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Life with Sleep Apnea

Suffering from Sleep Apnea? Our St. Louis Dentist Can Help!

There is nothing like waking up from a good night’s sleep. It keeps us energized throughout the day and focused on the things that we need to accomplish. This is why when a patient has obstructive sleep apnea, it doesn’t just affect the quality of their sleep, but the quality of life itself.

Patients with sleep apnea may constantly find themselves sleepy during the day, preventing them from performing their best at work. Depression may also result from sleep apnea as well as other serious health concerns such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Additionally, bed partners and family members of OSA sufferers may have a hard time getting a restful sleep as well because of the loud snoring.

The good news is, obstructive sleep apnea is a highly treatable condition. At James Lillenberg DDS, we offer customized treatment plans for patients who suspect that they may have OSA. Treatments range from simple lifestyle changes to the use of breathing devices and oral appliances as well as surgery. Many of our patients who have undergone sleep apnea treatments are found to be happier, healthier, and are enjoying a more restful sleep.

To experience the benefits of our sleep apnea treatments, contact our St. Louis dental practice at (314) 227-9141.

Leading a Healthier Lifestyle

A person diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea may also want to watch out for certain lifestyle choices that can put them at higher risk of worsening their sleeping disorder. To keep sleep apnea manageable, OSA sufferers may want to control weight gain as being overweight can greatly increase your chances of developing serious health concerns. Patients are also recommended to stay away from alcohol consumption, smoking, and taking certain sedatives or other pain management medication.

Living with CPAP

The use of a CPAP during sleep is one of the most common treatments for obstructive sleep apnea. However, CPAPs can be uncomfortable for some especially during the first few days or weeks of use.

Patients report certain side effects such as:

  • Dry or stuffy nose
  • Irritated skin around the mask area
  • Bloating of the stomach
  • Air leaks around the face mask

While it may take some time to adjust to the CPAP, patients usually report an improvement in their breathing or the quality of their sleep in just a week.

Reach Out to James Lillenberg DDS Today

Life without sleep apnea is so much better than life with this sleeping disorder. Get the treatment you need right away by contacting our St. Louis dental sleep medicine dentist today.

Call us today at (314) 227-9141 to get started with your treatment.


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  • Tufts School of Dental Medicine
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • ADA

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Why Leave Your Sleep Dentistry Needs in Our Care?
  • 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.