Sleep Apnea Treatment - Chicago, IL
Better Sleep with Effective
Sleep Apnea Intervention
Don’t Lose Another Night’s Sleep
Do you remember the last time you woke up feeling well-rested? Do the people you live with complain about your snoring? Have you ever woken up gasping for breath? If you struggle with low-quality, interrupted sleep, you may have sleep apnea.
Beyond leaving you feeling groggy all day, sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can increase your risks for dangerous complications including coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and abnormal heart rhythms.
At Brighter Smile, our mission is to improve lives through superior dental care, including sleep apnea treatment in Chicago, IL! Good sleep is vital to your health and well-being, and we have the advanced training and experience to help you control your sleep apnea and get the high-quality, uninterrupted sleep you need.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes sufferers to repeatedly stop breathing during sleep. There are several types of sleep apnea, but the most common type is obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when throat muscles relax and cut off the flow of air.
Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea include smoking, family history, advanced age, being male, carrying excess weight, especially around the torso and neck, having a narrowed airway due to conditions such as large tonsils, and certain medical conditions like high blood pressure and hormonal disorders.
You Have Options for Treating Sleep Apnea
How an Oral Appliance
Can Help Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Dr. Michelle Beckerly and our team at Brighter Smile understand the amazing impact improved sleep can have on your life and health. That’s why we have advanced training to provide oral appliances to augment your sleep apnea treatment options. An oral appliance for sleep apnea can often be used in conjunction with your CPAP, so you can use it in a lower, more comfortable setting. In some cases, oral appliances are the only sleep apnea treatment a patient needs, eliminating the need for a CPAP machine altogether!
An oral appliance for sleep apnea treatment is also a great option for patients looking for a more cost-effective option than a CPAP machine, who have trouble tolerating the machine, or who may be traveling without access to power for a CPAP.
If you want to explore your sleep apnea treatment options, Dr. Beckerly will work with your physician to find the right combination of interventions for you. Treating your sleep apnea is vital to your health. That’s why we offer free sleep apnea consultations to evaluate if an oral appliance may be right for you. Imagine waking up feeling refreshed and rested every morning! We want to help you to enjoy a better quality of life through better sleep!