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It may sound odd, but oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea has been proven to help treat obstructive sleep apnea.
ST. CHARLES, IL, January 16, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- You hit the hay early and nestle down in a warm, soft bed, believing you will be getting the Z's you need. When you wake up in the morning, you don't feel rested, actually, you feel completely exhausted. Does this situation seem familiar to you? And has a loved one mentioned your constant snoring? You might have a sleep disorder, possibly sleep apnea.
"Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder, and its one that causes involuntary interruption of breathing, which is why it's called 'apnea'-without breath. One of the most common types of sleep apnea is obstructive. If you don't find a solution for your sleep apnea, you will be experiencing more sleepless nights and tiring days and many medical complications," explains Dr. Lynn Lipskis, St. Charles sleep apnea dentist.
Why is snoring a big deal? Well, you might not notice it, but obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can cause a person to stop breathing multiple times a night-sometimes the count reaches the hundreds. In most cases, you won't be aware of what is happening, but your body will start to show signs of severe fatigue. Snoring is the warning alarm that something may be wrong!
If you don't find a solution for your sleep apnea, you can increase your risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. Plus, you are putting others at risk because you will be less alert, possibly causing an accident. Severe fatigue may also make you feel depressed or unmotivated and contributes to chronic pain symptoms.
If you want to start your day the right way, schedule an appointment at the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Chicago. You can talk to Drs. Lynn Lipskis about starting therapy for your sleep apnea. St. Charles residents will first need to be diagnosed with sleep apnea by their Physician beforehand. Dr. Lipskis can help you with that also.
With the use of modern technology, you can choose from a variety of sleep apnea devices-many are FDA approved. To see if your sleep disorder is related to sleep apnea, the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Chicago offers pharyngometry and home screening sleep studies. If your apnea-hypopnea index (number of times breathing stops) registers you at 6-30 times per hour, you may only need an oral appliance to stop an obstruction. If your score is above 30, and you cannot tolerate CPAP, an EMA, Oasys and Somnodent or other appliances may be the solution to your sleep apnea disorder.
Each sleep apnea case is a little bit different, which is why Drs. Lynn Lipskis works with each patient to find the best solution for his/her sleep apnea.
To schedule an appointment for treatment of sleep apnea in St. Charles with Drs. Edmund and Lynn Lipskis, call today at 630-762-8700 or visit their comprehensive website at www.tmjandsleeptherapycentreofchicago.com. Once you submit an online appointment form, a friendly and helpful team member will be in contact with you shortly. New patients are always welcome!
TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Chicago
Drs. Lynn and Edmund Lipskis
15 North Sixth Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
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