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Types of Sleep Apnea

Are You Living with Sleep Apnea? Call Our St. Louis Dentist Now!

Sleep apnea is a condition which affects the way your body breathes while you are asleep. It can lead to symptoms like snoring and a restless night's sleep which leads to you waking up tired and unrested. There are two main types of sleep apnea, which are known as central and obstructive sleep apnea. At James Lillenberg DDS, we offer treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If you are interested in finding a solution that helps you sleep better at night, our St. Louis sleep dental practice is here to help.

Contact us today at (314) 227-9141 to make an appointment.

Common Reasons for Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep apnea occurs when your airway is blocked either partially or fully during the night. It can also lead to other serious symptoms and physical problems.

A few common complicating factors of obstructive sleep apnea include:

  • Consumption of alcohol or tranquilizers
  • Being obese or significant overweight
  • Septal deviation or other anatomical defects-upper airway resistance
  • Certain head shapes (leading to smaller airways)
  • Advancing age (impeding brain signals)
  • Untreated or poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes
  • Certain types of medication for depression or anxiety

Seek Treatment for Sleep Apnea in St. Louis

At James Lillenberg DDS, our St. Louis sleep apnea dentist understands that obstructive sleep apnea can affect your life negatively in a number of ways. In addition to treatment, a few of the steps which can be taken to help obstructive sleep apnea sleep include losing weight, avoiding alcohol, and increasing your exercise.

To learn about your sleep apnea treatment options, please contact us today.


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  • Experienced Dentist

    For more than 35 years, Dr. Lillenberg has helped patients patients throughout the area.

  • Striving for Your Comfort

    With an emphasis on gentle care, we want to you to feel at home when you come to our office.

  • Flexible Payment Plan

    Dr. Lillenberg accepts most insurance plans and offers flexible financing options.

  • Unique Help for Sleep Apnea

    We are proud to be the only dentistry offering sleep dentistry services in St. Louis.