You have likely heard that you should be focusing on two major categories when it comes to addressing your sleep disorder. First, you should be considering lifestyle decisions and ensuring the choices you make throughout your life are protecting you, so you may sleep throughout the night. These are things that can take place during the day or the night! Next, you should also be relying on sleep apnea treatment that you receive from our practice. Why not break down the details by day … and night … for an easier approach? Remember, if you ever have any questions, we are here to answer them.
You know that smoking isn’t necessarily a good thing for your body. You know that it can cause problems for your oral health, your lung health, and more. However, did you know that it can even interrupt your sleep health which, in turn, can guide you straight toward a whole host of serious problems for your body? Let’s spend a bit of time covering what this means, so you can focus on figuring out how to achieve sleep apnea treatment both through smart choices and care with our practice.
There are a lot of considerations that come into play when possible obstructive sleep apnea is on the table. You wonder about treatment. You wonder why it’s happening to you. You ask yourself if there’s something you should change to make things better. Then, there are questions related to time, which we receive quite frequently. Let’s start here, so you gain an introductory look into the foundational details of this disorder. With the basic understanding in place, you can then easily move onto plans for treatment and more!
Sleep disorders affect millions of people of all ages, and millions more have trouble sleeping for a wide variety of other reasons. To try and improve the quality of their sleep, many people turn to medicinal sleep aids, which may help in some cases, but in others, can have a number of different side effects. Often, the side effects occur without actually helping you sleep better. Instead, we offer a few tips that may help you sleep better without medication. If they don’t work, then you may want to schedule a visit to find out if you’re suffering from a sleep disorder and require a custom-designed sleep appliance. (more…)
If you have been doing any studying up on sleep apnea, then you may know there’s a long list of symptoms that may affect you. For some, it’s just a matter of feeling sleepy throughout the day. For others, very frustrating side effects that can affect your daily life may occur, including headaches. When you wake with pain, you may immediately reach for pain relievers to alleviate the discomfort. While this works as a short-term solution, we strongly suggest you remember that it’s not enough.
Have you seen us for sleep apnea treatment? Have you been extremely consistent with your habits or might you admit that your weekends have been throwing things off just a bit? It’s very easy to be quite serious about wearing your oral appliance throughout the week and to keep a steady schedule only to throw caution to the wind during the weekend, as your hard work takes a bit of a nosedive. Let’s talk about how your weekends may, in fact, be ruining your sleep treatment! As a result, you’ll have a better view of changes you can make to ensure the results you need for improvement.
It’s one thing to simply deal with feeling tired due to sleep apnea. This can cause you some frustration and get in the way of daily life but it doesn’t seem very threatening. Unfortunately, if you think that a bit of fatigue is all that comes from this sleep disorder, think again! Among other serious issues that affect your body’s health is high blood pressure that develops as a result of your sleep problem. Why is this such a big deal, you wonder? Let’s talk risks!
You may associate snoring with your nose, which is why you may have rushed out to purchase snoring nose strips to fix your sleep disorder. Unfortunately, this likely did not solve your concern, which leave you curious about why your efforts are not quite paying off. It’s important to recognize that while all of your upper airways come into play to a certain degree, it’s actually not your nose that’s causing all of that racket! Find out more, so you’re closer to a solution (and so you better understand what’s happening with your sleep).
If you’re tired on a daily basis but you feel like you’re missing some puzzle pieces, you can take two primary directions. First, you can become extremely frustrated and allow the problem to continue, which is bad news for your ability to walk through daily life in comfort. Second, you can follow our suggestions for things to try that will most likely lead you down a quick path toward a solution for your sleep disorder. Which will you choose?
What’s your concern? Have you been dealing with sleep apnea and you thought that if you made every lifestyle change that was recommended that you would solve the problem but it’s still affecting you? Perhaps you are a snorer and you’ve made changes to your habits, you’ve tried everything you can find as a remedy, but nothing is working. Now what do you do, you may wonder? Fortunately, all it takes is allowing us to help you with your sleep disorder.