Dr. Michael Simmons Your snoring and sleep apnea dentist in Tarzana, CA

Dr. Michael Simmons

18386 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356

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  • Michael L. 4/1/2015

    MY DREAMS ARE BACK! With the oral appliance I finally sleep well enough to dream again.

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Sleep Quizzes

  • What is Snoring?

    The snoring sound comes from air struggling to pass through a blocked airway caused by collapsed tissues in the back of the throat or other obstruction.

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  • Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

    If you snore, are always tired during the day, have morning headaches or are gasping for air or mouth breathing in your sleep, you may have sleep apnea.

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  • Oral Appliance Therapy:

    The most effective alternative to CPAP to treat snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea , oral appliances open the airway by moving your jaw forward.

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  • Why See a Dentist?

    Wearing an anti-snoring mouthpiece without seeing a qualified dentist can worsen or lead to side effects such as TMJ disorder, bruxism and silent apnea.

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Welcome to the Practice of Dr. Michael Simmons

Sleep Apnea Dentist
Your local Tarzana dentist committed to saving lives by providing treatment for sleep apnea. Dr. Simmons is on several committees on a national level such as the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and teaches at the Pre Doctoral program in Dental Sleep Medicine at UCLA. If you are looking for a highly credible source of information and a well-trained, caring and talented dentist for simple to complicated problems, look no further than Dr. Simmons. More About Dr. Michael Simmons

Sleep Apnea News

  • The Sleep Problem That Can Mess with Your Brain
    Jan 29, 2016 Snoring like a chainsaw doesn’t just make your girl lose her mind—it messes with yours, too. Men with certain sleep issues are more likely to develop problems in their brains that are linked to...
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  • Too Often, CPAP Is Only Sleep Apnea Treatment Offered
    Jan 14, 2016 More than half of those diagnosed with sleep apnea fail to stick with the standard treatment for the condition, the CPAP mask, a new study says. And most aren't given additional options or referred to a specialist, even when they can't tolerate the first treatment.
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  • Sleep better in 2016 with these 14 foods
    Jan 12, 2016 "Like 50 million to 70 million other Americans, I battle with insomnia. My love for food inspired me to start there in search of relief. Here's what I found."
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  • Less sleep = aging faster
    Jan 11, 2016 Sleep insufficiency may be caused by broad scale societal factors such as round-the-clock access to technology and work schedules, but sleep disorders such as insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea also play an important role.
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  • The Deadly Reality Of Living With Sleep Apnea
    Jan 8, 2016 This isn’t just about getting enough sleep. Or waking up a frustrated wife. Sleep apnea, when left untreated, is life threatening. High blood pressure, heart irregularities, headaches and memory problems are the lightest of the consequences.
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  • 6 New Year's Resolutions That Help You Sleep Better
    Dec 31, 2015 These common New Year's Resolutions have the added benefit of helping you sleep better and avoid insomnia this year. Sleep plays a critical role in our ability to fend off illness, learn new things, and tackle each day with energy. Click "read more"to learn about them.
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  • #StopTheSnore
    Dec 30, 2015 The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project urges you to be aware of snoring, which is a warning sign for obstructive sleep apnea. Make the Pledge today...
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  • Always Tired? Sleep Apnea Could Be to Blame
    Dec 20, 2015 If you're always tired, sleep apnea—and other common sleeping problems linked to heart disease, weight gain, and more—could be to blame.
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  • Dentists Offer Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
    Dec 15, 2015 Many Americans realize that snoring affects their ability to get a quality night’s sleep, but most don’t know it could play a role in other health problems.
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  • Have sleep apnea? The latest advances might help
    Dec 8, 2015 Fortunately, the word is out. More people than ever know the signs -- excessive snoring, shortness of breath, sleepiness during the day. With awareness comes solutions. Some are older, with new technological twists. Others are cutting edge. Here are four:
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  • Sleep apnea causes and treatment breakthroughs
    Nov 29, 2015 Over the course of 2015 much news came out about how sleep apnea can negative impact health and increase the risk of other health ailments. Below are Bel Marra Health’s top news stories about sleep apnea, which we hope you will find useful and will prompt you to get yourself checked out if you believe that you may have it.
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  • The Connection Between Gout and Sleep Apnea
    Nov 20, 2015 As you know, sleep apnea can be linked to a variety of health conditions including heart disease. With recent research, we have found another connection: gout. A new study has found that sleep apnea can be linked to gout and flare-ups according to The Washington Post.
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  • STOPBang Helps Predict OSA
    Nov 16, 2015 According to Mark Fenton, MD, the STOPBang questionnaire is able to rule out obstructive sleep apnea in some patients, as reported by Medpage Today.
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  • Can listening to music help you sleep?
    Nov 13, 2015 Recently, British composer Max Richter released an eight-hour-long composition titled Sleep, which he has described as a lullaby, meant to be listened to while sleeping.
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  • Interrupted sleep impacts mood more than lack of sleep, study finds
    Nov 2, 2015 After a bad night's sleep, you are unlikely to be in the best of moods. But according to a new study, your bad mood may be down to lack of quality sleep, rather than lack of quantity.
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  • Is your pet wrecking your sleep?
    Oct 31, 2015 According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, 18 percent of pet owners felt that their animal disturbed their slumber. But the actual numbers are likely higher.
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  • 5 Surprising Facts About Sleep Apnea
    Oct 19, 2015 Tossing, turning, snoring and waking up in a fog might mean more than just a bad night’s sleep, especially if they happen on a regular basis.
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  • In Kids, Sleep Apnea Can Be Misdiagnosed as ADHD
    Oct 19, 2015 According to Redondo Beach dentist Michael Fulbright, DDS, sleep apnea in children is a big problem, particularly when it goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed entirely.
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  • Can I drink a glass of wine (or beer) before my sleep study?
    Oct 13, 2015 Just because a drink before bed can make it easier for you to fall asleep doesn’t mean that it actually helps you sleep well. Drinking alcohol can reduce the effectiveness and alter the results of your sleep study.
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  • Untreated Sleep Apnea Can Worsen Migraines
    Oct 2, 2015 We’ve seen connections between sleep apnea and an array of conditions, but did you know untreated sleep apnea can actually worsen migraine headaches? It can. Some migraines specialists even believe that most of their patients are not aware that they suffer from sleep breathing disorders—more proof that diagnosis and treatment are key to a leading a healthy life.
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  • Women and Sleep: What you Need to Know
    Sep 2, 2015 Top 5 Sleep Facts for Women
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