Snoring & Sleep Apnea FAQs
Snore Experts is the region’s leading Snoring and Sleep Apnea medical treatment facilities whose flagship office is in Encino, CA, also serving Pasadena, Beverly Hills and Valencia. Founder, Dr. Jonathan Greenburg, his partner Dr. Jay Khorsandi and Dr Stephanie Colletta. Snore Experts recently added Dr. Barbara Burggraaff as Medical Director. Snore Experts has treated 1,000’s of Southern California patients performing in-home sleep studies; Oral Appliance therapy, APAP/CPAP therapy, and NightLase® Laser Therapy.
What is Snoring?
Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. In some cases, the sound may be soft, but in most cases, it can be loud and unpleasant. Snoring during sleep may be a sign, or first alarm, of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), is a breathing related sleep disorder which can cause people to snore, as well as pose serious health threats. OSA is a condition that occurs when a person regularly stops breathing (apnea) for 10 seconds or longer with drops in their blood oxygen levels during sleep.
I Have Sleep Apnea, Have a CPAP, But Don’t Like Using It.
Every day we treat patients just like you who have tried the CPAP and found it uncomfortable or unbearable. Our dental-based solutions offer an alternative solution to the CPAP. Oral appliances are custom-made to the size and shape of your mouth. Because they are made from impressions we take of your teeth and are adjusted by a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine, they are much more comfortable, and more effective, than any mouthpiece you’ve tried at home. This allows us to comfortably and gently move the lower jaw forward while you sleep and open your airway. By doing this we can get your snoring and sleep apnea under control and offer an effective and FDA-approved alternative to the CPAP machine. In addition, ask us about NightLase® Laser Snoring Therapy, a new Non-invasive laser therapy for snoring.
How Can Snore Experts Help Me?
Many of our patients simply snore and their partners find it unbearable. At our treatment centers we offer you the ability to determine if your snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea is simply snoring or something more. This is done through our in-home sleep study programs. With your consultation at Snore Experts, you will gain knowledge that will help you on your way to sleeping better. After your sleep study we can then offer advanced oral appliances, as well as other options that can treat your snoring effectively and get you the sleep you deserve. Call us today to learn how we can help you stop snoring now! 818-578-3500