Sleep Apnea Treatment
Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea affects many Americans every year, but most people don’t even realize they have it! This sleep disorder affects breathing cycles while you slumber, and can prevent you from getting the good night’s rest you deserve. Dr. Weiss can treat snoring and sleep apnea at our Evanston dental practice. Please call us today if you think you might be affected by this disorder.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea:
- snoring loudly.
- constant fatigue.
- not feeling refreshed after a full night’s sleep.
- difficulty concentrating when awake.
As you can see, many of these are also symptoms of sleep disorders. Snoring is often an indicator of this problem. If your spouse complains of loud snoring or if your nocturnal noise prevents others in your household from sleeping, you’ll want to fix it. However, if you sleep alone, it can be hard to determine the cause of your chronic fatigue.
As you sleep, it’s normal for the muscles in your body to relax. This includes the muscles located in your tongue, throat, and uvula. During a regular sleep cycle, your tongue and soft palate will be controlled and maintained by these muscles, but with patients who suffer from sleep apnea, the airway becomes obstructed from a lack of support. The relaxation of these muscles can block the flow of oxygen, causing patients to snore loudly, to force these muscles back into their proper place. This can occur multiple times throughout the night, preventing patients from obtaining their much-needed rest.
Our professional team is happy to provide you with a sleep apnea diagnosis. Dr. Weiss is experienced with recognizing the signs of sleep apnea, and is ready to assist you as soon as possible.
For over a decade, Dr. Brad Weiss has treated patients with sleep disorders through the use of oral appliance therapy. His extensive experience working closely with sleep physicians and their expertise in customizing sleep appliances has made Dr. Weiss one of the leading dentists in dental sleep medicine on the North Shore and the Chicago area.
Dr. Weiss may choose to address your needs with an oral appliance, such as:
- Silent Night
- TAP Oral Appliance
These devices are worn when you sleep, and work by repositioning the tongue, lower jaw, uvula, and the soft palate of your mouth during the night for optimal air flow. This will stabilize your jaw and increase the muscle tone of the tongue, which strengthens and prevents these muscles from collapsing.
Snoring and sleep apnea therapy oral appliances are very comfortable to wear, which makes it easy for patients to grow accustomed to using them. Most patients don't even notice it after a week or two of using this beneficial treatment. The small appliances are convenient to carry when travelling, as well. Oral appliance treatments are non-invasive, making this an ideal solution for many sleep apnea and snoring patients.
Your sleep apnea and snoring device will be made to fit your mouth, and you’ll wear it while you sleep. This form of sleep apnea therapy has a high rate of patient compliance because it can truly help you to get a full night of sleep. Studies have shown that sleep apnea appliances can reduce blood pressure, which in turn reduces your likelihood of a stroke. Your other symptoms should be lessened or eliminated altogether as you get your much-needed rest.
To receive sleep apnea treatment, please contact our office today. Dr. Weiss can correct your sleep apnea by using oral appliances. Don’t ignore the warning signs of sleep apnea and snoring disorders. Help out your health and your peace of mind by seeking treatment from our office. We can’t wait to provide the treatment you need for a restful night.