Most people don’t know that your dentist can help you stop snoring at night. In Woodridge at Machnowski, DDS, our dentist can provide you with oral appliances to stop yourself from snoring and the other terrible side effects of sleep apnea. OSA or obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes people to snore and stop breathing throughout the night. This is caused by the back of the throat collapsing and obstructing the airway. Find out how Dr. Machnowski can help treat your sleep apnea in Woodridge.
One of the top symptoms of sleep apnea is loud snoring. This can disturb your partner or anyone who sleeps in the room with you. Not only is it loud and annoying, but it’s not good for your health. Snoring throughout the night and not breathing correctly can cause other harmful problems to your health. Without treatment of sleep apnea you will feel tired throughout the day, and raise your risk for heart disease, stroke or even a heart attack.
Feel More Alert and Awake During the Day
Once you start treating your sleep apnea, you will start noticing that you feel different. You will start to feel well-rested and more alert since you are having a complete night of sleep. Once you are sleeping through the night, you will be able to concentrate more during the day as well as feel rested. This will reduce the risk of being in a car accident because you were driving while feeling tired. This will also help boost your mood. After a few weeks of sleep apnea treatment, you will feel like a new person! In addition, having a full night of sleep that is uninterrupted, you will find that your emotional state is more stable. It’s quite common for those with sleep apnea to experience depression or irritability in their day-to-day life.
Reduce Risk Factors
When you begin implementing sleep apnea treatment in your life, you will begin to reduce some of the serious risk factors associated with the sleep disorder. This includes reducing your risk of heart disease. Dr. Machnowski will not only provide you with an oral appliance to treat your sleep apnea, but he will give you advice as to how to improve your overall health while also helping your symptoms. We recommend that patients who are overweight lose enough weight to be healthy. We also recommend making lifestyle changes like not drinking alcohol as well as exercising regularly. With sleep apnea treatment and these few lifestyle changes, our patients can expect to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and even type 2 diabetes.
Get a Better Night’s Rest Today
If you snore through the night or your doctor has diagnosed you with sleep apnea, it’s time that you pay our Woodridge dentist a visit to find the sleep apnea treatment for you. With treatment, you will get a better night’s sleep, feel more alert during the day, and reduce the risk of life-threatening heart disease! Give us a call today or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.