Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Wed, 10/03/2012


While not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, it is one of the most common symptoms of this disorder. Sleep apnea occurs when oxygen flow is disrupted during your sleep cycle. This may be the result of narrowed airways or due to an interruption of signals between the brain and the breathing muscles. The former cause, known as obstructive sleep apnea, can often be treated with a simple dental device provided by Fresno sleep apnea dentist Dr. Greg Miyake.

Treating Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

OSA is a condition caused by the narrowing of the airways during sleep. This can result in snoring, choking, and gasping for air at frequent intervals while sleeping. Treating this condition may be possible with a mouthguard that repositions your jaw, holds your tongue in place, and opens the throat to facilitate optimal oxygen flow. This can help eliminate snoring while also restoring a restful night’s sleep.

Using neuromuscular principles, Dr. Miyake can work with your sleep doctor to customize a mouthguard that meets your exact needs.

If you live in or around Fresno, Clovis, or Madera, California and have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or would like a solution for snoring, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS to schedule an initial consultation today.