Wake Up Well-Rested with Sleep Apnea Treatment in Skokie & Chicago
Sleep apnea can be a life-threatening disorder. A person with obstructive sleep apnea will stop breathing at various points during sleep, causing their blood-oxygen level to drop. When the brain recognizes the lack of oxygen, the body wakes up enough to start breathing normally again. This can happen hundreds of times per night, and you may wake up feeling unrefreshed. Over time, the constant loss of sleep and oxygen can lead to serious health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, and cognitive impairment.
We have one goal here at Chicago Center for Snoring and Sleep Apnea, located at Dental Professionals: to help our patients get the healthy, restful sleep that they need to live their lives to the fullest. Dr. David Schwartz and our dedicated team invite everyone who is having trouble sleeping to contact our Chicago or Skokie, IL office for a sleep apnea consultation. We also welcome patients from the Evanston, Chicago, Wilmette, and Cook County areas.
Sleep Apnea is Growing Problem
A recent study found that over 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from sleep disorders, and more than 20 million are dealing with sleep apnea. Sadly, most of these cases are currently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed—about 80% in fact. Insomnia is currently the most common sleep disorder, but obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is quickly catching up. Thankfully, our team knows just how to help people finally sleep peacefully through the night.
…But a Sleep Dentist Can Help!
Many people might be curious about why a dentist is offering sleep apnea treatment. Sleep dentists like Dr. Schwartz actually have years of advanced training and experience dealing with the facial structures and how they interact, which is the primary source for obstructive sleep apnea. He is able to offer a viable alternative to the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine that is so often prescribed to sleep apnea patients. It is called oral appliance therapy, and only dentists like Dr. Schwartz are able to properly utilize it. It involves a patient wearing a small mouthpiece to bed called a nightguard. It gently shifts the jaw forward to allow a patient to breathe normally and comfortably throughout the entire night, drastically increasing the quality of their sleep.
The team at Sleep Better Chicagoland works closely with many local sleep physicians to help diagnose and treat patients suffering from sleep apnea, enabling them to provide comprehensive sleep care to Chicago, Skokie, IL, and the surrounding areas.
OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
- What is Sleep Apnea?
- Signs And Symptoms
- Oral Appliance Therapy
- Types of Oral Appliances
- Combined Therapy
- Take our Sleep Quiz
- Medical Insurance for Oral Appliances
- Sleep Apnea FAQ