More than 70 million Americans have sleep disorders, and if you’re one of them, you know how insomnia makes you feel. Whether you’re sleepless in San Jose, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, or anywhere nearby, the doctors at Spark Sleep Solutions can do exactly as the name suggests: find solutions to your sleep problem. Their expertise in dental sleep medicine, orofacial pain, and dental medicine has helped many Bay Area patients and can help with your sleep apnea treatment or snoring treatment in Santa Cruz.
A Gift of Health
When you gift yourself with snoring or sleep apnea treatment in Santa Cruz, you’ll not only feel better but will be on the road to better health in general. According to Healthline, those who don’t usually get seven to nine hours a night might face weakened immunity, weight gain, and a greater risk of obesity and heart disease, in addition to the obvious problems with memory and mood. If sleep apnea and snoring are causing your insomnia–and there are many other causes–you will also be helping your partner get a better night’s sleep! So you may be gifting both of you a better relationship.
Is It Sleep Apnea?
If you’re one of the more than 40 million Americans who have sleep disorders, you should know you have a variety of options for snoring treatment in Santa Cruz and surrounds, as well as sleep apnea treatment in the Santa Cruz area.
Is your snoring caused by sleep apnea? Not all snoring is, but look for these, among other, symptoms:
- The snoring wakes your partner.
- Chest pain at night.
- High blood pressure.
- Gasping or choking.
Your Treatment Options
Many sleep apnea problems can be solved without surgery. Instead, you often can choose between an oral sleep appliance and a CPAP machine. CPAP stands for “continuous positive airway pressure,” and these machines let you use a mask or nose piece while a hose gives you steady air pressure that helps you to breathe easier.
On the other hand, OAT, or oral appliance therapy, custom-fits you with a mouthpiece that keeps your airway free while you sleep. It’s recommended as a first step, or for patients who might find difficulties with a CPAP system. It’s also easier to use and more portable.
Take the First Step Today
If sleep apnea is interfering with your nighttime rest, give yourself the gift of better health by calling one of our seven offices to book an appointment for a consultation. We accept most insurance and can coordinate with your primary care doctor. The first step will include a sleep study so we can observe your sleep and determine whether apnea is the problem. Give us a call so we can give you the details. Get started on the way to a better night’s sleep, and a healthier life overall.