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Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Your Snoring a Sign?

Snoring is a huge problem for men, women and even children, and although snoring isn’t always a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, it could be a symptom of the disorder.

If you follow the Glen Dental Center Blog, you will remember that obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, causes a person to stop breathing throughout the night. When this occurs, it affects the rest of the person’s life.

From congestive heart failure to falling asleep at the wheel, obstructive sleep apnea can be life threatening.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

While snoring may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, it’s important to pay attention to other indicators. If you sleep alone this can be especially difficult as most obstructive sleep apnea sufferers have no idea they gasp for breath 20 or more times every hour.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor, a preferred provider of the Silent Nite® Slide-Link Snore Guard, it’s vital that you see your doctor for a sleep study as Glen Dental does not provide this service.

See your primary care physician if you:

  • Snore loud enough to wake yourself and others
  • Wake up with dry mouth and sore throat
  • Wake up gasping or choking
  • Have no energy
  • Wake others with your gasping
  • Have headaches in the morning
  • Forget things
  • Suffer mood swings
  • Fall asleep at the wheel or at your desk
  • Have no sex drive

The Custom Made Silent Nite® Slide-Link Snore Guard

Dr. Gilmore and Dr. Verena Phillips are preferred providers of the Silent Nite® Slide-Link Snore Guard. This amazing oral appliance moves your jaw to a forward position while giving you room to breathe.

While not everyone is a candidate for the Silent Nite® Slide-Link Snore Guard, it could help your snoring. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea symptoms but have not been diagnosed, it is important to visit your primary care physician who will refer you to a sleep specialist as Dr. Phillips and Dr. Gilmor do not offer this service.

If you would like more information regarding Silent Nite® Slide-Link Snore Guard for snoring, call and schedule a no obligation consultation with your oral appliance therapy dentist in Chicago today.