Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing during sleep becomes disrupted, resulting in repeated waking, snoring, and shortness of breath. You may not even know you have sleep apnea, since most people who suffer from it do not remember the experience of snoring or gasping for air while sleeping. The complications of sleep apnea include an increased risk of stroke, high blood pressure, and depression. If a partner tells you have been snoring during the night, or you feel sleep deprived and are experiencing other symptoms associated with sleep apnea, your dentist in Orland Park can help.
New studies show that dental sleep apnea devices can help keep your mouth and jaw positioned during the night so that you can breathe unobstructed. The device keeps your jaw from relaxing into an open position and constricting your throat muscles. If you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea, call our practice to see how new dental technology can help you sleep well and improve your overall health.