Sleep Apnea Doctor & Snoring Treatment Orange County

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Orange County Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment Specialist Dr. Susan A. Bollinger ensures our patients receive effective treatments and solutions to their sleep irregularities.

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea About Snoring As many as half of adults snore nightly and about half of those who snore nightly actually hae ostrutie sleep apea. “orig ours he a perso’s airas are ostruted during sleep causing them to make the harsh sounds that many of us know all too well. Important Facts About Snoring: • Those who are at the most risk for snoring are males and people who are overweight. • While many men snore snoring is still a problem affecting both genders • As people age the effects of snoring increase drastically creating breathing problems for them during the night • “orig a or a ot e assoiated ith sleep apea ut that it’s eessar for health reasons to determine first if a person has sleep apnea • If ou eperiee eig sorig hih is sorig ithout sleep apea the the treatment plan may be different. In any event we can still provide relief.

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About Obstructive Sleep Apnea Have you ever been told that you sometimes stop breathing while asleep or that your snoring is interrupted by pauses gasps and snorting noises These are all signs that you may be suffering from sleep apnea. This condition can be extremely disruptive and frustrating to a bed partner and can also be quite harmful to your health. •An apnea is the suspension of breathing •Each stoppage in breath results in drops in blood oxygen levels •Patients may have dozens to hundreds of apneas each night •The sleeper is momentarily startled awake but may not remember •The od’s erous sste triggers a stress respose to resue reathig after eah apnea event

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Symptoms of Sleep Apnea The ongoing release of stress hormones and repeated instantaneous awakenings throughout the night rob sleep apnea suffers of the benefits of restorative rest. Though they are sleep deprived many sufferers have no idea how severe their condition is and believe they are sleeping soundly through the night. •An ongoing sense of listlessness irritability or depression •Awakening in the morning with a sort throat or a headache •Decreased visual acuity •Experiencing sudden unexplained awakenings during the night •Nodding off when sitting or driving •Poor memory or an inability to maintain mental focus •Poor performance at work or school

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Susan A. Bollinger DDS 1401 Avocado Ave Ste 309 Newport Beach CA 92660 Phone: 949 759-7007 http://zzzztonight.com/ Reach Out Today

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