Is Your CPAP Machine Making You Sick?
Obstructive sleep apnea can interfere with a good night’s sleep, and it can also be detrimental to your health. When your doctor offered you a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, you may have thought it would solve everything. And maybe for a while, maybe it did. However, for some people, a CPAP machine can […]Read More
Common CPAP Problems
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 […]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
Is CPAP Annoyance Keeping You Up at Night?
For many years, the go-to solution for sleep apnea has been the CPAP machine. CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a machine that increases airway pressure to keep your airway from collapsing when you are asleep. It is an effective treatment, but recent studies have shown that alternatives to CPAP are better for patients […]Read More
What Is CPAP Intolerance?
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) intolerance is the inability to tolerate a CPAP mask as treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. While CPAP is the most common treatment, and often considered the gold standard for the treatment of sleep apnea, not everyone tolerates it well. The Problem of CPAP Intolerance The biggest problem with CPAP intolerance […]Read More
Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea or fear that you suffer from sleep apnea? Have you avoided seeking treatment because you don’t want to use a CPAP mask or cannot tolerate CPAP? While a CPAP mask can be an effective treatment for many people, for those who cannot tolerate it, there are CPAP alternatives […]Read More
Will My Sleep Apnea Cause Problems With My Pregnancy?
Sleep apnea affects many aspects of your life, and if you’re pregnant, it can cause potential health problems for both you and your baby. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that’s often associated with chronic loud snoring. It’s characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep, and although this can occur […]Read More
When Should I Get A Test for Sleep Apnea?
Do you often feel tired in the morning even though you got a full night’s sleep? Does your partner complain that you snore loudly or gasp for breath during sleep? If so, these are just a couple of indicators that you may suffer from sleep apnea. Fortunately, there are effective testing procedures available to diagnose […]Read More
How to Stop Snoring Without Surgery
Snoring might seem harmless, but it can indicate that you have a sleep disorder, like sleep apnea. When you snore on a regular basis, it can also affect your sleep quality and prevent your spouse or significant other from getting a good night’s sleep as well. If you’re worried about having to undergo surgery to […]Read More
The Most Effective Sleep Apnea Treatments
Sleep apnea is an extremely common yet potentially dangerous sleep disorder, so it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis to receive effective treatment. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects more than 18 million Americans – many of whom do not realize that they may have it. It’s described as […]Read More