Sleep Apnea Solutions in Kenilworth, IL with Dr. Miriam Dani
Stopping Snoring & Sleep Apnea Symptoms
If you struggle to get a good night’s rest for one day, not much will happen besides you feeling tired and unmotivated. However, if you suffer from sleep apnea or excessive snoring, your sleep can be affected until you seek treatment. Continuous lack of sleep can lead to daytime fatigue, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more.
At Kenilworth Dental Associates, we believe that everyone deserves to sleep well. Therefore, whatever is keeping you from a fulfilling night’s rest, whether it’s obstructive sleep apnea or snoring, Dr. Miriam Dani can help. She is a qualified sleep dentist who works closely with local health professionals to provide a holistic approach to improving your sleep quality with oral appliance therapy.
Sleep apnea is a severe disorder where breathing is restricted during sleep. It’s caused by an obstruction in the airway which is usually the result of collapsed soft tissue. When the airway is blocked, air to the lungs is prevented, and this causes snoring and other symptoms to develop.
While sleep apnea requires immediate support from a professional, it can go unidentified for years. Thankfully, awareness for the disorder is growing, and people are starting to recognize the symptoms and seek the correct medical attention.
For your convenience, we’ve designed this website to educate you about sleep apnea and how to accurately spot it before more severe consequences appear.
When you visit our office for a routine checkup, our Kenilworth dentist, Dr. Dani, will review your overall health and examine you for signs of sleep apnea.
The Best Options
Treating sleep apnea requires teamwork and coordination among healthcare professionals. Dr. Dani will discuss your options and customize a treatment plan that’s ideal for your situation.
At Kenilworth Dental Associates, your comfort and health are crucial to us. We design treatment plans to meet your unique needs and aspirations.
Understanding Oral Appliance Therapy
Some of our patients are interested in a non-invasive treatment for sleep apnea and alternative for CPAP machines. In these cases, Dr. Dani offers oral appliance therapy. This mouthguard-like apparatus is custom-designed to ensure maximum comfort and effectiveness.
Oral appliance therapy works by gently repositioning your jaw and tongue so that they don’t obstruct the airway. With this approach to sleep apnea treatment, you can avoid the discomfort associated with CPAP machines and start sleeping better immediately.
At Kenilworth Dental Associates, Dr. Dani and her team are extremely proud of the work they do to help patients overcome sleep apnea and snorting. We’re grateful that so many of our clients are pleased with the treatment they’ve received.
“Friendly staff, they make you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in. […] Dr Dani has a magic touch!”
Miriam Levitan Dani DDS, MS
Since opening her dental office in Kenilworth, IL, Dr. Miriam Dani has dedicated her career to providing individuals with dental care that improves the whole body. Having watched her father and brother suffer for years from sleep apnea, Dr. Dani knows how quickly an individual’s quality of life can deteriorate without sufficient sleep. By working with a number of sleep specialists and physicians in the Kenilworth and Greater Chicago region, Dr. Dani helps individuals navigate the diagnosis process and get the proper care they need.
Originally from Evanston, Dr. Dani earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana before receiving her DDS degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She’s a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Canada as well as being an Associate Professor at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens when sleep apnea is left untreated?
To learn about our treatment options, contact our Kenilworth office by calling (847) 268-3439. Dr. Dani will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have and help you choose the best solution for your unique condition.
What are the warning signs or symptoms of sleep apnea?
- Loud snoring
- Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day
- Morning headaches
- Forgetfulness and mood swings
- Decreased libido
- Drowsiness while driving
- Restless sleep
- Waking with a choking/gasping sensation
- Waking with a dry/sore throat
The best way to find out if you have sleep apnea is by undergoing a sleep study. A sleep study can be performed under the supervision of a physician in a lab, or in the privacy of your own home. It will record data such as oxygen levels, brain activity, and muscle movement and a physician will determine if, in fact, you have sleep apnea. Then we can start treatment right away.