The most common form of the disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, results from a blockage of the airway and can be caused by soft tissue or even your tongue. Drs. Meester and Olafsen can provide you with treatment options, making a customized oral appliance for you, one that will adjust the position of your mouth to prevent snoring. A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device can ensure that the throat remains open while your sleep. Surgery is another available option.
Prevention is often the best way to treat the condition. Small lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Avoiding alcohol, smoking, and caffeine can help you sleep more deeply. Weight loss as well as a change in sleeping positions can have a significant effect on sleep apnea in San Diego, CA.
Drs. Meester and Olafsen have extensive experience with this sleep disorder. Schedule an appointment to stop snoring and start getting the rest you need.