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Dr. Tom Machnowski

Dr. Tom Machnowski

Sleep Apnea Treatment Overview

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Do you live with a heavy snorer? Maybe it is you accused of keeping others awake with your gasping and snorting? Either way, if your household feels a bit fatigued due to loud snoring each night, it is time to consider sleep apnea treatment. Thomas J. Machnowski, DDS in Woodridge, IL can offer patients already diagnosed with sleep apnea or OSA remedies that are simple, proven and able to help you overcome the challenges posed by this issue.

Understanding OSA

Obstructive sleep apnea or OSA is the most common form of sleep apnea. It is an issue in which you actually cease breathing many times each night. It is usually caused by the soft tissues at the back of your throat, which come together, closing your airway, whenever you lay down at night. The tissue can be pulled apart if you breathe hard enough, and this is what causes that snoring sound. However, it can also stick firmly shut and you stop breathing until your body causes you to gasp in order to get air.

Not only does it actually wake you up many times each night, but it brings on an array of health threats such as high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack and/or stroke, and an increased risk of diabetes. You have daytime drowsiness and may even be so tired as to doze off at any hour.

The first step in getting proper sleep apnea treatment is to visit a sleep clinic for diagnosis. Once it is proven you have the issue, you can visit us as your preferred dentist in Woodridge and we can offer you the sleep apnea treatment appropriate to your issue. The most common form of sleep apnea treatment is the use of an oral appliance that positions the upper and lower jaws in a way that prevents the soft tissue from collapsing.

We will have you come in for special molds to be made and then our lab can produce the ideal oral appliance for your needs. Designed to be safe to wear throughout the night, it can take a few evenings to get used to, but most patients explain that they are soon fast asleep and feeling better each day.

Want a Better Night’s Sleep? Contact Our Sleep Apnea Treatment Dentist

Are you ready to get your OSA under control? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Woodridge, IL office at 630-795-1902. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.