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; […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea
Not all therapies are created equal when it comes to the treatment of sleep apnea, but oral appliance therapy can be the best treatment option for patients with sleep apnea who cannot tolerate a CPAP mask. In fact, according to ongoing research over the past decade, oral appliance therapy may be equally effective in treating […]Read More
Can Sleep Apnea Lead to Heart Problems?
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes you to stop breathing multiple times throughout the night. There are three different types of sleep apnea – obstructive, central, and complex – and in all its forms, it can be bad for your health. More than 20 million Americans have sleep apnea, and it’s important to […]