Landmark Dental Arts in Kearny Mesa, CA, offers a variety of treatments and services to promote better overall wellness, including Awaken2Sleep treatments for those who struggle with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. This innovative and effective treatment approach helps you naturally sleep better so that you feel more rested and alert during the day.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical condition that affects a person’s ability to breathe properly during sleep. It occurs when the muscles in the throat relax too much, causing blockage or narrowing in the airway. This narrowing leads to a disruption in breathing, which can result in snoring and gasping during sleep. In turn, a lack of oxygen to their brain can cause a person to wake up frequently during the night, resulting in symptoms like:
- Excessive fatigue
- Weight gain
- Difficulty concentrating
- Depression or anxiety
- Worn, flat teeth
- Work or automobile accidents
- Decreased libido
- TMJ disorder or headaches
How Can a Dentist Treat Sleep Apnea and Snoring?
While sleep apnea is typically treated by a sleep specialist, our Kearny Mesa dentists can provide effective treatments for snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea with a specially fitted oral appliance. This custom device repositions the jaw and tongue to keep your airway open and reduce symptoms while you sleep.
What is Awaken2Sleep and How Does it Help?
Awaken2Sleep is a revolutionary treatment approach that combines oral appliance therapy with medical-grade monitoring to provide a comprehensive solution for people with sleep apnea and snoring. Patients can also track their own progress using the monitor’s mobile app, making it easier to communicate with their dentist or physician about any concerns.
Home Sleep Tests vs. Overnight Sleep Studies
Home sleep tests are typically more convenient and cost-effective than overnight sleep studies, as they can be done in the comfort of one’s own home and are often covered by medical insurance. Awaken2Sleep can be administered after interpreting your home sleep data without any overnight clinical visits required.
Medical Insurance Benefits Accepted
Most major medical insurance plans will cover sleep apnea treatments like Awaken2Sleep. Our office staff can assist with insurance claim submissions on your behalf, providing you with a detailed cost estimate prior to any treatment being scheduled.
Request a No Obligation Evaluation
To learn more about Awaken2Sleep sleep medicine treatments at Landmark Dental Arts, call our Kearny Mesa office today!