Sleep Apnea Gurnee-Lake County, IL

Sleep apnea happens as a result of the soft tissue in your throat and your tongue relaxing so much so that it can cause the airway to close periodically which then results in a louder snore, gagging and often choking. For some the condition can be more serious than others and rather than just causing disturbed sleep, the prolonged periods with a closed airway can do much more harm. People with sleep apnea often wake up feeling poorly rested with a dry or sore throat. Many people who suffer from sleep apnea often complain of waking up with headaches which is also a result of disturbed sleep. Not getting proper rest at night can also disrupt all aspects of your life and leave you feeling irritable and stressed while also causing other unwanted symptoms.

If you suffer from sleep apnea there is treatment available outside of the large and cumbersome masks that you may have seen or tried. There are custom-fitted oral devices available through your dentist that can help to keep your airway open at night so that you get a more restful sleep without the risk of choking. They work by repositioning your jaw so that the airway remains unobstructed. They are comfortable, easy to use and made just for you. These devices also help with snoring which is also common in those who suffer from sleep apnea. A visit to the dentist can be all you need to finally get a good night's rest.

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