Sleep apnea is a more common health problem than you might think in America. If you’re told that you snore loudly, or if you feel exhausted no matter how much sleep you get, call Grand Dental – Channahon today; our expert doctors have been trained to recognize the signs of sleep apnea and provide appropriate options for sleep apnea treatment in Channahon, IL.
The word apnea means “without breath”, and that should give you a good idea of why sleep apnea is such a problem. The disorder causes you to stop breathing multiple times during the night. If this happens, your body is forced to awaken to get some air. As a result, you won’t get enough sleep, and you’ll be both oxygen deprived and tired come morning.
Living with the exhaustion of sleep apnea isn’t just dangerous for you; you might inadvertently put others at risk if you end up drifting off to sleep while driving. Studies have found that people who are sleep-deprived pose just as much of a threat on the road as those who have been drinking.
Sleep apnea has also been linked to high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, sudden heart failure, depression, and other dangerous health issues.
Loud snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea. Other signs include excessive tiredness, waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat, insomnia and restlessness, and memory problems. Not all of these symptoms may manifest at once; if you notice any of them on a regular basis, reach out to us.
First, we’ll most likely need to work with your primary physician to have a sleep study performed. Then we can start discussing treatment options. If you find that you have trouble using a bulky, noisy CPAP machine, we can design a sleep apnea device that can be worn like a nightguard to gently keep the mouth and throat open so that you can breathe easily during the night.