When you’re fiddling around with your car or trying to fix the bathtub without calling in a professional, we say: More power to you! However, when it comes to serious disorders that can affect your long-term health, we say: Seek help from a professional. Understandably, you may not fully understand the ins and outs of your sleep apnea just yet. However, remember that receiving professional sleep apnea treatment is absolutely essential. Get some questions cleared up with our FAQs session about do-it-yourself (DIY) care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can’t I just use some snore strips that I can purchase at the drugstore?

Answer: This isn’t the right choice. While snoring may be a symptom of sleep apnea, these two issues are not the same. You will need sleep apnea treatment to treat the source of the problem, which should address both the underlying sleep disorder and your snoring.

Question: I know that lifestyle changes can dramatically improve my sleeping. Why not just see if these will make a difference and then come to you for sleep apnea treatment in a year or so?

Answer: It is a very good plan to make these changes. However, it is important to address your sleep apnea with something that will make it stop immediately, as well, because when it’s untreated, it can cause serious problems with your health.

Question: I can usually get my sleep apnea related headaches to go away by taking a pain reliever, so is it really that important that I do something about my sleep issue? I keep hoping it will resolve on its own.

Answer: Yes. Treating the symptoms won’t solve the problem (which, as mentioned, may damage your overall health). It won’t go away on its own. Sleep apnea treatment can resolve the problem.

Learn More About Treating Your Sleep Apnea With A Visit

Schedule a visit with us, during which we can explain sleep apnea, offer treatment, and provide you with additional answers to your questions. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.