Do You Need A Sleep Assessment?

If you suffer from frequent exhaustion and other signs of obstructive sleep apnea, (OSA) then you may need treatment. Otherwise, the quality of your life, and your overall health, can continue to suffer. To help decide if you need to see our team, you should consider taking a sleep assessment. From there, you can assess your risk before seeing a professional about possible solutions.


What Symptoms Should I Be Aware Of?

While we know that millions of people suffer from sleep apnea, there are many that have no idea they have a sleep disorder. They just assume their daytime exhaustion or chronic snoring is just a natural part of life. Instead of seeking treatment, their quality of life just continues to erode. Understanding the possible warning signs of this disorder, and seeking treatment, is essential for maintaining good overall health.


Why Do We Develop Sleep Apnea?

If you have trouble sleeping and frequently feel exhausted during the day, you could be one of the millions who suffer from sleep apnea. Why do we develop sleep apnea? Understanding the factors behind this common disorder can help you and your doctor find the right treatment option. Otherwise, this common sleep disorder could lead to major complications for your overall health and quality of life.


5 Impacts Of Sleep Apnea

Last week we looked at how poor sleep can lead to problems with our dental health. Today, we’re going to take this a step further and look at five more impacts of sleep apnea (OSA). In addition to your oral health, the cessation of breathing and episodes of waking up frequently due to OSA can lead to a number of very serious complications unless treated in a timely manner.


Lack of Sleep Affects Your Dental Health

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…)