Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a disorder in which your breathing is obstructed or blocked during sleep. This can happen from 5 to over 50 times an hour. The airways in your nose, mouth, or throat can become blocked when your throat muscles and tongue relax too much during sleep. If you have sleep apnea, your partner may realize that you do the following during sleep:

  • Stop breathing
  • Snore loudly often
  • Gasp or choke
  • Toss and turn

If you notice any of the following symptoms, Dr. Laney Schuman may treat sleep apnea in Granite City, Illinois:

  • Not feeling rested after sleep
  • Feeling drowsy during the day
  • Waking with a headache

Our dentist will supply you with a custom-fitted oral device. When worn during sleep, oral devices push your tongue and jaw forward. This makes your airway larger, thus improving your airflow. Oral devices reduce the chance of collapsing tissues during sleep. Oral devices are recommended for patients who:

  • Have mild to moderate sleep apnea
  • Have failed CPAP treatment
  • Had surgery that was not effective
  • Attempted behavioral changes that were not effective
  • Have a healthy weight

Feel free to contact Midwest Family Dentistry PC today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.

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