Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Roughly 10% of adults snore. Although most of those effected have no serious medical consequences, habitual snoring can be the first indication of a potentially life-threatening disorder, obstructive sleep apnea or OSA.
It is estimated that more than 38,000 people in the US die each year from negative health effects caused by obstructive sleep apnea.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- How many hours of sleep do you typically get each night?
- When you wake up, do you feel refreshed?
- Do you ever experience a headache, dry mouth or dry throat upon awakening?
- Do you often feel sleepy or fatigued during the day?
- Have you been told you snore?
- Are there periods or intervals when your snoring and breathing stop?
- Do you ever gasp or snort during sleep?
- Do you have unexplained weight gain?
- Are you experiencing episodes of depression, irritability, or mood swings?
- Is your bed partner tired of listening to you breathe loudly, snore or gasp for air?
Don't wait to take action if you have answered yes to any of these questions. Sleep apnea can lead to heart failure, stroke, seizures, high blood pressure and even sudden death if left untreated. If you suspect that you or a loved one may have sleep apnea, we are here to help.
Sleep Apnea Treatment options include oral appliance therapy. Oral appliances reposition your jaw to keep your airway open during sleep and are a viable alternative to CPAP and surgery. Our appliance is comfortable, portable, discrete and effective in treating symptoms related to sleep apnea (OSA).
For more information about obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders please contact our office at (847) 253-6535. We have been helping patients with sleep disordered breathing for over 25 years.