Sleep Apnea Center of LA Offers Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sleep apnea is a common but serious condition that affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. Unfortunately, sleep apnea symptoms can disrupt sleep throughout the night, and it can significantly increase the risk of serious health problems and even death. The Sleep Apnea Center of LA and the sleep apnea dentist offer sleep apnea treatment options for patients.

Patients who have or who suspect that they have sleep apnea can benefit from a complimentary consultation with the Los Angeles sleep apnea doctor at the center. Symptoms of sleep apnea can include loud snoring, sleep disruptions, daytime sleepiness, irritability, morning headaches and sore throat or dry mouth. These sleep apnea symptoms can also indicate the presence of other health problems, so an evaluation is critical for getting at the source of the problem. Patients will be carefully evaluated and their medical history will be reviewed. A sleep study may be recommended for an accurate diagnosis. Visit for more information.

Obstructive sleep apnea can develop as a result of a number of different factors, including excess weight, certain medications, excessive alcohol use or smoking. The goal of treatment, which can include lifestyle changes, oral appliances or CPAP use, is to alleviate symptoms and promote healthy sleep patterns. Sleep apnea can interrupt breathing hundreds of times a night, decrease oxygen levels in the blood and lead to chronic sleep deprivation.

Proper treatment can also help patients achieve better control over their weight, heart conditions, high blood pressure and attention problems. Central sleep apnea may require a different treatment approach. Each patient is carefully evaluated to identify the type of sleep apnea, the cause and the most appropriate treatment plan for their needs. Because the risks and repercussions of sleep apnea can be so serious, proper diagnosis is critical to good health. Patients who have any symptoms of sleep apnea may need further evaluation to identify the underlying causes of their problems.

The Sleep Apnea Center of LA has a friendly, professionally trained staff that has experience with the latest techniques and procedures for treating sleep apnea. Testing can be performed in the privacy of a patient's home, and treatment labs are designed to ensure comfort and relaxation.

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