Sleep Apnea Call To Get Healthy Sleep
  • Sleep better without a CPAP machine
  • Wake up feeling refreshed instead of groggy
  • Improve your overall health

Sleep Like a Dream by Treating Sleep Apnea in Foster City

Stats Image Up to 18 million people in the U.S. have sleep apnea, with up to 4 million suffering from severe sleep apnea. Source.
Are you tired of waking up feeling groggy and dreading facing the day? Have you been told you snore a lot? If this sounds like you, you could be suffering from sleep apnea in Foster City. The good news is, you’ve come to the right place. We have helped many sleep apnea patients enjoy better rest. With our treatment using a custom oral appliance, you could:

  • Wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated
  • Get out of bed with a purpose
  • Quiet your noisy snoring so you and your bed partner both sleep better
  • Help prevent serious health concerns like heart attacks and strokes

Call Stephen R. Henry, DDS today at 650-718-8087 to schedule a consultation. Get the help you need from a team with sleep apnea experience you can trust. You’ll find our office conveniently located on Foster City Boulevard, with easy access from Highways 92 and 101.

Find Relief With a Sleep Apnea Appliance

Obstructive sleep apnea (the most common type) is not a condition to take lightly. Left untreated, it can contribute to several major health concerns, including high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, heart attacks, and strokes. If you’re experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, we urge you to have a sleep study performed as soon as possible. If you need direction on how to get this done, our team will be glad to help.

When an episode of sleep apnea occurs, your air passage is temporarily blocked by your tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat. You’ll stop breathing for a few seconds before your brain wakes up your body to take in more oxygen. Then you fall back asleep, usually without any knowledge this event has happened. This cycle can repeat itself dozens of times per hour in those with severe sleep apnea.

Dr. Henry can have a custom sleep apnea appliance made that will rest in your mouth while you sleep. It will gently move your lower jaw forward to help keep your airway open. The result will be better sleep and more energy for your day. A sleep appliance often works wonders for patients who have tried CPAP treatment but didn’t like it.

Compared to a CPAP, an appliance is:

  • Less Disruptive – There’s no noise, tubing, or mask to interfere with your rest or bother your partner.
  • Easier to Maintain – You simply wash your appliance with mild soap and water. Unlike a CPAP, you don’t have to disassemble anything or switch out parts.
  • Portable – It’s easy to travel with your sleep appliance. It’s small enough to fit into a purse or pocket. It’s so unobtrusive, you can use it anywhere.

To treat your sleep apnea in Foster City, call Stephen R. Henry, DDS today at 650-718-8087. You can also request an appointment online for a sleep apnea consultation or if you need a routine checkup.

Common Questions About Sleep Apnea

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when you repeatedly stop breathing while sleeping. It is caused by your air passages becoming blocked by your tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat. When they block your airway, you stop breathing for a few seconds before waking up briefly to take in more air. The sleep apnea cycle can repeat itself hundreds of times per night in severe sleep apnea sufferers.

Why is sleep apnea bad?

Not only will sleep apnea disrupt your sleep to the point that you feel fatigued and are unable to concentrate during the day, but this condition has also been linked to several other serious health problems. Sleep apnea can play a role in high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and depression. Treating your sleep apnea now will improve your quality of life and potentially help you live longer.

How do you treat sleep apnea?

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Henry will have a custom oral appliance made for you to wear while you sleep. It will fit comfortably in your mouth and move your lower jaw gently forward to help keep your airway open. The appliance will improve your quality of sleep and help reduce noisy snoring.