Not waking up and making it through your day feeling rested lately? Did you know that sleep disorders you may not even be aware of might be to blame? If you’re interested in learning more about how we might be able to improve your sleep (and daily energy), it’s time to come in for a consultation.
You can read and read and read but it can still be difficult to figure out whether you’re a likely sleep apnea sufferer or if you’ve just somehow convinced yourself that you should call us to schedule a visit. Since you might be hesitating based on the simple fact that you’re not sure what to do, we are happy to help you with a quick combination of steps to take to determine how to best proceed. Should you set up a visit with us? Is it time to consider other possibilities that might be affecting your sleep and daily life? We can make this easy for you.
Have you been wondering if you would receive a positive diagnosis for sleep apnea if you were to begin investigating the problem further? Are you unsure, however, how to go about finding out for certain if you require sleep apnea treatment or if, in fact, something else is disrupting your sleep at night? We know this can be a little bit confusing if sleep disorders are new territory for you. Try your hand at our quick quiz for assistance.
When a patient suffers from sleep apnea, the result is a sensation of mounting fatigue. However, while you might think, “Oh, I’m just feeling very tired lately,” you may be overlooking the fact that your personality is changing in the process. Is this a permanent shift, you might wonder? Not exactly. Unfortunately, when you’re deprived of sleep, it affects your daily actions, ability to communicate, ability to think clearly, and more. This will transfer into your personality until you do something about it (like come to our practice for treatment!). For now, learn more about how you may project a different persona as a result of disrupted sleep.
Are you suffering from sleep apnea and have recently begun to wonder if your headaches are related? Perhaps you have not yet received a diagnosis for this sleep disorder but all signs are suggesting it’s something that you require treatment for ASAP. For a definitive diagnosis, we encourage to come in to learn whether you’re dealing with sleep apnea headaches. For answers for your immediate questions, we are happy to help with a quick FAQs session.
You might not realize that something you deal with on a fairly consistent basis is actually making matters worse for your sleep apnea. You put in the work, you receive sleep apnea treatment, you do what you’re supposed to do, but for some reason, you’re still having problems. Guess what? It could have a little something to do with your allergies. So, what to do? Treat them? Hope for the best? We can help answer related questions with our quiz.
We’ve often discussed our treatment options for sleep apnea, which can include a CPAP machine, an oral appliance, or a combination of the two. However, we may also suggest that patients improve their sleeping habits to help reduce apneic episodes. What changes should you make to your sleep routine?
Obstructive sleep apnea can impact as many as 12 million people in the United States. But what causes sleep apnea to develop? How does this impact your health and ability to sleep? Understanding the factors behind OSA can help you make changes in your life to sleep better, or to know when you should see the dentist to discuss treatment options.
Without treatment, sleep apnea can lead to a greater risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. Often, we recommend a continuous positive airway pressure machine, or CPAP, to treat the issue. How does a CPAP machine work?
Obstructive sleep apnea does more than just deprive of us sleep, the disorder also increases the risk of serious health complications. Often, we can treat OSA with an oral splint. How does an oral appliance treat sleep apnea?