Do you snore? If you share your bed, you know the answer to that. In fact, some people snore so loudly that they’ve been known to wake people in adjoining rooms. Snoring can also be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Here at Healthy Smiles Dental, we provide solutions.
How common is snoring? It affects more than 1 in 4 Americans. The potential implications of sleeping, aside from robbing others of their sleep, is that you could have OSA. So how can you tell the difference? Before coming in for our Streamwood snoring treatment, go over the following checklist to see if any of these other signs of OSA apply to you: difficulties waking up in the morning, feeling tired all day even though you slept well, headaches and sore throats in the morning, waking up in the middle of the night choking or gasping, restless sleep, and sexual dysfunction. You should also have a sleep study done, which will result in a conclusive diagnosis. If you don’t have OSA, our Streamwood snoring treatment will be focused just on that one key issue. However, since OSA can lead to serious problems, including those that affect your heart, it is a concern that should not be ignored. Our dentist will work with you in order to identify the method that will be most appropriate for your needs and preferences so that you will be achieve the desired outcome, which is to alleviate your snoring, and any other problems that come with it.
If you’ve been told that you snore, it’s a very good idea to reach out to our office right away and set up a time to come in for an appointment. An examination, appropriate testing, and our Streamwood snoring treatment will make you confident that your health is our number one concern.