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How to Help Your Loved One with Sleep Apnea

February 2, 2023

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a patient suffering from sleep apnea

Every night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea—and even worse, several million more cases of the condition remain completely undiagnosed and untreated! And whether it’s you or your partner struggling to get enough sleep each night, you might be wondering if there are any possible solutions for remedying the issue. While the best thing you can do is opt for sleep apnea therapy, there are also a few other useful items that might prove useful for those afflicted with sleep apnea. Keep reading to learn more.


Can Exercising Improve Sleep Apnea?

January 11, 2023

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Exercising regularly is one of the most important parts of keeping your body healthy and strong. Working out helps you maintain your weight, boost your endurance, improve your mood, and more. Even so, about half of Americans exercise regularly. While working out benefits your overall well-being, it has also been shown to help with symptoms of sleep apnea. Continue reading to learn about the link between sleep apnea and exercising.


Why People with Sleep Apnea Should Avoid Alcohol Before Bed

December 20, 2022

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Person with sleep apnea refusing a glass of alcohol

As many as 15% of people drink a little bit of alcohol before bed, thinking that it will help them sleep better. But despite how popular this practice is, the simple truth is that alcohol can hurt the quality of your slumber – especially if you’re already suffering from sleep-disordered breathing. What is the connection between alcohol and sleep apnea, and what can you do to make sure you get a good night’s rest? The following post has the answers.


Sleep Apnea & Drowsy Driving: How a Dentist Can Help

November 16, 2022

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Man drowsy while driving

There is no denying that drowsy driving is dangerous. When you haven’t slept and must drive to work, school, or on a long road trip, the combination of being behind the wheel without enough sleep can be deadly. If you’re unable to stay awake while operating your vehicle it may be that you’re suffering from sleep apnea. Read on to discover the symptoms you should watch for and how your dentist can help you can the rest you need.


Researchers Find Genetic Links to Sleep Apnea

October 13, 2022

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Normal airway VS obstructive sleep apneaAccording to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 26% of adults between the ages of 30 and 70 have sleep apnea, and the number of patients diagnosed is on the rise. Researchers estimate that 80% of cases aren’t diagnosed because symptoms can be difficult to detect. Sleep apnea causes frequent breathing disturbances throughout the night that can cause serious consequences for your physical and mental health with no treatment. While you may not think you’re at risk of sleep apnea, new research has found the condition can be hereditary.


Are Sleep Apnea and Gum Disease Connected?

September 10, 2022

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Model of mouth with gum diseaseIf you’re tossing and turning at night from sleep apnea, it can affect your general and mental health. Unfortunately, your mouth isn’t immune to the complications it can cause. Believe it or not, you can have a higher risk of gum disease, which is a leading culprit of tooth loss. Don’t let sleep apnea devastate your smile. Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea and gum disease. 


When is a Sleep Diary Necessary?

August 26, 2022

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Physician and sleep apneaIf you or your physician suspects you have sleep apnea, they may recommend creating a sleep diary. It isn’t a place for you to write down your dreams or thoughts from the day. Instead, you’ll be instructed to track key information that can play a role in a sleep apnea diagnosis. Your healthcare team can use the data to reveal potential factors influencing your sleep quality. Here’s how logging your nighttime patterns can lead to a better night’s rest. 


Essential Tips for Traveling When You Have Sleep Apnea

July 7, 2022

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Woman traveling with sleep apnea walking through airport

Summer is the season for family vacations and weekend getaways with friends. Whether you are going camping in a national park or exploring a new city, it’s important to plan before you go. This is especially true if you are impacted by sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder affecting roughly 20 million Americans. You don’t want your sleep apnea symptoms getting in the way of having a good time! Keep reading to discover four essential tips for traveling with sleep apnea.  


6 Tips to Sleep Better During Summer

June 10, 2022

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Sleepless woman sitting up in bedIf you have sleep apnea, you know a good night’s rest can be difficult to come by. Although a CPAP or oral appliance makes it easier to breathe, warmer weather can make it more challenging to doze off. If you aren’t waking up feeling alert and well-rested, it can affect your summer plans. You don’t have to toss and turn all night. Here are 6 tips from your sleep dentist to get the rest you need to feel your best this summer.


What We Know About Prediabetes and Sleep Apnea

May 3, 2022

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Man checking blood sugar level.

If you have sleep apnea, you know better than anyone how much of a struggle it can be to get a good night’s rest. But did you know that new research suggests that you might be at risk of additional health complications because of your sleep apnea? According to a study conducted by the University of Hertfordshire, there might be a link between sleep apnea and patients with prediabetes developing full-blown diabetes. Keep reading to learn more about this connection.

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