Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Long Beach
Do you snore? Feel like you just can’t get enough sleep no matter what you try? Are you concerned with a growing waistline or a shortened temper? Believe it or not, these may all be signs of the same issue: obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a serious breathing disorder affecting the lives of 25 million Americans. It causes your airway to become blocked while you are sleeping, lowering your blood oxygen level as you stop breathing for anywhere from a few seconds to two minutes. This may happen only a few times a night, or be repeated thousands of time.
This disorder affects every aspect of your life. Without proper treatment, it can even be fatal.
Laurene K. Duke
Dr. Duke is a dentist who is passionate about helping her patients overcome the difficulties presented by obstructive sleep apnea. She has pursued education in sleep medicine for 15 years to ensure she provides all of her patients with the best care for this often overlooked condition. She also provides a range of other dental services to patients of all ages in our progressive office.
My husband took to sleeping on the couch to avoid my snoring. Neither of us were sleeping well. Dr. Duke helped me to breathe better at night with the help of an oral appliance. The difference is amazing.Carol D.
When I was diagnosed with OSA, my doctor recommended that I use a CPAP machine to deal with the problem. I couldn’t stand it. I turned to the internet for other options, and found Dr. Duke. She’s changed everything for me. Can’t thank her enough!Arnold S.
I was having trouble concentrating at work and was irritable all the time. I tried going to bed earlier, but i always felt tired. I was spending a fortune on coffee. Now with oral appliance therapy, I’m feeling so much better.Renzo M.
Dr. Duke is fantastic. The oral appliance for sleep apnea is great, but it’s not the only thing she’s done to help me. We made a plan to help me improve my sleep apnea with behavioral changes too. Thank you, Dr. Duke!Pat B.