Sleep Apnea Treatments Chicago

Snoring isn’t a new phenomenon. People have complained about this age-old problem and its affect on their relationships, energy level, and cardiovascular health for centuries.  In fact, until recently there were just a few remedies to choose from. If you went to a sleep center, they’d provide diagnostic testing and send you home with a CPAP machine. If you visited a dental sleep center, you’d get an oral appliance. And, if you saw a surgeon, your only treatment option would be surgery.  At ChicagoENT, we offer you all those treatment options, plus other minimally invasive and highly effective solutions like Palatal Stiffening and the Pillar Procedure.

Treatment For Snoring And Sleep Apnea Chicago

Snoring affects men and women of any shape, size or age—not just overweight men.  If you or someone you love snores, it’s important to see one of our snoring and sleep apnea specialists to find out if there is an underlying medical condition. In the meantime, there are a number of lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your snoring.  Please click here to discover what you can do to reduce snoring.

Treatment For Sleep Apnea And Snoring—Now Simpler Than Ever Before.

Thanks to world-renowned sleep specialist Dr. Michael Friedman and his team of expert ENT’s, allergists, head and neck surgeons and dental sleep specialists, snoring and sleep apnea is now highly treatable with a number of non-invasive and minimally-invasive treatment options. These minimally-invasive techniques include nonsurgical tonsil reduction, Nasal Valve Repair, the Pillar Procedure, palatal stiffening, radio frequency and the latest innovation, robotic assisted procedures.

How Do You Know If You HaveSleep Apnea?

Does your partner complain about your snoring?  Do you often feel tired during the day? Or have trouble focusing at work?  If so, you may have sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea typically snore and are at increased risk for weight gain, fatigue, hypertension and impotence.

Risk Factors:

  • Family history of snoring
  • Male gender. Men are more likely to snore and have sleep apnea than women, although snoring in women increases after menopause
  • Overweight
  • Nasal congestion
  • Enlarged adenoids and tonsils
  • Using alcohol or sedatives
Symptoms & Signs:

  • Sound sleeping
  • Snoring
  • Disrupted breathing
  • Unrefreshing sleep
  • Weight gain
  • Dry throat
  • Impaired sexual function
  • Irritability, mood change
  • Daytime sleepiness

Snoring Can Impact More Than Just Your Partner’s Night Sleep.

If you snore, then you already know the affect it has on your relationships and how it has made you less productive at work.  But did you know that sleep apnea can also cause serious health complications, including:

• High blood pressure
• Stroke
• Decreased mental function
• Impotence
• Heart attack
• Increased risk of auto accidents
• Irregular heartbeat
• Weight gain

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