Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Relief in Palo Alto

Menlo Park, Stanford, Atherton

If you snore loudly and wake up tired after a full-nights sleep, you may be suffering from OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea).  Dr. Hakim says that Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder caused by throat muscles relaxing while sleeping which causes a block in your airway.

Symptoms May Include:
  • Loud snoring
  • Restless sleep or insomnia
  • Morning headaches
  • Waking up with a dry or sore throat
  • On occasion waking up gasping for air
  • Tired and low energy throughout the day

If you experience some of these symptoms you may be suffering from mild to moderate Sleep Apnea!

Certified to treat this condition, Dr. Hakim will custom fit a mouthpiece so that you can achieve a full and restful night’s sleep. These devices are custom shaped to your mouth to allow the jaw and tongue to align properly. This alignment can prevent the airway restriction that disturbs sleep and causes snoring.

SICAT AIR*: The first 3D solution for OSA Therapy


Here in our office, we utilize the SICAT AIR which is the first 3D solution to allow not only the analysis of the upper airway, but also visualization and planning of your oral appliance. The combination of your 3D x-ray and optical surface data allows us to gather the information we need to give you the relief you’re looking for.

Analysis, treatment planning, and submitting the order for your dental appliance can be done in just one single visit.


To find out more about our Sleep Apnea treatment here in Palo Alto or the other dentistry services we provide, please call 650.321.3220 or send an email to