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Is Sleep Disordered Breathing Making You Older?

December 24, 2020

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Senior man sleeping on side with sleep apnea in Weatherford

When you first become aware that you have sleep apnea, you’re most likely to notice how it leaves you feeling tired in the morning as well as how your loved ones are constantly disturbed by your loud snoring. Unfortunately, the damage doesn’t stop there – not by a long shot. Sleep apnea in Weatherford has been shown to impact overall health in many ways, and recent studies even suggest that it cause your body to age more rapidly than normal. Read on to learn more about the link between sleep apnea and aging as well as what you can do to protect yourself.


Does Having Type 2 Diabetes Increase Your Risk for Sleep Apnea?

November 23, 2020

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medical professional testing a patient’s blood sugar

Do you have type 2 diabetes? If so, you’re far from alone. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 34 million Americans struggle with this condition. You probably already know that it’s important to control your blood sugar levels. Otherwise, you could be at risk for several other health problems. Recent research has suggested that sleep apnea may be one of them. To learn more about the relationships between type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea in Weatherford, and how your dentist can help, continue reading.


Can Sleep Apnea Cause Adult Bedwetting?

October 16, 2020

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Man with sleep apnea in Weatherford embarrassed by bedwetting.Bedwetting can be embarrassing for anyone, no matter their age; however, if you’re an adult struggling with the issue, it can be downright humiliating.  Problems with nocturnal enuresis, urinating while asleep, may not be the result of going to bed with a full bladder. Instead, it can be a sign of a serious underlying health complication, like sleep apnea in Weatherford. If you only wet the bad occasionally as an adult, it usually isn’t concerning, but if it’s a persistent problem and you have other symptoms of sleep apnea, you might need to see a doctor.


Can CBD Oil Improve My Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

September 13, 2020

Image of CBD oil for sleep apnea treatment in Weatherford.If you live with obstructive sleep apnea, you might struggle to feel well-rested in the morning despite sleeping all night. You have likely tried various home remedies to improve your sleep quality, like limiting your screen time before bed or cutting caffeine from your diet. If simple changes at home haven’t given you the relief you need, there’s a new trend you might be tempted to try. CBD oil claims to be a safe and effective cure for several sleep issues, like insomnia. There are even reports it can be effective for sleep apnea treatment in Weatherford, but is it safe? Here’s what you need to know to safely get the rest you need.


How Accurate Are At-Home Sleep Tests?

August 17, 2020

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Woman who is having trouble sleeping in bed

Do you toss and turn at night only to wake up in the morning feeling unrested? Does your sleep feel interrupted? You may have sleep apnea, which is a common condition that causes you to stop and start breathing throughout the night, making it difficult to get the rest you need. An at-home sleep test is an amazing option to help you get a diagnosis, but there is some misinformation out there about this solution. Read on to learn the truth about your at-home sleep test in Weatherford.


Why is Your Sleep Apnea Worse in the Summer?

July 21, 2020

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Woman with sleep apnea in Weatherford tired at her desk

Summer: that amazing time of year when you get to relax with your family! Whether it’s enjoying a refreshing swim, grilling your favorite meal, or participating in many other amazing summer activities, this time of year can often be full of leisure. However, if you have sleep apnea in Weatherford, the warmer months may hurt your ability to rest. Read on to learn why summer can worsen your sleep apnea symptoms.


Is Sleep Apnea Putting You at Risk for COVID-19?

May 22, 2020

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Man lying in bed awake and covering his face

Have you woken up gasping for air in the middle of the night recently? Does your partner keep complaining that you snore? Are you feeling exhausted every day without understanding why? All of these symptoms could mean that you’re living with sleep apnea in Weatherford; in other words, you’re not getting the quality rest you need because your breathing is being repeatedly interrupted every night. You may not even realize you have sleep apnea, but the effect it has on your body cannot be denied. If it goes untreated long enough, it could put you at risk for many potentially severe health issues – and that includes illnesses such as COVID-19! Read on to learn more about the dangers of disordered sleep.


4 Tips for Resting Well During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 20, 2020

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Right now, we are living in some troubling, uncertain times, and that can make it harder to settle down for a good night’s rest. A lack of sleep can end up weakening your immune system, meaning you (and consequently, the people around you) could be at a higher risk for COVID-19. Are stress and sleep apnea in Weatherford interrupting your slumber? Try following these 4 simple steps to help calm your mind and prepare your body for sleep.


How Dental Offices Protect Team Members and Patients During COVID-19

April 5, 2020

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A woman seeking care for sleep apnea therapy in Weatherford.

While you may be staying at home as much as possible in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, dental offices have had very strict protocols already in place to prevent the spread of diseases well before the pandemic begun. With that said, they have taken things up a notch, not only to protect patients and team members, but to make sure the virus does not spread through their offices. Below, you can read exactly how they are being extra cautious during these difficult and uncertain times. If you need to schedule care for sleep apnea in Weatherford or for another treatment, here’s why you have no reason to be afraid of visiting.


Can E-Cigarettes Make Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms Worse?

March 8, 2020

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man vaping exhaling smoke risking sleep apnea in Aledo

Nearly 20 years ago, an advertising campaign began that directly challenged the tobacco industry. It involved television, radio and billboard ads that spoke to the dangers of smoking cigarettes. It could be argued that the anti-smoking movement gave birth to e-cigarettes (vaping) as an alternative to burning tobacco. Is this new way of inhaling nicotine really better, though? There’s evidence that it, too, presents some health challenges, one being that it can contribute to sleep apnea in Aledo. Read on to learn about the connection and the danger of not getting adequate rest.

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