Adequate sleep one of the keys to good health. Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep can make you feel exhausted and perform poorly throughout the day. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is one of the most frequently occurring sleep disorders. It is a condition that occurs when the muscles relax during sleep, allowing soft tissue in the back of your throat collapse and block the airway. The repetitive breathing pauses reduce the level of oxygen causing you to snore aloud.
The most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include gasping and choking sounds along with snoring during sleep. A shortage of oxygen due to obstructive sleep apnea can lead to serious illnesses such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Oral appliance therapy has been found to be effective in treating sleep apnea. A custom-made dental device fits over your teeth while you sleep. The device opens your airway by holding the tongue in position or by moving the jaw forward so that you can breathe well while you are asleep.
Glenwood Dental Care specializes in high-quality, comfortable custom-made oral appliances.
To learn more about how oral appliance therapy can benefit those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, please call our office at 630-545-1116. We are located at 1155 N. Main St, Suite A Glendale Heights, IL 60139.