I went to see Dr. Abdulla for TMJ and sleep apnea. I had recently got back from a trip and thought I had hurt my neck on a pillow, I had been to see a chiropractor 3 times to no avail . . .
Adrienne M. Cypress, CA
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FDA-Approved Options for Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
For patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is usually the first method of treatment. CPAP machines force air into the lungs through a facial mask worn during sleep. CPAP therapy works best for patients who are good about consistently using their CPAP machine night after night.
However, one commonly cited study indicates that 25 to 50 percent of patients stop using their CPAP machine regularly, or quit completely, after just three months. These patients often complained that the CPAP machine and the mask were too uncomfortable and cumbersome. If the CPAP mask was particularly ill-fitting, they also complained of the noise and lost pressure from leaking air. Others noted nasal congestion, dry mouth, facial pain, and/or a general claustrophobic feeling.
To help those who struggle to use their CPAP machine, the Laguna Hills Center for Sleep Apnea and CPAP Intolerance offers alternative solutions and treatments.
Custom CPAP Mask
Oral Appliance Therapy
Eccovision Acoustic Rhinometer
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options for Orange County Patients
During this consultation, you’ll work with Dr. Abdulla, who is one of just a few dentists in Orange County who is board-certified and trained in dental sleep medicine. With her experience and qualifications, you’re certain to get the help you need to improve your sleep and health.