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Can Untreated Sleep Apnea Lead to Fatal Consequences?

November 4, 2023

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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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How Do At-Home Sleep Apnea Tests Work?

November 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 11:49 pm
a patient at home sleeping

Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects millions of patients worldwide, robbing them of precious sleep! What’s worse is that countless more cases remain completely undiagnosed and untreated. However, before you can treat your condition, one step you’ll need to undergo is taking an at-home sleep test. Here’s what you can expect throughout this process and some things you can do to prepare yourself for your sleep apnea screening.

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Don’t Let Your Sleep Apnea Scare You This Halloween!

October 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 6:12 pm
a woman struggling to remain asleep at night

Halloween is an exciting time of year, filled with fun festivities, thrilling escapades, and of course, a good scare here and there! But the last thing you should want to feel afraid of this spooky season is your sleep apnea; though it’s a serious condition with undesirable consequences, it’s also one that can be managed. Continue reading below to learn a little more about sleep apnea, along with some tips to help you manage your condition and ensure that it’s not giving you any anxiety or grief this Halloween.

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3 Must-Know Tips for Managing Your Sleep Apnea This Halloween

October 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 5:17 pm
a person sleeping during Halloween

Halloween is an exciting time of year for many of us—with so many spooky festivities, phenomenal costume parties, and delicious candies and seasonal snacks to enjoy, there’s no shortage of fun to have! However, it’s not always easy to focus on having fun if you’re constantly tired. Patients with sleep apnea might find themselves yawning, groggy, or simply unable to enjoy the holiday due to their condition. But sleep apnea isn’t something that you should needlessly suffer from—here are a few tips to help you manage yours so that you can feel well-rested and ready to party this Halloween!

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The Importance of the Different Stages of Sleep

September 27, 2023

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Woman in light blue shirt sleeping peacefully in bed

Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep is essential for your mind and body, but are you aware of what exactly happens while you’re slumbering? Every night, your body goes through what’s known as the sleep cycle, which consists of multiple stages. You need to spend a sufficient amount of time in each part of the cycle in order to get the full benefits of a good night’s sleep. Below is a closer look at the different stages of the sleep cycle – as well as what can happen if they’re interrupted by sleep apnea.

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4 Things That Can Make Your Sleep Apnea Worse

September 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 12:56 pm
Close-up of a woman snoring in bed

Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that, if not treated quickly enough, could potentially put your life in danger. It’s important to act quickly to address your sleep apnea symptoms – but at the same time, you need to be careful to avoid doing anything that could make the situation even more dire. Are you trying to manage sleep apnea? Be sure to take note of the following 4 factors that could make it worse.

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Are There Any Home Remedies for Sleep Apnea?

August 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drromack @ 9:29 pm
Woman has questioning expression

Obstructive sleep apnea can cause someone to wake up roughly a hundred times in a single night by temporarily and repeatedly stopping them from breathing. It is one of the most common sleep disorders out there, affecting millions of Americans, and includes symptoms like frequent and loud snoring, waking up gasping for breath, insomnia, and fatigue during waking hours. It tends to affect males, people who are overweight, and seniors more than the general population. While someone with sleep apnea should seek professional treatment, here are some home remedies that can help you deal with the symptoms in the meantime.

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Do You Have to Worry About Your Child Developing Sleep Apnea?

August 18, 2023

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Little boy sleeping in bed while snoring

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that leaves many people unable to get the quality slumber that they need. There are plenty of examples of adults suffering from this condition – but what about children? Are they at risk for sleep apnea as well? As a parent, you need to make sure that you’re well-informed when it comes to potential threats to your little one’s health; here are the basics when it comes to children and sleep-disordered breathing.

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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.

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Sleep Apnea and Secondhand Smoke

June 16, 2023

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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.

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