn more about how Dr. Mohamed Ali can help with sleep apnea treatments by calling 415-391-7751 today.

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