1 more reason to treat your sleep apnea “dentally” – today!

A recent study from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, found a link between untreated sleep apnea and cancer. Those with untreated sleep apnea are 4.8% more likely to die from cancer than those without sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing.

For years, we have know that Obstructive sleep apnea is a life threatening and life altering condition that causes a person to stop breathing repeatedly during sleep. The oxygen deprivation that results can trigger severe health problems. The restless sleep that also results from Obstructive Sleep Apnea affects the quality of life of individuals. The bed partner’s sleep can also be disrupted by his or her partner’s snoring, pauses in breathing and restless sleep.

What happens if Obstructive Sleep Apnea is not treated?

People with Obstructive Sleep Apnea have disrupted sleep resulting in low oxygen levels. Both awakenings and oxygen deprivation can trigger severe health problems and decrease quality of life due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea’s links with:

  • Chronic sleepiness (Excessive Daytime Sleepiness-EDS).
  • Increased Motor Vehicle Accidents (People with Obstructive Sleep Apnea have three times a higher automobile accident or work-related accident than those in the general public).
  • Increased work-related accidents.
  • Poor job performance.
  • Depression.
  • Family discord (Loud snoring also disrupts the bed partner’s sleep causing frustration and anger in their relationship.)
  • Decreased quality of life.
  • Strokes.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Decreased sex drive.
  • Nocturia (a need to use bathroom frequently at night).
  • Morning headache.
  • Systemic Hypertension
  • Cardiac Arythmias
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

And now Cancer is added to the list of health consequences of untreated sleep apnea.

If wearing a CPAP is stopping you from seeking treatment, you do have other options. Dr. Lydia Sosenko of Dental Sleep and TMD center of Illinois effectively and efficiently has treated sleep apnea and snoring patients with Oral Appliance Therapy. To schedule your appointment for an oral appliance consultation, all our office, 630 369-5508 or 1-800-SNORING.

Please, don’t wait another day to get the sleep you need to stay healthy for life!

Dental Sleep and TMD Center of Illinois now has Wi-Fi for our Guests!

Enjoy the internet at your fingertips when you visit our Naperville Dental office! We now have Wi-fi for our guests! We want to provide you with a great digital experience to go with your dental appointment. We hope you’ll visit us soon!

Tension Heaches and Migraine Headaches are among the Most Common Symptomsof TMD Dysfunction

Dr. Brian Weyneth and Dr. Lydia Sosenko, general dentists in Naperville Illinois, are highly trained dental practitioners in the treatment of TMD. They have spent years learning and practicing the most advanced technology and research to bring relief to our TMD patients. The heart of our practice is to help you find freedom from TMJ and related symptoms – especially TMJ tension headaches and migraine headaches.

Our firm commitment to you, as our patient, is to provide relief from migraine headaches, grinding your teeth, popping and clicking of your jaw, fullness and ringing in your ears, as well as any jaw, face, head, or neck pain related to TMJ.

Our approach is a comprehensive program for treating TMJ problems such as headaches, jaw pain, and bruxism. We start with a complete in-office assessment, including computer evaluation of head/neck/ biting forces and their relationship to healthy muscle and joint positioning, specific splint therapy, massage therapy, laser therapy, and ultrasound. We back up this assessment with outstanding home products, such as a painless Microcurrent unit that gently helps heal muscles and joints and relieves head and neck pain. Read more about the treatments on our website.

Love Your Bed Partner, Hate Their Snoring?

During snoring muscles relax in the back of the throat narrowing the airway to a smaller opening. As you breathe in your sleep, air is forced through this smaller opening causing vibrations known as snoring.

Although snoring may be harmless, it can be a sign of a more serious medical condition which progresses from Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

We are genuinely concerned about your health. Successful treatment of obstructed sleep apnea can reduce the risk of heart attacks, high blood pressure, stroke and metabolic disorders.

DID YOU KNOW? Genetics and family tendencies play a large role in the presence of sleep disorders.

DID YOU KNOW? Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea sufferers may have negative effects on driving alertness and concentration levels.

DID YOU KNOW? Other sleep disorders may predict tendencies towards diseases like Parkinson’s.

DID YOU KNOW? Successful treatment of apnea could eliminate or reduce the need of medications.

DID YOU KNOW? A Person living with a snoring partner often exhibits similar symptoms as an untreated apnea patient.

Visit our website to learn more about the health consequences of untreated sleep apnea! Dr. Sosenko and her team can help you love sleeping with your bed partner again.

Dr. Sosenko, founder of Dental Sleep and TMD Center of Illinois in Naperville, helps snoring and sleep apnea sufferers treat their sleep disorders. Visit her website: www.TiredOfSnoring.com or call 1-800-SNORING to learn more.

DENTAL SLEEP AND TMD CENTER OF ILLINOIS

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