Do you have headaches upon awakening or wake suddenly with a feeling of choking? These are signs of sleep apnea, and Dr. Luma Naim is ready to help at North Shore Dental Group in Park Ridge, IL.
Why Sleep Apnea Is a Problem for Millions
Obstructive sleep apnea, usually just called sleep apnea, occurs when you are at rest. During sleep, your airways will become closed, usually because of soft tissues at the back of the mouth falling into the throat. To your body, the answer is a snort or snore, which temporarily allows you to get a gulp of air. However, the soft tissues will only fall back into the airways without some kind of intervention.
Sleep apnea is not just a nuisance; it can also cause health and social problems, including:
- Difficulties between you and your sleeping partner
- A feeling of exhaustion that follows you throughout the day
- Memory loss
- Tooth grinding behaviors
- Sore throats
Additionally, sleep apnea has been linked to heart disease, obesity, and stroke.
If you suspect you or a sleeping partner may have sleep apnea, call North Shore Dental Group at 847-292-8200
to set up your consultation and talk about your snoring in Park Ridge, IL.