Our Mission is to Help You Sleep Better
We have one goal: To assist in determining what may be causing your individual sleeping disorder and to make sure that you get directed to the proper treatment specialist. For appropriate diagnosis and treatment many sleep disorders may require the coordination of several medical specialties including: primary care physicians, pulmonologists, neurologists, head and neck surgeons, sleep psychiatrists and psychologists, and qualified dentists to achieve the proper treatment.
At Sleep Apnea San Diego, to pre-screened patients, we can offer a complimentary consultation and discussion with Dr. Danney to better understand your unique sleeping situation. We may also provide the option of airway path resistance testing. Using a clinical examination and sound-wave technology, a simple and non-invasive procedure, Dr. Danney can evaluate how easily air passes through your nasal and oral passages and how any potential obstructions may influence your ability to sleep and possibly influence treatment. He may also provide an overnight sleep test utilizing a pulse oximetry device to determine if there are interruptions of oxygen supply to your body during sleep.
Call us to see if you qualify for this complimentary diagnostic consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire how our services may benefit you.
6386 Alvarado Court, Suite 315
San Diego, CA 92120
CALL: 619-Apnea-Dr (619-276-3237)
Monday, Tuesday & Thurday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:30pm
Begin your journey to a better night's sleep in just a few easy steps.
Consultation & Evaluation
Perhaps the most important visit is the initial consultation. During this complimentary visit Dr. Danney will talk to you in depth and help you assess what your best next step to a better nights sleep should be. He will help you seek the proper treatment and lay out a course of action so that you may receive the best medical treatment for your unique sleep condition. Through his extensive participation in sleep conferences with sleep physicians he has developed a keen knowledge as to how experts in the field may provide different forms of treatment.
We offer testing in three areas to help you get started. We can do an Acoustic Rhinometer Testing that utilizes sound wave technology to determine if there may be blockage to your nasal passage and breathing. We also offer Acoustic Pharangometry Testing to determine if sound waves detect a collapse of the soft tissues further down your airway in the pharyngeal area. Finally we can offer a pulse oximetry unit to determine if there are disturbances in your oxygen intake while you are sleeping.
After all testing is completed a course of action to help treat your unique sleeping disorder is placed into action. Based on the initial interview and test results Dr. Danney will meet with you to discuss the best approach to treat your unique situation. A consultation with a Sleep Physician, Sleep Psychologist or Psychiatrist, or Head and Neck Surgeon may be in order. Additionally further testing with sophisticated sleep study equipment, either at home or in a sleep study laboratory, may be indicated. We offer level three home sleep testing at Sleep Apnea San Diego to adjust our appliances and monitor their effectiveness.
Once a patient is properly diagnosed by the appropriate professional or group of professionals, the implementation of a treatment protocol is initiated. If CPAP therapy is prescribed but does not become a viable treatment option, then perhaps an oral appliance will prove to be the preferred treatment choice. It might also be that the patient needs to alter their sleep cycle and possibly use light box therapy or blue light blocking glasses. With the cooperation of both the patient and the coordination of a team of professionals who specialize in sleep, we will help map out the best treatment options to guide you toward a more restorative night's sleep.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when there is airway path blockage or obstruction when the muscles and oral structures relax while a person is sleeping. This relaxation may block the flow of essential oxygen the body needs for survival and will result in periods of disruption in the sleeping cycle as the body arouses to correct the condition and allow oxygen flow to resume.
Who Suffers from Sleep Apnea?
You may be at risk and suffering from sleep apnea
Sleep apnea does not affect just any one type of person. Anyone can struggle with sleep apnea and not even realize it. Often times it can be overlooked as just snoring but there may be other more severe underlying health risks that also exist. Are you wondering if you may be someone who needs treatment? Take the test and find out.
The No Mask Sleep Solution Alternative
A Properly Designed Oral Appliance is a Medically accepted form of Therapy
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is considered the "Gold Standard" for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and if a patient is comfortably and successfully using their CPAP system with regularity then we strongly encourage them to continue to do so. However, with follow up studies showing that as many as half the patients diagnosed to use a CPAP machine do not use it on a regular basis or even at all, it might be time to seek an effective alternative form of treatment approved and accepted by physicians and health insurance which also has a much higher acceptance rate by patients. Having a CPAP unit sitting idly by your bed and not being utilized is as dangerous as not having one at all! Unfortunately deceased Supreme Court Justice Antoine Scalia and NFL Hall of Fame member Reggie White are two notable examples of patients who had been prescribed to use CPAP machines but who passed away in their sleep with their CPAP machines sitting idly by and not being utilized. The possible solution? A custom made oral appliance designed specifically for treating sleep apnea and snoring.