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Making Matters Worse: 5 Ways to Increase Sleep Apnea

May 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 3:02 pm
tired man covering his face in bed

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know just how frustrating and tiring it can be. But did you know that some actions you take in your life can bump sleep apnea up to another level entirely? Obstructive sleep apnea can afflict anyone for various reasons, but the following factors can make symptoms worse or increase the severity of this condition.

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Can Warm Temperatures Affect Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

April 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 12:38 am
a patient struggling to sleep

Sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, affects millions worldwide, disrupting the quality of their rest and ultimately their overall health. While various factors contribute to sleep apnea, its onset, and its severity, one often overlooked element is temperature. Continue reading below to learn a little more about this curious connection, along with how lowering your bedroom’s temperature might be the key to achieving excellent rest with minimal sleep apnea symptoms.

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Are Sleep Apnea and Rheumatoid Arthritis Connected?

March 14, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 11:35 pm

Sleeping man using CPAP machineAccording to the World Health Organization, 18 million people in the world suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The chronic inflammatory disorder can cause more than stiff, sore joints. According to one study, 57% of RA sufferers also experience insomnia. Many factors contribute to poor sleep quality, like pain, but researchers have found another potential connection. Sleep apnea and RA can go hand-in-hand. Here’s what you need to know to get a good night’s rest.

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Can CBD Oil Help with Sleep Apnea?

February 20, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 6:23 pm
Man with sleep apnea lying in bed and snoring

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you’re probably researching steps you can take to manage it. Some people might suggest using CBD oil right before bed in order to reduce sleep apnea symptoms. But does this really work? Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea and CBD as a possible treatment – as well as other solutions that might be worth pursuing.

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Will Sleep Apnea Eventually Go Away On Its Own?

February 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 6:10 pm
Stethoscope and chalkboard with the words “sleep apnea”

When you first find out that you have sleep apnea, you may not be completely sure how to deal with it. Your first thought may be to simply wait a while and see if the problem goes away on its own. But is this actually a viable strategy? Or do you need to be more proactive in finding a solution to your sleep disorder? Your sleep dentist is here to help give you a clear idea of what the best strategy for dealing with sleep apnea looks like.

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A Stop to Snoring: A Great Gift for Your Partner

January 25, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 11:03 pm
Man snoring in bed, woman covering ears with headphones

Valentine’s Day gifts can come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re thinking of getting your partner a present that they truly need, you may think of looking into ways to put a stop to their chronic snoring. Not only will this result in quieter nights, but it could potentially mean helping your partner avoid the worst consequences of a serious sleep disorder. Read on to learn more about snoring and what solutions are available.

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Drowsiness and Driving: A Dangerous Combination

January 14, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 10:50 pm
Bearded man sitting in car while yawning

Sleep apnea often leaves you feeling extremely tired throughout the day. This can be more dangerous than you realize, especially if you’re getting on the road. Driving while drowsy could easily lead to an accident, thus putting yourself and others in harm’s way. Here’s a look at what makes drowsy driving so unsafe and how you can help yourself stay alert behind the wheel.

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Can Cell Phones Cause Sleep Problems?

December 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 6:04 pm

Woman laying in bed looking at her cell phoneObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes frequent breathing disruptions from a narrowed airway. Your tongue or the soft tissues in the back of your mouth can collapse to block the airway. Although anyone can develop OSA, various factors can trigger symptoms, like a large neck circumference or obesity. However, research has found a link between cell phones and sleep quality. Here’s what you should know to get the rest you need.

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How to Care for Your Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance

December 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 3:47 am

Oral appliance on black backgroundAn oral appliance is a popular alternative to a CPAP because it’s less bothersome and more convenient. It’s an effective solution for patients with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea. The custom-fit device positions your jaw and tongue to prevent obstructions in your upper airway. An oral appliance can improve your symptoms by over 95%. You won’t have to worry about cleaning any hoses or masks; however, you must care for your oral appliance. A good cleaning routine is important for your overall wellness and getting the most from your oral appliance. 

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Can Untreated Sleep Apnea Lead to Fatal Consequences?

November 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 9:04 pm
a patient struggling to sleep at night

Each night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of sleep due to sleep apnea; in fact, it’s estimated that it affects around 40 million adults in the US alone! If you suffer from the condition, you might’ve been told you’re prone to snoring, and you might also experience symptoms like daytime fatigue, poor memory, irritability, and mood swings. But sleep apnea won’t just make you tired and cranky—if left untreated, it can even have potentially fatal consequences! Continue reading to learn more about this condition and some of the risks it carries, along with how it can be treated with the help of your sleep dentist.

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