At Westlake TMJ & Sleep, we have helped a number of patients throughout the Westlake Village, CA area who suffer from snoring and/or sleep apnea. Whether it’s through weight loss or Oral Appliance Therapy, our team is here to help reduce snoring and improve sleep patterns. Patients who visit Dr. Borquez not only find the restful sleep they were looking for, they also tend to lead healthier lives.
People who suffer from sleep apnea often assume that a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine will resolve all their issues and they will once again be able to sleep comfortably throughout the night. While CPAP machines are often effective, some patients struggle with discomfort and want some other, non-surgical treatment options.
Some of these options include:
- Weight loss — as little as 10 pounds may be enough to make a difference.
- Change of sleeping position — Because you tend to snore more when sleeping on your back, sleeping on your side may be helpful. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and heavy meals — especially within two hours of bedtime.
- Oral Appliance Therapy — an oral appliance is a device that is worn in the mouth, similar to sports mouthguard. The appliance tries to prevent collapse of your tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat.
If you have mild to moderate sleep apnea or have issues with snoring and have found a CPAP machine difficult to use, contact us today at Westlake TMJ & Sleep in Westlake Village, CA to discuss your treatment options.