Not getting enough sleep can have a number of different detrimental effects on your overall wellbeing. But did you know that a lack of sleep can affect your dental health, as well? As an integral part of your systemic health, your oral health is closely tied to many of your body’s functions. When one factor is disturbed, the rest are also influenced. To help you make the most of your sleep and your smile, we explore how the two are related, and how you can optimize both! (more…)
If you snore, then both you and your significant other can end up sleep deprived. How do you stop snoring? In serious cases, we may recommend an oral appliance. However, you can often help reduce your risk of snoring by making a few simple lifestyle changes.
Do you walk around during the day feeling exhausted? Do you often have trouble focusing on tasks or even keeping your eyes open behind the wheel? If so, then you are clearly sleep deprived, but why can’t you sleep well? A number of factors, including your daily habits or possibly disorders such as sleep apnea, can lead to poor rest.
If you have trouble sleeping or often feel exhausted during the day, you may be one of the over 12 million people in the United States with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. What causes OSA? Understanding the factors behind the disorder can be the first step in recognizing your risk and seeking treatment, helping you rest better and enjoy better quality of life.
We have multiple treatment options to address obstructive sleep apnea. Previously, we discussed the ways a CPAP machine can help you breathe without interruption. Today, we’re going to look at how an oral appliance can help you sleep better. Do you need one to help you rest properly?
For sufferers of sleep apnea, treatment is crucial to improve quality of life and to avoid serious complications, such as depression, high blood pressure, or even heart attack or stroke in severe cases. We offer a number of treatments for common sleep disorders, such as an oral appliance or a CPAP machine. How do CPAP machines work?
With a new year comes to chance to embrace a new you. Why not take steps to ensure you rest easier and help protect yourself form the risk of obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders? There are steps you can take to help you sleep better in 2017. In addition, don’t hesitate to see us if you feel exhausted, moody, or wake up gasping for air, as these could be warning signs of OSA.
Studies show that many of us do not get enough sleep. The Center for Disease Control reported in February 2016 that 1/3 of Americans don’t regularly get enough sleep. Causes vary widely. We are busy people. Stores are open late, we stream favorite shows 24/7 and our phones are often at our sides demanding attention. Noises in the bedroom can also cause sleep disturbance. If someone’s snoring bothers your sleep, it may be time to come with them for a checkup. We can assess for sleep apnea, and offer advice and dental solutions. (more…)
Losing sleep can have a number of negative impacts on your overall health and your ability to function at work or school. If you often feel exhausted during the day, then you may need to see your dentist. You could have obstructive sleep apnea or possibly upper airway resistance syndrome. What’s the difference between OSA and UARS? How do you treat these disorders?
Do you often feel exhausted? If you aren’t sleeping well, you can have trouble staying alert during the day. You could also be more likely to develop a sleep disorder. However, you can try a few steps to improve your sleep from home. If this fails to address the issue, then consider contacting your dentist to learn more about sleep apnea.