Sleep Apnea Dentistry in Valencia, Newhall & Canyon Country serving the Santa Clarita Valley.
Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by total breath pauses during sleep. The pauses can be a few to a hundred in a sleep session and can temporarily impair the functioning of the sufferer’s body organs as they receive little oxygen from the lungs. Here’s how to know you have sleep apnea.
If you snore
Snoring is caused by a blockage in the upper respiratory airways. It is one of the most common signs of sleep apnea.
Most individuals who snore during sleep don’t know they do it because it stops just as soon as they regain consciousness. You may have to record yourself sleeping or ask a bed partner or roommate to help you find out.
Note that snoring and sleep apnea don’t always have to appear in the same equation. A good percentage of snorers out there actually do not have sleep apnea. Equally, not all sleep apnea sufferers snore during sleep.
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Dr. Poitrus and his staff are amazing. He is well established in the valley, has great credentials, and has a very kind chairside manner, same with his staff. The office is clearly well ran and I sense that delays are very rare. I've been in and out without any delay on my visits. I've been to a couple newer offices in SCV that left me incensed at their intentional misdiagnoses to upsell procedures - I can't recommend Dr. Poitrus enough.
If you are always fatigued
Fatigue and sleepiness are almost obvious signs of lack of enough sleep. Most people are aware of that but then do not know what to attribute the lack of sleep.
Well, sleep apnea can be a cause of everyday daytime fatigue if you can’t trace when you used so much energy to justify it. Enough breath pauses a night can considerably lower your quality of sleep and make it difficult for you to cope during the day.
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If you wake up with headaches
Wake-up-time headaches may also signal that you have sleep apnea.
The reduced supply of oxygen to your brain initiated by interrupted breathing leads to widening of blood vessels and consequently vascular headaches.
If you suspect you have sleep apnea, call 661-417-0003 today to schedule an appointment with one of our sleep specialists at Copper Canyon Dentistry. We diagnose and offer treatment to patients with sleep disorders in Valencia, Newhall, Canyon Country, Santa Clarita, CA area and elsewhere.