Santa Monica Dental Office, Hale & Hale DDS Helps Sufferers of Sleep Apnea Get the Sleep They Need

Dr. Brent Hale, co-founder of Santa Monica dental office Hale & Hale, DDS, has been using effective sleep apnea treatments to help patients get back to sleep, and wake feeling fully rested. Sleep Apnea can be a serious problem, and though millions of Americans suffer from the condition, few understand just how many problems it can cause.

If you or your loved one snores, there’s a good chance that sleep apnea is the cause. Snoring is more than just annoying, when caused by sleep apnea it can be dangerous. It disrupts breathing patterns, which robs the brain of oxygen, causing damage every night, a little bit at a time. Sleep apnea can also have detrimental effects on other organs as well – the good news is that relief is easy to find when you know where to look:

I felt like I was in a dream all the time. I never really slept at night. My wife slept in the living room that we both hated. I was tired at work. Things were always foggy. And driving home at the end of the day was scary sometimes. I would fight to stay awake. Dr. Hale worked with my doctor to treat my sleep apnea. He fitted me with a mouth piece that I can wear when I have trouble with my machine. I didn’t get an all or nothing option. The two things make sure that I’m getting rest every night. It’s made all of the difference in the world. – Sam Temple

Sleep Apnea risks and symptoms:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Increased risk of work-related or driving accidents
  • Increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity and diabetes
  • Heartburn
  • Insomnia
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Morning headaches

The Most Common Kind of Sleep Apnea

The most common kind of sleep apnea is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Sleep apnea means “cessation of breath.” It is characterized by repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction that occur during sleep, usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation. In other words, the airway becomes obstructed at several possible sites.

The upper airway can be obstructed by excess tissue in the airway, large tonsils, and a large tongue and usually includes the airway muscles relaxing and collapsing when asleep. Another site of obstruction can be the nasal passages. Sometimes the structure of the jaw and airway can be a factor in sleep apnea.

Santa Monica Dental Practitioner, Dr. Brent Hale Provides Life Saving Treatment

Dr. Hale has extensive sleep apnea diagnostic and treatment experience. He has restored the health of hundreds of his Santa Monica dental patients by focusing on real solutions and options. He examines your complete condition and works with your medical doctors to achieve optimal health.

Find out whether sleep apnea may be preventing you from a good night’s sleep. If it is, Brent Hale, DDS can get you relief! Give him a call at his Santa Monica dental office today!