If you or a loved one snore loudly during or make choking or gasping sounds in the night, you may be experiencing the effects of sleep apnea. Also known as obstructive sleep apnea, this disorder occurs when something obstructs your airway as you sleep. This obstruction can be caused by your tongue or the muscles in the back of your throat. Sleep apnea can lead to several problems, such as high blood pressure, liver disease, or heat conditions. While sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a sleep specialist, we recommend you visit our talented dentists at Toluca Dental Studio, as well as your doctor, if you experience the symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is marked by:

  • Snoring
  • Drowsiness in the day
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Disturbed sleep
  • High blood pressure
  • Soreness in the throat

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Delakyan and Dr. Hart may suggest an oral appliance. This appliance prevents your tongue or throat muscles from obscuring your airway. If you have any questions or concerns about sleep apnea in N. Hollywood, California, we invite you to call our office today. We strive to help you improve your health, and look forward to hearing from you.