Sherman Oaks Dental

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Naperville

Dr. Lydia Sosenko is the first Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in DuPage County and a national lecturer on the topic. She is one of the most experienced clinicians in the field of oral appliance therapy in the country. She has years of experience with the complexities of medical insurance reimbursement for this kind of therapy. Dr. Sosenko is familiar with many different types of snoring and apnea mouth-jaw retainers. With over 100 different appliances to choose from, it is critical to have an experienced dentist in Naperville to help you choose the best.

Many dentists and physicians refer their patients to Dr. Sosenko for oral appliance consults and fittings. You can learn more about Dr. Sosenko's practice and her treatment options at If you are having trouble with sleep apnea, call to schedule an appointment today!

Sleep Apnea and Snoring – The Connection

Almost everyone snores at some point or another. But, if you or a loved one always snores, the problem might be more serious than you think.

Normal airway vs. sleep apnea obstructed airway

There are several different ways a person may breathe when he or she is sleeping.

During a sleep apnea event, the tongue relaxes against the top of the throat, closing the airway. This cuts off oxygen to the brain. After a few seconds, the body’s natural reflex kicks in and the individual startles awake for the tongue muscles to tighten, opening the airway and restoring airflow. The snorer often never fully awakens, but this interruption of sleep patterns causes fatigue.

Many people with sleep apnea are unaware of their issue. If they have a bed partner, diagnosis may come after the partner notices the constant snoring, long pauses between breaths, and loud snorting or choking sounds that go with a startle. If there is no-one else in the room, the issue may pass unremarked until other symptoms prompt an investigation.

Sleep apnea can cause fatigue and sleepiness during the day, irritability, depression, headaches, hypertension, and a host of other health problems. All these have these triggers: oxygen deprivation and fractured sleep cycles. If you think you or someone you love has UARS or OSA, ask for a referral to or a consultation with sleep expert Dr. Lydia Sosenko. As one of the best dentists in Naperville, her sleep apnea expertise can help you get a good night's rest!

Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment