A Dental Sleep Clinic

Serving Mission Viejo, CA, with Advanced Sleep Solutions

The Snooze Doc is a state-of-the-art sleep clinic situated in the lively community of Mission Viejo, CA. We take pride in offering advanced, non-invasive solutions to transform your sleep experiences. Our team, led by the expert Dr. Aimee Trujillo, is dedicated to diagnosing and treating sleep-related breathing disorders with compassion and care. We strive to provide in-depth solutions to ensure you get the quality of sleep you deserve.

Understanding Sleep Apnea

Did you know that around 30 million Americans have sleep apnea? Unfortunately, many people with severe symptoms go undiagnosed and untreated. About 1 in 5 experience mild symptoms, while 1 in 15 suffer from severe sleep apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common yet serious medical condition that can cause frequent breathing interruptions while sleeping. These interruptions happen when the upper airway becomes partially or completely blocked, leading to a lack of oxygen supply to the body. This condition can greatly impact your overall health, leading to daytime fatigue, mood swings, lack of concentration, and other related issues. Therefore, it is essential to seek medical attention if you suspect that you may have OSA.

Snoring Management

Are you tired of being disturbed by snoring during your sleep? You and your partner deserve a good night’s rest without interruptions. Our approach tackles snoring at its source, providing practical solutions to help you achieve the deep, uninterrupted sleep you need. Don’t let snoring affect your quality of life any longer; take action today!

Advancing Sleep Medicine

When it comes to achieving restful sleep, we believe in taking a holistic approach. Quality sleep is vital for everyone’s health and well-being, so we incorporate healthy habits into our strategy. From promoting nasal breathing and optimizing vitamin D levels to adjusting sleep positions, we strive to enhance your sleep quality significantly. We aim to help you achieve a restful sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed and full of energy in the morning.

Comprehensive Insurance Coverage

We make treatment accessible and affordable by accepting various medical insurance plans, ensuring you receive the highest quality of care without financial stress.

What Our Patients Say

“Dr. Trujillo transformed my life by freeing me from my cumbersome CPAP machine. I haven’t slept this well in years!”

Lindsey R.

Why Choose The Snooze Doc?

At The Snooze Doc, we’re not just a sleep clinic but your partners in achieving long-lasting sleep health. Our comprehensive suite of services cater to a range of sleep-related issues:

Sleep Apnea Solutions

Snoring Relief

Holistic Sleep Remedies

Oral Appliance Therapy

Choosing The Snooze Doc means opting for a warm, caring environment where your sleep health is prioritized. Our tailored treatments are designed to improve your sleep and overall well-being.

Our Treatment Process at The Snooze Doc

Diagnosis and Initial Consultation:

Begin with a comprehensive evaluation. Dr. Aimee will coordinate with other sleep providers for diagnosing your sleep apnea.

Home Sleep Testing:

If indicated, a home sleep test may be ordered after your consultation. This test allows you to accurately measure your sleep patterns in your bed, avoiding the discomfort of in-lab sleep studies. Home sleep tests are known for their reliability and are preferable for their convenience and accuracy.

Review and Treatment Planning:

After your home sleep test results are analyzed, our sleep physician will discuss the findings with you in detail. We primarily recommend oral appliance therapy, tailored specifically for you under the expert guidance of Dr. Aimee. This personalized approach ensures that you receive the most suitable and effective treatment for your needs.

Start Sleeping Better:

Once your treatment plan is in place, we’ll guide you and your family through successfully managing your treatment long-term. Our goal is to ensure you get revitalizing sleep and maintain it.

Meet Dr. Aimee

From her advanced training at The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC to achieving diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Aimee Trujillo is a distinguished expert in dental sleep medicine. Her primary commitment is to enhance your overall health and well-being through custom-fitted oral appliance therapy, an effective solution for many patients often covered by insurance. 

Aside from her commitment to her profession, Dr. Aimee is also a proud resident of Lake Forest, where she lives with her husband, Matt, and their children. When she’s not working, you can find Dr. Aimee balancing her time between family, home projects, travel, and golf.

Start Your Journey to Restful Sleep with Us

At The Snooze Doc, our staff and I use the latest techniques and technology to diagnose and treat sleep-related breathing disorders, including OSA. We work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their specific needs and ensures that they get the restful sleep they deserve.

If you’re ready to start getting the restful sleep you need, book a consultation with me today. Together, we can work to ensure that you enjoy a healthy and restful night’s sleep for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sleep Health

Understanding sleep health can be complex, but we’re here to provide you with clear, helpful information. Here are some common questions our patients ask:

What are the major signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Regular pauses in breathing during sleep, loud snoring, waking up abruptly gasping for air, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Is there a typical sleep apnea patient?

Sleep apnea can affect anyone but is more common in men, especially those over 50 with risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, and a neck circumference over 16 inches. However, women are also significantly at risk. The condition stems from anatomical issues and other bodily responses to airway collapse.

Can snoring be more than just a nuisance?

Yes, while snoring can sometimes be harmless, it often indicates deeper issues like obstructive sleep apnea, which can have significant health consequences if untreated.

What is Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT and how does it work?

Oral Appliance Therapy involves using a custom-fitted device, similar to a mouthguard, worn during sleep to keep your airway open. It’s an effective alternative to CPAP machines for many patients with mild to moderate OSA.

Are there lifestyle changes that can help with sleep apnea?

Yes, weight management, avoiding alcohol and sedatives before bedtime, quitting smoking, and changing sleep positions can significantly improve symptoms.

How do I know if I need a sleep study?

If you experience symptoms like snoring, regular sleep disruptions, or daytime fatigue, a sleep study may be necessary to diagnose sleep disorders like OSA.

Is sleep apnea treatment covered by insurance?

Many treatments, including Oral Appliance Therapy, are covered under most medical insurance plans. We can help you navigate your coverage options.

Can children have sleep apnea?

While obstructive sleep apnea is rare in children, many exhibit symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing, such as snoring, grinding, mouth breathing, and thumb sucking. These issues are prevalent in about 9 out of 10 children and can manifest in symptoms commonly mistaken for ADHD, poor school performance, and prolonged bedwetting.

What should I bring to my sleep consultation?

It’s helpful to bring a list of your symptoms, any prior sleep study results, and a list of medications you are currently taking.

How often should my oral appliance be replaced or checked?

We recommend regular check-ups to ensure the appliance is functioning correctly and to make any necessary adjustments for comfort and effectiveness.