Sleep Apnea San Francisco
Treating Sleep Apnea
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, then you might be searching for solutions for a more restful night of sleep. At our San Francisco Bay Area Practice, San Francisco Dentist Dr. Mohamed Ali provides patients with a variety of lifestyle treatment and dental options to help eradicate the symptoms of sleep apnea.
Some of San Francisco Dentist Dr. Mohamed Ali’s lifestyle recommendations include:
- Sleep on your side to allow for your throat to remain open. Sleeping on your back can cause more blockage to occur, and should be avoided.
- Lose weight if you are overweight. Losing even a few pounds can decrease your sleep apnea symptoms.
- Smoking can make sleep apnea symptoms worse, in addition to being detrimental to both oral and general health. Learn how you can stop smoking at http://www.smokefree.gov.
In addition, Dr. Mohamed Ali may discuss breathing devices and oral appliances for better breathing during the times you sleep. These devices can decrease pauses during sleep, yield more rest, and lead to less daytime sleepiness.
- CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure)- this breathing device is a common way to treat moderate to severe sleep apnea for adults. The CPAP machine uses a mask that fits over the nose and mouth, or just over the nose. The machine blows air into the throat, and the pressure from the air helps to keep the airway unobstructed during sleep.
- Oral Appliance Therapy- Dr. Mohamed Ali might recommend the use of a customized oral appliance. Oral appliance therapy is similar to wearing an orthodontic appliance during the night. This device helps to keep your airways open during sleep.
Learn More about Sleep Apnea
To learn more information about sleep apnea and how it can be treated, contact Dr. Mohamed Ali and his San Francisco team. We will answer all of your questions about our treatments and help you to learn ways that you can combat sleep apnea to make your sleep and health a priority.
Find out more information today about sleep apnea treatments with San Francisco Sleep Apnea Specialist Dr. Mohamed Ali today.