How Sleep Apnea Affects the heart

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Snoring isn’t just an inconvenience that annoys your spouse. It can be an indicator of something much worse: sleep apnea. Smile On Dental Salon & Sleep Apnea Center cares for patients throughout the Chicago area, many of whom wonder: is sleep apnea really such a big deal, and do I really need to worry about it? If you care about …

Working with Your Dentist and Doctor to Treat Sleep Apnea

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f you live with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)—or you sleep next to someone who does—you’ve surely searched high and low for a solution. Symptoms of OSA include loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, and headaches. A chronic condition, it can lead to other health issues like depression, heart disease, and diabetes. If you suspect that you’re suffering from OSA it’s important to …

Tips for cleaning your OSA oral appliance

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You finally found obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) relief through the oral appliance your Chicago dentist provided you. Now you just need to keep it clean and bacteria-free. Below are tips for cleaning your oral appliance. Brush your Appliance It’s important that you brush your oral appliance before and after you use it. When your appliance isn’t cleaned sufficiently, it creates a breeding …

Top Reasons to get an Oral Appliance for OSA

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Oral appliance therapy in Chicago is a common and effective treatment when you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. This therapy helps you sleep better and restores your alertness and health. Here’s a guide to help you understand why this treatment is effective for OSA. Common Signals You Could Be Struggling with Sleep Apnea It’s important to get a …

What is a Sleep Apnea Dentist?

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A sleep apnea dentist has special training, education, and knowledge to treat and manage sleep apnea using a combination of dental sleep solutions and behavioral modification. After receiving a obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis from a sleep professional, a sleep apnea dentist can administer oral appliances for the successful treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. Typically, your Chicago dentist is …

What are the Risks if OSA is Left Untreated?

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When it comes to snoring, it can cause both you and your partner a bad night’s sleep. However, if your snoring is due to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it can be an indication of a much bigger issue. OSA can also increase your risk of other health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, when left untreated. It can …

Sleep Apnea — Know The Facts

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Tossing, turning, snoring and waking up “foggy” and/or “cloudy” might mean more than just a bad night’s sleep, especially if it is happening on a regular basis. For many, sleep apnea is to blame for these symptoms. With sleep apnea, your breathing is disrupted while you are asleep. The results range from short-term sleepiness to long-term health risks. You’d be …