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San Francisco, CA area patients can use oral appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea



Dr. Leo Arellano of the San Francisco, CA community encourages patients to consider the use of oral appliance therapy as an alternative to the traditional CPAP machine.

With a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, many patients in the area of San Francisco, CA are advised to consider the benefits of a CPAP machine. This device, while effective, is cumbersome and uncomfortable for many, causing patients to give up on using it and dealing with the consequences of obstructive sleep apnea. Instead, treatment may be easier with the help of a dentist. Dr. Leo Arellano of the San Francisco, CA community encourages patients to consider the use of oral appliance therapy as an alternative to the traditional CPAP machine. What is oral appliance therapy? Oral appliance therapy for … Continue reading

Find comfortable, effective relief from sleep apnea in San Francisco



Find comfortable, effective relief from sleep apnea in San Francisco

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. Lack of sleep has been linked to industrial disasters, motor vehicle wrecks, and other serious occupational errors, such as in the field of medicine. Additionally, insufficient sleep has been linked to serious conditions such as increased mortality, cancer, obesity, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, lack of productivity, and a reduced quality of life. Insufficient sleep can be caused by a number of things, but sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea play a significant role. Fortunately, people in San Francisco can turn to Dr. Leo … Continue reading

Getting adjusted to your new life free of snoring and sleep apnea in Daly City



Getting adjusted to your new life free of snoring and sleep apnea in Daly City

Oral Appliance Therapy – Oral appliances are at the forefront for reducing snoring and alleviating mild to moderate forms of sleep apnea. An oral appliance is a plastic device that fits inside your mouth to be worn at night while you sleep. It offers many of the same benefits as a conventional continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) system, without the intruding hoses, pump, and mask. Benefits: Substantial reduction in occurrence of sleep apnea and snoring, especially for patients prone to sleeping on their backs or stomachs Higher rate of compliance than CPAP users Better quality of sleep Reduced snoring frequency and … Continue reading

San Francisco dentist warns that snoring may be a sign of a serious condition



San Francisco dentist warns that snoring may be a sign of a serious condition

Nearly everyone knows someone who snores, whether it is a bed partner, a relative, or a roommate. Many find snoring amusing, teasing the noisy sleeper or laughing about it. However, snoring can be a symptom of a serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This condition is not a laughing matter; it can have devastating effects on the sufferer’s life and health. Snoring is the harsh sound produced when breathing is obstructed during sleep. When the muscles are relaxed and air flows past the soft palate and uvula, it can cause vibration, resulting in the noise. All snorers have an … Continue reading

Sleep Apnea Treatment San Francisco



Sleep Apnea Treatment San Francisco

Approximately three million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea each year. This condition, which may have a number of causes and risk factors, causes a person to stop breathing, sometimes hundreds of times each night. Most cases diagnosed are obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is the easiest to treat. To treat sleep apnea, the condition must first be diagnosed. This is the primary challenge of the disorder, as the patient is usually completely unaware of his or her sleep disturbance. When apneic episodes occur, sleep is disrupted just enough to prompt a breathing response. Typically, this is not enough to … Continue reading

Beneficial Sleep Apnea Treatment in San Francisco



Beneficial Sleep Apnea Treatment in San Francisco

Millions of people deal with the issue of disruptive snoring. This nightly disruption may be their own; or possibly their bed partner’s. Snoring may be more than a nuisance; it may be a sign of sleep apnea. If you or your partner experience any of the following symptoms, with or without snoring, it would be wise to speak with your dentist or physician to determine if sleep apnea may be the culprit. Waking up feeling out of breath, a choking or gasping sensation Excessive daytime sleepiness or tiredness even after a full night’s sleep Consistently waking with a dry mouth … Continue reading

What are Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Sleep Apnea?



What are Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Sleep Apnea?

Some couples deal with snoring in their own way — using snore prevention aids created to lessen or stop what causes their snoring, and the extreme measure of sleeping in separate rooms. Doing one or more of these things solves the problem of hearing the snoring, but what about solving the underlying problem that causes the issue? Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of apnea. This condition is caused by a collapsed or blocked airway while sleeping. This blockage can cause shallow breathing and even pauses in breathing which is the main characteristic of apnea. When this blockage … Continue reading

What is Sleep Apnea?



Dr. Arellano and his team have that experience and the expertise to help diagnose and treat sleep apnea through oral appliances that can also prevent snoring.

If you’ve ever had trouble sleeping, you know how frustrating it can be to be tired the next morning because you didn’t get the rest you needed. With advances in technology, doctors are now able to diagnose the causes of a person’s inability to sleep and provide the necessary treatment. Among the many types of sleeping disorders that people experience, sleep apnea is one of the more common ones. What exactly is sleep apnea and how do you know if you suffer from it? In many cases, you may not even realize that you have sleep apnea. The person to … Continue reading

San Francisco dentist helps many patients who have obstructive sleep apnea



San Francisco dentist helps many patients who have obstructive sleep apnea

It is estimated that more than 22 million Americans suffer from the debilitation and life shortening effects of sleep apnea. Fortunately, help for this serious condition may be as close as the dentist’s office. Dental therapy has had a role in managing obstructive sleep apnea since it was discovered that appliances used to enhance craniofacial development were found to help open the airway. Dr. Leo Arellano and his skilled team have played a large role in helping many people in San Francisco, Daly City, and the neighboring areas, who are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea to get the restorative sleep … Continue reading

Comfortable oral appliance treatment for sleep apnea in San Francisco



Comfortable oral appliance treatment for sleep apnea in San Francisco

Dr. Leo Arellano offers comfortable oral appliance treatment in San Francisco for sleep apnea, a serious condition that affects more than 18 million Americans. Although CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is the conventional treatment, many patients fail to comply with CPAP due to discomfort and inconvenience. An oral appliance is a terrific alternative for those with mild to moderate sleep apnea. What is obstructive sleep apnea? People who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) stop breathing repeatedly while sleeping, sometimes for a minute, or longer, this can occur hundreds of times per night. The sleeper is usually unaware of these pauses … Continue reading


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