Sleep Apnea Treatment Lake in the Hills & Naperville, IL
Get the rest that you deserve, and treat your snoring and sleep apnea now!
Those with snoring and sleep apnea probably know it. You also know your partner nudged you a few times to tell you to ‘quit snoring’. And once you were awake, it took you hours to fall back to sleep. You wonder “Will I ever wake up again – full of energy and rested?”
Well, you aren’t alone. You aren’t the only one wondering when you’ll wake fully recharged and full of zest. Over half of all adults – 50% of the population – are getting less than the recommended amount of daily sleep. In addition, your sleep issues not only affect you, but it also burdens your bed partner and sometimes your entire family’s lives as well.
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that can lead to a host of health problems if left untreated. Compassionate Dental Care’s dedicated sleep apnea treatment center, Sleep Better Illinois, is a specialized clinic that provides treatment options for individuals diagnosed with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Their team of experienced and compassionate professionals can help diagnose and treat this condition to improve your overall health and well-being.
Lack of sleep can lead to diabetes, depression, hypertension, obesity, heart attacks, and strokes.
If you haven’t had an opportunity to adequately rest your body, on a regular basis, it’s cheated out of the chance to fully repair itself. As a result, your health is being compromised. Prolonged sleep deprivation results in health consequences that run the gamut from annoying to life-threatening. If your sleep problems aren’t addressed – depression, obesity, diabetes, lack of libido, heart attack, hypertension, and stroke are all extremely genuine outcomes.
Benefits of Oral Dental Appliances
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately one-third of the American population suffers from sleep disorders with excessive snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among the most common. As with virtually all health disorders, there is more than one treatment option for people suffering from excessive snoring or OSA. In addition to invasive surgery which can involve a painful and difficult recovery, is the use of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine and oral appliance therapy.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has recommended the use of oral appliances as the first line of treatment for mild to moderate OSA. AASM further states that oral appliances are indicated for patients who do not respond to CPAP, are not deemed good candidates for CPAP, or fail to use their CPAP for the following reasons:
- Heat and pressure of the mask is uncomfortable
- Restrictions on range of motion are intolerable
- Noise generated by the air pump disturbs restful sleep
- Difficulty keeping mask in place during sleep
Oral appliances serve as an easy and effective treatment option as they are simply designed to “clip” over your teeth while sleeping. This non-intrusive device keeps your throat from closing off the airway by either moving the lower jaw forward (mandibular repositioning) or realigning the position of the tongue. In some cases, particularly where the tongue positioning is a major causative factor, the retraining provided by the device can lead to the tongue eventually learning to position itself correctly so that wearing the device is no longer necessary. Patients immediately identify with the benefits of oral appliances over the burdensome CPAP machines.
Sleep Apnea FAQs
Sleep Apnea Treatment Consultation
Sleep Better Illinois has two convenient locations to serve you: one in Lake in the Hills and one in Naperville. If you are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, such as loud snoring, pauses in breathing during sleep, or excessive daytime sleepiness, don’t hesitate to contact Sleep Better Illinois for a free consultation. Their team can help you find the right treatment option to improve your sleep quality and overall health.