The National Sleep Foundation suggests that sleep apnea, a type of sleep disorder, impacts the lives of over 18 million Americans. It’s important to note that this number is based just on reported instances. Many people don’t even know that they suffer from sleep apnea until their sleeping behavior is reported by a sleep partner, which means that the real figure can be much higher.
If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea, it’s important that you seek immediate medical attention. Here at Michael Yokoyama, D.D.S, we provide oral appliances to relieve your symptoms, and cure sleep apnea to give you a more restful sleep.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
The most common symptom of sleep apnea is repeated breathing cessations while sleeping. There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and complex; obstructive sleep apnea being the most common one. Central sleep apnea happens due to lack of proper signals sent from the brain to the breathing muscles. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs due to the relaxation of the throat muscles. Complex sleep apnea is a combination of both the types mentioned above.
If you snore too loudly, or feel exhausted even after getting a full night’s sleep, then chances are that you probably have sleep apnea. Here are a few other symptoms of sleep apnea:
Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
When the muscles located in the back of your throat relax too much and narrow down your airway as you inhale - this leads to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. In fact, in some cases, the airway may even close, preventing you from getting enough air, which lowers your blood oxygen levels. When this occurs, your brain sends signals to you to reopen your airway. This can occur multiple times during the night, keeping you from getting a good night’s rest.
Sleep Apnea Technology
We are offering the first non-surgical, non-invasive and budget friendly technological solutions for those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
The Vivos® System is a therapeutic protocol of functional and oral appliance therapy that remodels and enhances the shape, size, and function of the airway through the mimicking of biological processes. This system has shown to lower Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) scores and improve conditions associated with obstructive sleep apnea.
Our oral appliances have been effective for over 12,000 patients treated by approximately 1,000 dentists across the globe.
The Vivos® System cannot only potentially reduce, but also possibly eliminate the need for surgery, lifetime CPAP, or oral therapy.
The Vivos® System is a highly affordable treatment that is applicable and effective for people of all ages. Moreover, another major benefit is that most major commercial insurance payers often reimburse you for the Vivos® System treatment.
An oral appliance can help combat obstructive sleep apnea by keeping your jaw in an appropriate position while you sleep. This opens up your airway and improves your breathing while you sleep.
Schedule Your Consultation Appointment
If you believe that you’re suffering from sleep apnea, it’s best to get it checked as soon as possible. Book a consultation with us here at Michael Yokoyama, D.D.S by calling us at 760-632-9055.
Michael Yokoyama, D.D.S
477 North El Camino Real #C-306
Encinitas, CA 92024
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