How Often Are The Oral Appliance Therapy Sleep Devices Successful?

Question of the Week: How often are the sleep devices successful?

Dr. Lydia Sosenko  answers the question “How often are the sleep devices successful?” She tells us Oral Appliance Therapy for snoring is 90% effective. 65 to 85% of Sleep Apnea patients will find relief of their apnea with Oral Appliance Therapy.

Patients who are the most successful when using Oral Appliance Therapy:

  • are those with mild to moderate apnea
  • are not obese
  • have a wide range of motion in their jaw

Call Dental Sleep and TMD Center of Illinois at (630) 369-5508 today. We will assess and review your snoring or sleep apnea to determine a successful solution that is right for you.

Dental Sleep and TMD Center of Illinois, a premiere snoring and apnea treatment center in Naperville. We have been providing the CPAP alternative treatment of Oral Appliance Therapy successfully for over 15 years. For more information on this physician-recommended treatment option and more, visit www.TiredOfSnoring.com, or give us a call at (630) 369-5508.

Do You Stop Breathing While You Are Sleeping?

stop breathing while you are sleeping

Do you stop breathing while you are sleeping?

Your bed partner said, “You stop breathing while you are sleeping.”  Your first thought when you heard this might have been, “No way! I feel fine. How can this be?”  That’s the typical response of most people.  It can be scary and a major cause for concern to your bed partner who observes these apneas.

Unfortunately, the person with sleep apnea has no idea this is happening or that these apneas may occur hundreds of times each night.  Some actually wake unrefreshed, feel tired throughout the day and tank in the afternoons or after meals.  Others wake with headaches that last most of the day, fall asleep at the most inopportune times or suffer from depression.

Maybe it’s time for a lifestyle change!  Eat better, avoid alcohol, lose weight and see your doctor to determine if you are snoring or if you have sleep apnea.

We found this great video on Health Concerns Linked with Sleep Apnea. We also think this app is a great tool to inspire people to take action to get their health in check.

Please click on the link below to watch the video “This is What Sleep Apnea Really Looks Like.” It shows what your body goes through during an apnea.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/12/sleep-apnea-episode-video_n_5446484.html

Dental Sleep and TMD Center of Illinois, a premiere snoring and apnea treatment center in Naperville, has been providing the CPAP alternative treatment of oral appliance therapy successfully for over 15 years. For more information on this physician-recommended treatment option, visit www.TiredOfSnoring.com, or call us at (630) 369-5508.

Do I Need to See a Doctor for Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

Question of the Week: “Does a person need to see a medical doctor before seeing you for a mouth device for snoring and sleep apnea?”

Dr. Lydia Sosenko explains that seeing a medical doctor before visiting Dental Sleep Medicine and TMD Center of Illinois for treatment of snoring or sleep apnea is not necessary.

If you have not seen a medical doctor for treatment of snoring or have not been diagnosed with sleep apnea, come see us at Dental Sleep Medicine and TMD Center of Illinois. We can direct you to a medical doctor who is knowledgeable in dental sleep medicine who will help determine if you need treatment for snoring or obstructive sleep apnea.

Call Dental Sleep Medicine and TMD Center of Illinois at (630) 369-5508 or visit http://www.tiredofsnoring.com for information on what snoring and sleep apnea are or help in determining treatment of snoring or obstructive sleep apnea today.

New Study Links Sleep Apnea to Hearing Loss

study links sleep apnea to hearing loss

Study links sleep apnea to hearing loss

According to a new study, if you have sleep apnea, you may be at risk of hearing loss.  Research found that people with even moderate sleep apnea “have a 31 percent increased risk of high frequency hearing impairment, a 90 percent increased risk of low frequency hearing impairment and a 38 percent increased risk in combined high and low frequency hearing impairment.”

Snoring causes inflammation or noise trauma which compromises vascular supply to the cochlea (the inner ear) and may be what links sleep apnea to hearing loss. Snoring is caused by relaxed throat muscles narrowing the airways when you sleep. This narrowing of the airways leads to sound-causing vibrations which causes inflammation or noise trauma.

While snoring does not mean you have sleep apnea, temporary cessations in breathing while you are sleeping do indicate sleep apnea. These temporary cessations in breathing while you are sleeping can happen up to hundreds of times a night!

Sleep apnea can be life threatening. If you have sleep apnea, you are also at an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, depression and diabetes. These adverse reactions of the sleep disorder sleep apnea are just a few very important reasons to seek a physician’s help for treatment of sleep apnea.

Dental Sleep and TMD Center of Illinois, a premiere snoring and apnea treatment center in Naperville, has been providing the CPAP alternative treatment of oral appliance therapy successfully for over 15 years. For more information on this physician-recommended treatment option, visit www.TiredOfSnoring.com, or call us at (630) 369-5508.

Resource for the above post:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/21/sleep-apnea-hearing-loss_n_5332750.html

Are You Using Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring?

Question of the Week: “If you have a mouth device for snoring, why should you come in regularly to the dentist?”

This week Dr. Lydia Sosenko discusses why visiting a Dental Sleep Medicine professional is crucial if you are wearing any oral device made for snoring. Visit your dentist regularly so your dentist can check to see if you are developing side effects or need adjustments made to your Oral Appliance Therapy for snoring. Your teeth need to be checked for any shifting that could be occurring as well.

Call Dental Sleep Medicine and TMD Center of Illinois at (630) 369-5508 today. Let us check your Oral Appliance Therapy for snoring. We should check for side effects or make necessary adjustments or shifting of your teeth. Visit http://www.tiredofsnoring.com for more information regarding this question and others.

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