June 20, 2018
When seasonal (or year-round) allergies attack, you’re miserable – getting up in the morning with congested sinuses, spending the day sneezing, and going to bed breathing through your mouth. If this sounds like you and you also suffer from sleep apnea, allergies may just make the situation worse. When your airway is obstructed by inflamed sinuses or mucus, your sleep apnea treatments may not be as effective. In this post, we’ll discuss what you should know about how allergies impact treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, and what you can do to ensure you’re getting a full night’s sleep even when allergies are making you miserable.
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May 24, 2018
Does your spouse often poke you in the ribs at night for snoring too loudly? You are not alone. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates that 40% of men and 24% of women are habitual snorers. Although it is a common issue, it can often be an indicator of a larger underlying problem. It could be a sign that you are among the 22 million Americans who suffer from a disorder known as sleep apnea. This condition causes frequent pauses in breathing while you sleep, which can significantly harm your general health and quality of life if it is left untreated. To protect your health, it is important to undergo testing for sleep apnea in Arlington Heights if you live with chronic snoring.
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April 3, 2018
In 2007 a phenomenon began: the global conglomerate Netflix launched the online streaming capabilities of movie watching. The company would also go on to carry previously aired content from other networks and created a new niche in program viewing called “binge-watching.” The problem with the latter is that it can impede on you getting the necessary rest for your body and mind to rejuvenate. Thus, your local expert in sleep dentistry in Arlington Heights is weighing in with information on how to not fall victim to the pitfalls of restless nights.
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March 26, 2018
Have you heard of the sleeping disorder “obstructive sleep apnea?” If so, you might have heard different rumors, like snorers are the biggest culprits and that it only affects people that are overweight. Some of the rumors may be true, like how if you snore you could have the condition. However, even the most fit people could become victims of sleep apnea.
Learn more about the disorder and how to treat it with sleep dentistry in Arlington Heights in this week’s blog post.
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February 5, 2018
If you have obstructive sleep apnea and have tried to get it treated previously, you’re probably aware of the CPAP machine. Wearing this machine can effectively eliminate your sleep apnea, however it isn’t so easy to wear for everyone. Some people are put off by how it forces air into the mouth and after enough time, they stop using it altogether. If you’re looking for a CPAP machine alternative in Arlington Heights, your dentist has the answer.
There are many oral appliances worth considering before throwing the CPAP machine in the closet or scheduling a surgery. Many of these appliances are very effective, especially if used in tandem with the CPAP machine.
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January 6, 2018
Studies show that 35% of Americans don’t get enough sleep. And of that population, 1 in 3 admit to driving drowsy at least once a month. These statistics are very alarming given that 1 in 5 fatal crashes in the U.S. each year is caused by drowsy driving. These numbers stem from people not getting enough rest, but a major way to make an impact is with sleep apnea therapy of Arlington Heights. Your dentist will explain further why this treatment is so important and how you too, can get some relief.
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December 4, 2017
Ugh. Snoring is awful! This sound that you make while you’re off in dreamland can seriously annoy your partner and embarrass you. But too many people dismiss snoring as a mere inconvenience; they might not understand that it can indicate a serious underlying health problem, and that it can have a big effect your relationships with others. What causes snoring, and what can you to do sleep quieter (and better) every night? Sleep dentistry in Arlington Heights may be able to help you and your significant other rest easier.
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November 21, 2017
If you or your physician suspect that you may have a condition known as sleep apnea, you will require a home sleep study in Arlington Heights for an accurate diagnosis. The sleep disorder causes numerous pauses in breathing frequently throughout the night. Not only does this decrease your sleep quality, but it can also lead to several severe health complications, like heart disease. To protect your general health and to restore a restful night’s sleep, the home sleep study will be used to create an effective treatment plan.
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October 11, 2017
Do you find yourself being poked by your spouse at night for snoring too loudly? Maybe you wake feeling tired despite having slept all night? If this sounds familiar, you could be among the 22 million Americans who are suffering from a disorder known as sleep apnea. This condition causes you to stop breathing frequently throughout the night due an obstruction in the airway. While it may seem like the only complications are snoring and feeling tired, this is not true. In fact, leaving the condition untreated could cause potentially deadly issues to develop. To protect your general health and quality of life, sleep dentistry in Arlington Heights has the solutions that you need.
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September 22, 2017
Sleep apnea affects millions of US adults. It occurs when patients stop breathing for ten or more seconds at a time during sleep. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or think you may be suffering from this common sleep disorder, don’t put off seeking care from a sleep doctor or dentist. Without treatment, patients who suffer from sleep apnea experience elevated blood pressure, heart disease, or severe exhaustion. Keep reading to find out more about sleep dentistry.
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