Sleep Better With Glen Ellyn Sleep Apnea Treatment

While sleep is supposed to be restful, it’s anything but for sufferers of sleep apnea, a condition characterized by frequent pauses in breathing while you sleep. And one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea is chronic snoring, which means others in the household don’t rest well either!

Fortunately, many sleep apnea sufferers can get relief with a custom oral appliance that comfortably shifts your jaw in order to keep your airway open as you sleep. An oral appliance will:

  • Help you and your loved ones get better rest
  • Eliminate unpleasant symptoms such as sore throat, dry mouth, and headaches
  • Make it possible for you to be more alert and function better throughout the day
  • Reduce the chances you’ll suffer from related health conditions, such as high blood pressure

To schedule a sleep apnea consultation with Glen Ellyn, IL dentist Dr. John C. Workman, call 630-448-8418.

Oral Appliance vs. CPAP

Dr. Workman takes impressions of your mouth and other measurements to ensure a precise and comfortable fit for your oral appliance. If an appliance isn’t comfortable, you won’t wear it – which means it won’t eliminate your sleep apnea symptoms. Many people prefer an oral appliance to a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, another commonly prescribed treatment, because it is more comfortable.
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An oral appliance:

  • Doesn’t cover your nose and face, as most CPAP machines do
  • Is easier to transport than a CPAP machine
  • Doesn’t have tubing to get in the way
  • Won’t irritate your skin or nose, as a mask can
  • Doesn’t require an electrical outlet or a battery

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

How do you know if you have sleep apnea? Dr. Workman can evaluate you and help you get a formal diagnosis from a physician if needed. Common sleep apnea symptoms include:

  • Chronic loud snoring
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Headaches

To find out how a custom oral appliance can help stop snoring and alleviate symptoms of mild to moderate sleep apnea, call John C. Workman, DDS Dental Artistry at 630-448-8418. Our Glen Ellyn, IL dentist office is located near Village Links of Glen Ellyn.

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