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Have Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorder? Manage Both with Oral Appliance Therapy!

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 7:20 pm
woman sleeping with mouthguard

Sleep apnea and TMJ disorder are two separate dental conditions that can significantly impact your well-being. However, what many people don’t realize is that these two issues can sometimes go hand in hand, with one condition exacerbating the other. In this blog post, we’ll explore the relationship between sleep apnea and TMJ disorder and how you can effectively manage both using oral appliance therapy.


Sleep Apnea and Secondhand Smoke

June 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 9:39 pm

Smoke from a cigarette Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common breathing disorder that affects at least 18 million adults. However, the condition can affect children, too. Large adenoids or tonsils are often the culprits, but new research has found a link between secondhand smoke and sleep apnea in children. Here’s what you need to know before you light up again.


Are Women with Sleep Apnea More Likely to Get Cancer?

June 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 1:05 am

Older woman leaning on chair and smilingSleep apnea is a common condition that can affect anyone, but it’s primarily seen in men. However, women can experience frequent pauses in breathing while sleeping, and the risks of severe complications may be greater. New research has found a link between sleep apnea and an increased risk of cancer in women. If you’ve been putting off treating your sleep apnea, here’s why you should contact your sleep specialist right away.


Surprising Facts About Sleep Apnea

May 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 3:58 am

Sleep apnea physician Sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects at least 18 million Americans. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation about the breathing disorder, which could put you at risk of potentially life-threatening complications. Here are 5 facts about sleep apnea you may not know.


Can Sleeping in a Recliner Help with Sleep Apnea?

May 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 9:57 pm

Man sleeping in a blue reclinerIf you suffer from sleep apnea, snoring isn’t the only concern. With no treatment, it can lead to serious health issues, with potentially deadly complications. Not to mention, your quality of life and mental health can decline from insufficient sleep. Could sleeping in a recliner be the solution you need? Although it can improve your sleep apnea, it’s not an alternative to a CPAP or an oral appliance. Here’s how changing your sleeping position can improve your wellness when combined with sleep apnea therapy.


How Exercise Can Improve Sleep Apnea

April 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 7:59 pm
a man exercising to help with his sleep apnea

Do you wake up still feeling tired after a night’s sleep due to your sleep apnea? Even if you are undergoing treatment for your condition, you may still not be getting complete ease and restoration. The good news is that moving your body during the day may help it rest at night! Recent studies have found that regular exercise can lead to better sleep and reduce symptoms of sleep apnea. Read on to learn more about the connection between exercise and sleep apnea.


How High Temperatures Can Affect Your Sleep Apnea

April 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 6:01 am
a woman trying to sleep and her sleep apnea is being impacted by high temperatures

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep condition that not only keeps people from getting enough rest at night but can impact their overall well-being. This sleep disorder repeatedly causes breathing to stop and start, leading to fatigue, high blood pressure, and other health conditions. Unfortunately, if you have sleep apnea, you may struggle with getting a good night’s rest even more as the weather gets warmer. Read on to learn about the link between high temperature and sleep apnea.


How Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sleep Apnea Can Be Connected

March 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 5:33 pm
The words “rheumatoid arthritis” under torn paper

Around 57 percent of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also struggle with insomnia. At first glance, you might think this is purely a result of joint pain making it more difficult to fall asleep. But while discomfort can definitely be a factor, insomnia could also be a symptom of sleep apnea – which can be more closely related to RA than you might think. Here are the facts behind this surprising relationship.


How Treating Sleep Apnea Can Increase your Lifespan

February 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 9:28 pm
Man sleeping and snoring loudly

It’s estimated that somewhere around 25 million Americans deal with sleep apnea, but a surprising amount of them don’t treat their condition effectively. Some people just aren’t very big fans of CPAP machines, while others aren’t even aware that they suffer from this problem.

That can be an issue because sleep apnea is about more than snoring. It’s a serious medical condition, and some of its symptoms can be potentially life-threatening. Here’s why treating sleep apnea is important to a good life, and how you can do that conveniently.


Can Sleep Apnea Cause You to Drool?

January 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 5:36 pm
a woman sleeping with her mouth open

Do you tend to wake up and find a wet spot on your pillow where your mouth was? Have you ever woken up with sore or chapped lips, especially at the corners? These can be clear indications that you were drooling while sleeping. While this might seem like a harmless situation, it may be due to a more serious issue, such as sleep apnea. Read on to learn how these two conditions are connected and what you can do to treat them.

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