Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea involves the momentary cessation of breathing during sleep. Symptoms commonly associated with sleep apnea include snoring, high blood pressure, and tiredness during the day. Sleep apnea is generally caused by the over-relaxation of the soft tissue of the throat.

When the airway is obstructed, snoring results, as does the pause in breathing. Patients with sleep apnea are often unaware that they suffer from the condition. One of the more recognizable signs is daytime drowsiness, which is the result of insufficient sleep, interrupted sleep, or light sleep brought on by sleep apnea.

Other effects of sleep apnea include feeling out of breath, headaches, and dry mouth or sore throat. If you or someone you know is suffering from sleep apnea, contact Beverly Hills Prestige Dental Group and learn about your treatment options. Dr. Javdan has received advanced training in sleep apnea treatment and is prepared to take care of your sleep apnea problems.