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Know Your Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

August 19, 2015

sleep apnea keeping you up at nightAre you one of the more than 12 million American that suffers from sleep apnea? If you know the answer is yes, you’re already more informed than most sufferers–too many people never realize that their sleep is interrupted by this disorder. Often, adults assume poor sleep is a consequence of aging and simply live with the side effects, like fatigue and difficulty concentrating at work.

We had a patient who we’ll call Mary. Mary was a teacher just couldn’t get through the day without feeling extremely drowsy–more than normal. Her exhaustion led her to the break room for cup after cup of coffee throughout the afternoon, which, of course, worsened her sleep at night. Does this sound familiar?

It wasn’t until Mary mentioned her fatigue to her husband that they realized she might have a problem. He had noticed she’d been snoring loudly and jerking awake more than usual–and after some Internet research, Mary consulted a medical professional she trusted. Her suspicions were confirmed: she had sleep apnea.

Mary is so thankful her husband recognized she had a problem, because it put her on the track to finding a solution. She came to Dr. Brad Weiss, her dentist in Evanston, who listened to her needs and fit her with an oral device. Now, Mary says she sleeps better than ever before.

Mary’s case isn’t unique. Read on to find out what Dr. Weiss can do for you.

Know Your Treatment Options

Dr. Weiss has over a decade of experience treating patients with sleep apnea by fitting them with a comfortable, affordable oral device. Hundreds of patients have found relief from disrupted sleep with Dr. Weiss. Let’s learn more about the type of device he prefers for treating sleep apnea.

Mandibular Adjustment Device

A Mandibular Adjustment Device resembles the type of mouthguard you’d see an athlete wear, and works by holding the lower jaw and tongue forward during you sleep, preventing your mouth muscles from relaxing and blocking your airway. When air can flow easily through your throat, there’s less opportunity for snoring and interrupted sleep–or sleep apnea. These devices include Somnodent, Silent Night, a TAP Oral Appliance or an Elastic Mandibular Advancement (EMA) device.

Rest Better: Seek Treatment Today

If you or your partner are suffering from the exhausting effects of sleep apnea, don’t wait another day to seek treatment with Dr. Weiss. Our team has the experience and knowledge necessary to help you get your sleep back. Call us today–because you deserve a full night’s rest.

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