Dr. Abdullah has cared for my teeth for years. She is a highly skilled dentist, gentle and soft spoken. She and her staff ensure that any procedures are comfortable and pain free. She has made a bite guard to treat my teeth grinding, and customized it even further to make my dental care the best possible . . .
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Sleep Disorders Disrupt Deep Sleep in Millions of Americans
For many, this sleep disorder can go undiagnosed for years until it eventually starts contributing to other health problems, such as hypertension, depression, high blood pressure, fatigue, and increased risk of stroke/heart attack.
There are two types of sleep apnea: central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea.
Central sleep apnea occurs when a person’s brain fails to properly signal their muscles that control breathing, so their breathing stops and starts repeatedly during sleep.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea. It often develops because one’s tongue or the soft tissue in the back of their throat tends to relax during sleep, which can restrict the airway to the lungs. As the airway becomes partially or fully blocked, breathing stops briefly until the person wakes up and makes adjustments to resume breathing. These repeated awakenings disrupt the normal sleep cycle, but are often not recalled the next day. As a result, the person wakes up not knowing why they feel so tired, and continue to feel fatigued and sleepy throughout the day.
Sleep Apnea Drowsiness Can Be Dangerous and Deadly
Snoring Is a Common Sign of Sleep Apnea
Call Today to Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Consultation with Dr. Abdulla
Dr. Abdulla, an expert in dental sleep medicine, is one of a handful of dentists in Orange County who is Board Certified and trained to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) using FDA-approved oral appliance therapy. This oral appliance is worn at night and eliminates the need for a CPAP machine. For sleep apnea patients who would like to make use of their CPAP machine more comfortable, Dr. Abdulla can custom-fit a CPAP mask to work with their existing machine. Call the Laguna Hills Center for Sleep Apnea & CPAP Intolerance to learn more.