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Sleep Apnea in Chicago: What is It?

Posted on December 3rd, 2018 by Dr. Nikoo Daftary

If you suffer from sleep apnea in Chicago, know that you aren’t alone! Sleep apnea should be taken seriously, as it can have serious effects and complications to the individual who is suffering. Signs that you have sleep apnea include being tired after having a full night of sleep as well as often snoring loudly. This disorder includes the starting and stopping of breathing involuntarily during sleep.

Main Types of Sleep Apnea

There are three main types of sleep apnea, including obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea syndrome. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your throat muscles relax. Central sleep apnea occurs when your brain doesn’t send the proper signals to your brain to control breathing. Finally, complex sleep apnea syndrome is a combination of both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
If your sleep apnea isn’t treated, it can lead to further complications such as erectile dysfunction, stroke, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, and, in some cases, even death. It is important to seek treatment as soon as you think you may have it before complications arise.

How Our Team Can Help

Fortunately, one of the easiest and most effective ways to treat sleep apnea in Chicago is through a dental appliance. Our team at the Art of Modern Dentistry can help you achieve the night’s sleep you deserve! Through a custom-fitted appliance, we can help keep your jaw in the right position to keep sleep apnea at bay. The FDA has approved over 100 different oral appliances for sleep apnea, and we will help determine what is right for you!
If you suffer from sleep apnea in Chicago, contact us today to schedule an appointment with our team!

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