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Sleep Apnea FAQs

Understand a Common Sleeping Disorder

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder that commonly affects adults and disrupts sleep. The condition is characterized by shallow breathing or pauses in breathing altogether while an individual sleeps. These pauses in breathing may last from a few seconds to a few minutes.

What Are the Different Types of Sleep Apnea?

There are three types of sleep apnea, which are central sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, and mixed sleep apnea.

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

There are a variety of issues that may cause sleep apnea, including relaxed throat and tongue muscles during sleep, large tongue and tonsils, extra soft fat tissue that can thicken the wall of the windpipe in overweight patients, aging, and more.

What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

One of the most common and obvious signs of sleep apnea is loud and chronic snoring, which may be marked by distinct pauses and choking or gasping that follows. Another common symptom is significant daytime sleepiness due to lack of quality sleep during the night. Other symptoms include morning headaches, memory or learning problems, not being able to concentrate, feelings of irritability or depression, mood swings, waking up frequently to urinate, and dry mouth or sore throat after waking up.

How Am I Able to Treat My Sleep Apnea?

From lifestyle changes to mouthpiece, breathing devices, or surgery, there are numerous ways to treat sleep apnea. The specific treatment that you require will vary according to your specific symptoms and complications. Our team at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute has more than 20 years of experience in diagnosing and treating patients with snoring and sleep apnea issues in Ventura County. We are committed to helping you restore regular breathing patterns during sleep and relieving your symptoms.

Sleep Apnea Professionals You Can Trust

sub-consultationAnacapa Dental Art Institute is dedicated to providing men and women in Oxnard and beyond the most advanced and effective treatments available. With OSA, this extends to oral appliances that have a standing record of comfort and efficacy along with lifestyle recommendations based on years of observation, study, and personal experience. We care about each patient we treat and will take time to create a plan that is effective without being punitive, helping move you towards years of restful and restorative sleep.

If you are a candidate for the sleep apnea procedure, you would be hard-pressed to find a dentist in Ventura County more capable than Dr. Jivraj and his team at Anacapa Dental Art Institute. With over 25 years experience to boast, Dr. Jivraj is truly an artist when it comes to the sleep apnea procedures. If you are searching for an experienced Oxnard sleep apnea dentist, please call Anacapa Dental Art Institute at (805) 988-3317 to schedule an appointment with one of our caring, skilled dentists.


Anacapa Dental Art Institute is the premier Oxnard dentist office for your needs, being the expert prosthodontist center that patients and even other dentists rely on for superior dental care. We are known for our state-of-the-art dental work and our professional, talented and caring team. If you are in need of any of our services, feel free to call to set up a private consultation. During this time, Dr. Jivraj will assess your condition and educate you on which treatment options are the best under the circumstances. In this complimentary consultation, we will discuss your dental health concerns and goals in a comfortable and relaxed environment where there will never be pressure for you do anything that you aren’t excited about.

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