Does this sound familiar?
You are experiencing restless sleeps because of the chronic snoring coming from your loved one. Maybe you are the snorer, and your loved one gives you a swift kick every night.
While we poke fun at our loved ones who snore, in reality, snoring is no laughing matter. It could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a serious sleeping disorder that can lead to critical health risks.
What are the symptoms of OSA?
About 30 million Americans have OSA, and only 3 million are diagnosed. If you have OSA, you may experience the following:
- Chronic snoring
- Disturbed sleep
- Repeated breathing interruptions
- Irritability or personality change
- Daytime drowsiness
- Lack of concentration
- Short memory loss
If not treated, OSA can worsen to severe sleep apnea, leading to serious health risks including:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
We can help
At Kopp Dental, we understand the devastating effects sleep apnea can bring, which is why we treat sleep apnea in Elmhurst.
We offer a complimentary sleep apnea screening test and have a VPOD ultra pulse oximeter to determine whether you are at risk for sleep apnea. Next, we will send you to a sleep physician to undergo a sleep study. If you have OSA, we can help with our Occlusal Appliance Therapy, which is a comfortable alternative than the bulky CPAP mask.
We are confident our sleep apnea treatment will allow you start reaping the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Don’t hesitate any longer.
Give us a call today to start your complimentary sleep apnea screening test.