Chicago Anti-Snoring Guards in Lakeview

If you snore it can be very disruptive to anyone who is trying to sleep in the same vicinity as you. Unfortunately, this can also be a symptom of something much more severe than just a loud sleeper. Often snoring indicates a person has Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

If there is a possibility that you could have OSA or your snoring is keeping your partner up at night, it’s important that you consult a specialist. It could also be likely that a SomnoDent® MAS can help treat your condition.

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea happens when your breathing stops due to your airway becoming obstructed to the point that it is completely blocked. Your body then cognitively processes your inability to breath and arouses you in order to keep you from suffocating. If you have OSA, instances such as this can happen hundreds of times per night without you ever realizing it. This is especially true if you sleep alone.

Snoring is created when a portion of your airway is blocked. Muscles in your mouth and throat become relaxed, which makes it easier for your airways to be blocked. When your airway becomes partially blocked, your throat and uvula vibrate causing you to snore.

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Obstructive sleep apnea signs & symptoms

  • Unintentionally dozing off midday

  • Frequently waking up tired after a full night’s sleep

  • Having an issue concentrating for long periods of time.

  • Snoring loudly

  • Not remembering dreams (due to lack of REM sleep)

If you or your partner are experiencing any of these symptoms it is important to consult a medical professional right away. They will get you back on track to productive and healthy sleep.

Health risks associated with sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can have a significant impact on your quality of life. It can place unnecessary strain on your personal relationships, family, and career. OSA is also said to be severely under-diagnosed.

Health risks associated with OSA:

  • A 33% increased risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Diabetes

  • You are four times more likely to have a heart attack

  • 40-80% of stroke sufferers also suffer from OSA

  • Excessive sleepiness during the day

  • A higher risk of depression

  • Constant fatigue

  • A reduction in your body’s ability to resist infections

How do I know if SomnoDent® MAS is right for me?

If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea or snore, the SomnoDent® MAS could help you. The device will significantly decrease how loud and frequently you snore, as well as eliminate or reduce your OSA. This will also be a benefit to anyone who sleeps near you. For you, it will mean better quality sleep. As a result, you will be less likely to suffer from headaches and daytime sleepiness and your ability to concentrate should improve.

There are three main indicators that work as a good guide for screening patients to determine the effectiveness of oral devices. These indicators are:

  • Severity of OSA:

    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends the use of oral devices such as the SomnoDent® MAS for mild-to-moderate OSA (AHI < 25), or for patients with severe OSA who are either unable to tolerate CPAP or refuse treatment with CPAP.

  • Body Mass Index:

    If BMI is below 30 (which means that a person is not obese) the probability that the device will work is high.

  • The Number of Healthy Teeth:

    SomnoMed defines good dentition as at least 6 teeth on the lower mandible with no periodontal disease.

The CPAP didn’t work for me

If you tried the CPAP and found it uncomfortable, you are not alone. The difference in comfort and tolerance between the CPAP and the SomnoDent® MAS will astound you. If looking to significantly improve your ability to rest ask your dentist about the SomnoDent® MAS.

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