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Can I Use an Oral Appliance with Severe Sleep Apnea?

August 23, 2020

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Model of oral appliance for sleep apnea treatment in Arlington Heights. Has your chronic snoring been keeping your partner awake at night? Maybe you struggle to make it through the day because you don’t feel well-rested despite sleeping all night? As a result, you have been referred to a specialist for sleep apnea treatment in Arlington Heights. Snoring and daytime fatigue are just a few complications of untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Thankfully, there are more options than ever to treat the disorder. Besides a traditional CPAP, many patients are turning to an oral appliance. Even if your sleep apnea is severe, you might still be a candidate for oral appliance therapy.


Feel Like Your Sleep Apnea Is Worse In the Summer? Here’s Why!

July 9, 2020

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Man sleeping in a hammock

When you think of summer, you probably think of relaxation and fun in the sun. But if you have sleep apnea, you may not know that your symptoms can get worse as the temperatures rise. Unfortunately, trouble sleeping not only affects your energy levels and mood but your general health as well. The good news is that it’s easier than you think to find relief from sleep apnea in Arlington Heights. Keep reading to learn why your sleep may suffer in the summertime and how the right treatment can help! 


The Easiest Way to Diagnose Sleep Apnea

June 17, 2020

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At-home device measures obstructive sleep apnea in Arlington Heights

Are you tired during the day regardless of how much sleep you get at night? Do you often wake up with a dry mouth or headache? Does your partner complain about your snoring? You may have obstructive sleep apnea in Arlington Heights. This sleep disorder can harshly impact your quality of life and threaten your overall health, so it’s important to get it diagnosed right away. Thankfully, your dentist has a much more convenient and comfortable solution than sleeping in a new place while hooked up to medical equipment. Find out how you can start getting the treatment you need from the comfort of your own bed with an at-home sleep study!


Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain: A Vicious Cycle

May 20, 2020

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Obesity is one of the most significant risk factors that can contribute to many restless nights of having your breathing interrupted by obstructive sleep apnea in Arlington Heights. Roughly half of people who have sleep apnea are also overweight, which is why researchers have spent a lot of time examining the link between these two conditions. Their conclusion? The connection actually goes two ways – and that means you could end up trapped in a loop of constantly worsening health problems if you don’t seek treatment! Keep reading to learn how weight gain can lead to sleep apnea – and vice versa.


7 Steps to Get a Good Night’s Sleep During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 20, 2020

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woman lying in bed struggling with stress and sleep

According to Donn Posner, a featured speaker at the recent Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health online forum, “approximately 30-35% of the population experiences acute, or short-term, insomnia.” With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a sudden interruption in the normal flow of life, it’s likely that these numbers have increased, as millions of Americans are dealing with a new threat to their well-being. Can anything be done to balance stress and sleep? A local sleep dentist says there certainly is. Read on to get 7 key tips for peaceful rest.


How Nightly Use of Electronic Devices Could be Ruining Your Sleep

March 15, 2020

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woman surfing smartphone in bed and sleep science

Do you spend most of your day feeling tired and lethargic? If so, these are typical signs that you’re not getting quality rest at night. There can be several contributing factors, but one area to pay close attention to is your usage of electronic devices before you retire for bed. As you continue reading, you’ll discover three ways that technology may be working against you and the sleep science associated with maintaining total wellness.


The Hidden Effect Poor Sleep Can Have on Your Gut Health

February 27, 2020

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woman giving reminder that lack of sleep affects gut health

On a growing basis, scientists and medical professionals are discovering further evidence of how interconnected the different parts and functions of the human body are. Through the continued advancements, they have found that chronic lack of sleep affects gut health. Continue reading to learn about this little-known connection and to discover how sleep apnea may be a major contributor.


How Secondhand Smoke Can Increase Your Child’s Risk of Sleep Apnea

January 17, 2020

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If you smoke, odds are you’ve probably encouraged your child not to do the same. However, just because they don’t use cigarettes themselves doesn’t mean they’re safe from their effects. Secondhand smoke can lead to all kinds of health problems, including asthma attacks and ear infections. Surprisingly, it can even stop your child from getting a good night’s sleep! Learn how obstructive sleep apnea in Arlington Heights is linked to secondhand smoke – and what you can do to improve the quality of your little one’s rest.


How Interrupted Sleep Can Negatively Affect Your Mind and Body

December 18, 2019

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woman in agony can’t sleep

Since childhood, you’ve heard how important it is to get a “good night’s sleep.” While it’s definitely important to get adequate rest, many people aren’t aware why this is so critical to their total wellness. What happens when you have interrupted sleep, and how does it affect your body? As you continue reading, you’ll find out the answer, and you’ll also learn about a condition that’s preventing millions of Americans from getting the vital rest they need.


6 Ways to Convince Your Partner to Treat Their Sleep Apnea

November 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drzulawinski @ 7:39 pm
couple sleeping in a bed together

Even though your partner may be the one with sleep apnea, if they snore loudly, you’re probably suffering too. While your first instinctual response may be to get annoyed, without the proper support and convincing, your partner may not get their condition treated. Instead of brushing it off or putting ear plugs in at night to solve the issue, try working together and communicating effectively to fix the problem. That way, you can both get the quality of rest that you deserve. Read on for six ways to convince your partner that their sleep apnea is a serious issue that should be treated by a professional.

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