Have you recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea?
Are you one of the millions of Americans who wake up exhausted, toss and turn at night, or deal with disruptive snoring caused by sleep apnea? Untreated or unmanaged sleep apnea can wreak havoc on your health and wellbeing, increasing your risk for heart attacks, stroke, and diabetes. Fortunately, your Chicago, IL, doctor Dr. Gordon Siegel offers innovative and unique solutions to help get your sleep apnea under control.
CPAP is One Way…But It’s Not the Only Way
CPAP therapy remains the “gold standard” when it comes to treating sleep apnea. However, it’s not the only option and it’s not always the most effective solution. This is something that your ENT doctor in Chicago, IL, would be happy to discuss with you. Sometimes CPAP isn’t effective for treating sleep apnea, and some patients simply aren’t ideal candidates for this treatment. That’s okay! Our team here at Midwest Ear Nose and Throat offers alternative sleep apnea treatment options such as SomnoGuard Oral Appliance Therapy and the Inspire procedure to those living in and around the Chicagoland area.
What is SomnoGuard Oral Appliance Therapy?
This custom-fitted clear dental appliance fits in your mouth like a standard nightguard or mouthguard, but it works to reposition your jaws while you sleep to keep airways open and free from obstructions. This device is typically great for patients dealing with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) but can also be used in conjunction with CPAP therapy for patients who aren’t getting full relief from their symptoms with CPAP alone.
What is Inspire?
Inspire is the only FDA-approved treatment that treats the cause of sleep apnea. You click a button and a subdermal implant helps keep your airways open so you can breathe normally throughout the night without any issues. If you still feel exhausted and drained every morning despite using CPAP therapy, then you might be an ideal candidate for Inspire.
If you want to discuss your sleep apnea treatment options with your ENT doctors, then call Midwest Ear Nose and Throat in Chicago, IL, today at (312) 988-7777 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Siegel. We want to help you get a better night’s sleep, every night.