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Jan, 2021
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CPAP Alternative

Common CPAP Problems

a man sleeping wearing a CPAP machine

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), your doctor may have told you the best course of action would be to start using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. However, CPAP machines come with their share of side effects, which can range from annoying to dangerous. Here are some common side […]

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15

Dec, 2020
Category

blog Sleep Apnea

Can Changing Your Diet Help Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea can seriously affect not only your sleep but your quality of life, leaving you mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted. It is hard to enjoy life if you are tired all the time! If left untreated, it can lead to even more serious health problems. There are a few things you can do to […]

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15

Nov, 2020
Category

blog Sleep Apnea

How Do I Manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder that occurs when breathing is interrupted while sleeping. There are a few different kinds of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common. Having sleep apnea means that you occasionally stop breathing when you sleep. When we say occasionally, we don’t mean every few years or every few months; […]

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Will My Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance Damage My Teeth?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can lead to hypertension, stroke, and other serious health complications. For some people, the standard treatment for sleep apnea, a CPAP machine, is intolerable. Rather than comply with treatment, some patients simply cannot or will not wear their CPAP machine at night, leaving them at risk. Dental appliances […]

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15

Sep, 2020
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blog Oral Appliance Therapy

I Have OSA and Don’t Want CPAP: What Are My Options?

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a sleeping disorder affecting millions of people. Many of those people, like you, have probably been told that the suggested treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is best treated with a CPAP machine. If you’re reading this, one of two things have happened: You tried CPAP and hated it, so […]

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Aug, 2020
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blog Chronic Snoring

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Is Your Snoring Grounds for Divorce?

Did you know that snorting is a leading cause of divorce? We already know that disrupted sleep can be a significant cause for depression and stress, so it should come as no surprise that those who struggle with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and have severe snoring issues often also end up having relationship issues. Treating […]

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15

Jul, 2020
Category

blog Sleep Apnea

Managing Obstructive Sleep Apnea Effectively

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common condition that causes a person to stop breathing multiple times throughout the sleep cycle. During these bouts, the brain is deprived of oxygen. Sleep apnea can cause or worsen other health conditions such as blood pressure and can contribute to the development of other health conditions, like Type II […]

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15

Jun, 2020
Category

blog Sleep Apnea

Can Stress Aggravate Sleep Apnea

There’s no doubt most of us have been under unimaginable levels of stress lately. But are stress and sleep apnea connected? Can stress aggravate or even cause sleep apnea? The Connection Between Stress and Sleep Apnea The connection between stress and obstructive sleep apnea is indirect, but stress can make your sleep apnea worse. When […]

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15

May, 2020
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blog Sleep Apnea

Daytime Exhaustion and Sleep Apnea

Do you often wake up after what you thought was a full night’s sleep and get started on your day, only to almost immediately feel exhausted? Is it difficult to concentrate during the day, or does your brain feel “fuzzy”? Do you doze off at your desk? If your days are a blur of tiredness […]

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CPAP Safety with COVID-19

There has been a lot of question about the safety of using CPAP machines if you have the novel coronavirus or are at risk for getting it. As every community finds ways to support their residents through this crisis, we want to make sure you have the most up-to-date information possible about the impact of […]

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