Dr. I Dental PC
Dentist located in Queens, Elmhurst, NY
Did you know that in addition to keeping your smile healthy, your dentist can also help you with sleep issues? Emmanuil Ilyayev, DDS, at Dr. I Dental PC is an expert in helping his patients in Elmhurst, Queens in New York City, get a better night’s rest with treatments for snoring. If your snoring is keeping you up at night, book an appointment with Dr. Ilyayev. You can schedule your visit by calling the office or booking online.
Snoring Q & A
Why do I need to treat my snoring?
Snoring by itself isn’t harmful, though it may be annoying to anybody who sleeps next to you! However, snoring can be indicative of a potentially serious condition called sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing for various stretches of time throughout the night. These periods of breathlessness can last between 10 seconds and several minutes and can occur hundreds of times a night.
What are the signs of sleep apnea?
Some of the symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Loud snoring
- Restless sleep
- Waking up choking or gasping for air
- Impaired memory
- Decreased sex drive
- Headaches in the morning
If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ilyayev to begin treating your sleep apnea.
Do I need to treat my sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea should always be treated. The condition prevents your system from consistently getting enough oxygen, can do damage to your health in a variety of ways.
In the short-term, sleep apnea can lead to:
- Memory impairment
- Constant stress and anxiety
- Higher likelihood of auto accidents and occupational injuries
- Poor performance
- Reduced alertness
- Poor quality of life
In the long-term, sleep apnea can lead to:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Attention deficit disorder
- Mood disorders
Don’t wait for sleep apnea to lead to more serious problems. Get treatment today at Dr. I Dental PC.
How do you treat sleep apnea?
Dr. I Dental PC can help to treat your sleep apnea by providing you with a custom-designed oral appliance for you to wear at night while you sleep, as recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. These FDA-approved appliances are created from an impression of your teeth, which enables them to fit securely and comfortably in your mouth just like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic appliance.
Once in place, your oral appliance pushes your lower jaw slightly forward, keeping your airway open by preventing your tongue and throat muscles from collapsing in on themselves. This allows you to get an unobstructed flow of oxygen while you sleep, giving you the good night’s rest that you and your sleeping partner have been waiting for.
Don’t go another night with poor sleep. Schedule an appointment with Dr. I Dental PC today and get that good night’s rest you deserve. You can book your sleep apnea consultation by calling the office or using a convenient online tool.