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Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea: What Options Are Available?

December 8, 2023

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Close-up of an oral appliance for sleep apnea

Many patients with sleep apnea are unhappy with their CPAP machines and thus often end up pursuing oral appliance therapy as an alternative. Personalized oral appliances are quite reliable when it comes to reducing sleep apnea symptoms, but it should be noted that there are different types of appliances to choose from. Dentists who want to provide oral appliance therapy as a sleep apnea solution should take the time to familiarize themselves with the available treatment options.


A Closer Look at the Link Between Sleep Apnea and ADHD

November 3, 2023

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a patient suffering from daytime fatigue

Every night, millions of patients miss out on countless hours because of sleep apnea—leading to all sorts of awful symptoms that are simply miserable to live with, including daytime fatigue, impaired memory, trouble staying focused, and other issues that impact daily life. However, did you know that historically, some of these symptoms overlap with the condition ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder)? Keep reading to learn more about the intricacies of this connection and how understanding it can help elevate the effectiveness of sleep apnea treatment.


What is the Link Between Rising Blood Sugar and Sleep Apnea?

October 9, 2023

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a person testing their blood sugar

Being unable to breathe freely and get adequate sleep can be frustrating. Add in the negative health concerns brought on by type 2 diabetes, and it becomes a serious challenge. If you have patients wondering why it seems that their blood sugar levels are rising, it may be that their inability to sleep is the cause. Read on to discover the link between the two and why seeing a sleep dentist is a step in the right direction toward better overall health.


Are Sleeping Pills Making Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms Worse?

September 8, 2023

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A man snoring with sleep apnea

A good night’s rest is essential to daily function, but for those with sleep apnea, it can be much easier said than done. It can be tempting to use whatever means necessary to provide relief from the condition, but studies have shown that the use of sleeping pills can actually make things worse.

If you’re looking for treatment for your sleep apnea and want to know why sleeping pills aren’t a safe bet, continue reading.


Navigating the Path to Sleep Apnea Diagnosis: A Comprehensive Guide

August 10, 2023

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Sleep apnea, a common yet potentially serious sleep disorder, affects millions of people worldwide. If you suspect you might be suffering from this condition, it’s crucial to seek a proper diagnosis before pursuing treatment. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps involved in obtaining an official diagnosis for sleep apnea, ensuring you’re well-informed and prepared for the journey ahead.


Useful At-Home Remedies for Managing Sleep Apnea

July 2, 2023

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a patient struggling to stay asleep due to their sleep apnea

You’ve probably been told your whole life that you should aim to get between 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night, but this is often easier said than done—especially if you suffer from sleep apnea! Unfortunately, this condition affects millions of people every night, causing them to miss out on countless hours of sleep. Those with sleep apnea should seek professional treatment; however, in the meanwhile, many useful at-home remedies can also prove useful for managing milder symptoms. Here’s a closer look at a few of them as well as a brief overview of the condition.


Can Sleep Apnea Significantly Impact Your Pregnancy?

June 14, 2023

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a pregnant woman having trouble resting due to sleep apnea

Did you know that more than half of pregnant women claim to experience difficulty sleeping, especially during the later stages? In some cases, obstructive sleep apnea—a condition that disrupts your breathing during rest—can begin to come about more frequently during this time. Is it possible for this situation to affect your baby? Read on to learn about the risks of this disorder during pregnancy and how you can get it treated.


How Does Sleep Apnea Affect the Brain?

May 5, 2023

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Image of brain floating above pair of hands

The brain is responsible for virtually every aspect of how humans function. It stores memories, regulates emotions, controls bodily functions, and so much more. Certainly, protecting it from damage is worth every effort! Unfortunately, millions of people suffer from a disorder that can negatively impact brain health. How does sleep apnea affect the brain, and how can you help your patients cope with this condition? Read on below to find out.


The Link Between Sleep Deprivation & Intrusive Thoughts

April 2, 2023

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a man having trouble sleeping and also having unwanted thoughts

Most people know how a random bad night’s sleep can negatively affect the next day. Unfortunately, for those who have sleep apnea, their quality of life is impacted every day. They not only wake up in the morning feeling exhausted, but the disorder can begin to cause various health issues. In addition to heart and memory issues, sleep apnea can even lead to unwanted thoughts. Read on to learn more about the connection between sleep deprivation and intrusive thoughts.


Are Women with Sleep Apnea at A Higher Risk for Cancer?

March 2, 2023

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a woman struggling to stay asleep at night

Every night, millions of patients miss out on countless hours of sleep due to sleep apnea, making it a very common and widespread issue. But if you’re familiar with the condition, you probably know that among all of the problems it can cause, it also has the potential to increase a person’s chances of getting cancer. However, research shows that this link is actually stronger in women than in men. Here’s more about this link and what you can do to lower your risk.

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