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Effective remedy for obstructive sleep apnea

Dr. Kumar of SmileMoreToday Dental Wellness Center offers unique treatments for patients who struggle with obstructive sleep apnea. This sleeping disorder is characterized by snoring, gasping for breath, and the inability to breathe while sleeping. This serious condition should be addressed, as it is linked with medical problems such as heart disease, increased risk for strokes, diabetes, and depression. When addressed, patients will lead a better quality of life thanks to a better night’s sleep.

sleep apnea

A lot of people snore, but this doesn’t always mean the patient has obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the tongue and jaw relaxing and blocking the airway. This results in a patient awakening hundreds of times in one night and can cause daytime tiredness, an inability to concentrate, and memory issues. Sleeping partners are often the first to notice a person is not breathing properly while he or she sleeps, and a sleep study through a physician can assist in getting a proper diagnosis. 

Sleep Apnea

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea can enjoy a snoring remedy through Vernon Hills, IL dentist, Dr. Kumar. He offers sleep apnea oral appliances. They are worn while a patient sleeps to hold the tongue down and realign the jaw to ensure the airways stay open. They are comfortable to wear and can reduce snoring, along with the blockage of the airways that causes one to have difficulty achieving deep, restorative sleep. While many physicians may suggest a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, many patients are turned off by the idea of wearing an uncomfortable, cumbersome mask every night.

Snoring

Receiving a proper diagnosis of whether it is simple snoring or obstructive sleep apnea is the first step in finding a snoring remedy. Patients who suspect sleep apnea may be disrupting their daily life are encouraged to visit their physician and discuss the condition. A study may be conducted to verify the obstruction, and a patient can then visit the SmileMoreToday Dental Wellness Center in Vernon Hills, IL, and the Chicago area for the fabrication of a custom oral appliance to address snoring and open the airways for a better night’s sleep!