Sleep Better Chicagoland's Blog
July 11, 2018
Cases of sleep apnea are on the rise in the United States, and, given its increasing prevalence, it can seem like this is a relatively new condition. But experts know that’s not actually the case — in fact, symptoms of sleep apnea have been observed for hundreds of years. It is only with the rise in obesity rates that sleep apnea has also skyrocketed. Keep reading to get a better grasp of the long history of this condition and how it can be overcome with sleep apnea treatment in Chicago.
June 26, 2018
A good night’s sleep is essential to help people function well and stay healthy throughout their lives, but for patients who suffer from sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea, a good night’s sleep can be elusive. Even if you stay in bed for eight or more hours at a time, sleep disorders may prevent your body from entering the deep, healing level of sleep you need in order to wake feeling rested. In addition to preventing adequate quality and quantity of rest, sleep apnea can also increase the risk for a number of other health conditions. Left untreated, sleep apnea can even lead to death. If you’re worried you may be suffering from sleep apnea, it’s time to schedule a sleep test with your trusted local sleep dentist or sleep clinic.
May 19, 2018
Are you among the 22 million Americans who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea? If so, you may use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to keep your airways open. It involves wearing a mask at night to deliver a steady stream of air to prevent your airways from collapsing. Although it is an effective form of sleep apnea treatment in Chicago, you may feel as though it is a bit restrictive. You may question if it is possible to travel with it? Yes, it is possible; however, you do have a simpler and more convenient solution to treat the condition while you are away from home.
April 10, 2018
Experts recommend that adults get between seven and eight hours of sleep every night. That’s the amount of rest the average person needs in order to function at their best. Therefore, you may have a solid routine in place where you wake up and go to bed at the same time every day, always giving yourself plenty of time to get your needed shuteye. But what if, despite your nightly eight hours of rest, you’re still exhausted? It’s possible that you’re suffering from obstructive sleep apnea near Chicago.
February 27, 2018
Sleep apnea is devastating condition that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. It can seriously downgrade the quality of a person’s productivity at work — and anything less than optimal performance isn’t acceptable for the men and women in the country’s military. That’s why Dr. Schwartz, a true expert on sleep apnea treatment in Chicago, recently participated in a training program that helped dentists in the army become more aware of this issue and how to address it.
January 9, 2018
When you ask other people how they’re doing, how often is “tired” the response you get? Many folks are dragging their feet because their lives are so hectic or stressful that they can’t get the shuteye they deserve. Other people, though, might not know why they’re so pooped all the time. It’s possible that they have sleep apnea in Skokie. This is a common condition — much more common than you may realize. Let’s take a look at some of the scary numbers behind this disorder and then discuss how you can find out if you are suffering from it.
December 9, 2017
Have you ever come home to loud snoring in the middle of the day? Were you surprised when you found out it was your young child and not your husband? If so, there’s a chance your child is having trouble breathing while they sleep. The key to solving this oral health issue is through early detection.
If you’re unsure if your child is showing symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in Skokie, keep reading to confirm your suspicions. Not addressing them early could affect your child’s long-term development.
November 13, 2017
Most of us remember what it was like to experience the joys of the holiday season without any of the added stress. Kids love the lights, the sweets, the gifts, and every part of this time of the year, but adults are the ones in charge of creating the joy and excitement. This can be stressful, and many patients experience sleepless nights. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of quality sleep, and when you should seek help from a trusted sleep specialist.
October 1, 2017
We’ve all been there. You’re just trying to get some sleep, and either your bed partner or someone in the same room is just snoring away like it is going out of style. In addition to resisting the urge to throw a pillow at them, you start to wonder what is actually causing their snoring. Is it something you should actually be concerned about? Is there a way to get any kind of snoring treatment in Skokie? Today, we’re going to reveal the top 4 causes of snoring as well as what you can do about it. (more…)
September 24, 2017
Sleep. Like many things in life, it’s something that absolutely everybody needs, but not everyone gets it. Does that sound like you? Do you find yourself constantly waking up in the middle of the night? Do you feel exhausted even when you get a full night’s rest? Does your bed partner complain about your loud, chronic snoring? If so, you may very likely be suffering from a condition called sleep apnea. Fortunately, there are many ways to treat sleep apnea, and the solution may come from an unlikely source: a dentist. At Sleep Better Chicagoland, your sleep doctor, Dr. David Schwartz, can use a simple, non-invasive treatment to help restore your sleep and allow you to wake up in the morning feeling energized again. (more…)