Category: Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Some of the Stranger Symptoms of Sleep Apnea Explained

You have likely heard that sufferers of sleep apnea tend to become labeled as loud snorers. You may also know that patients who experience this sleep disorder wake up several times a night, gasping for air. However, have you ever wondered about the not-so-obvious symptoms of sleep apnea and why they occur? We encourage you… Read more »

Social Side Effects of Sleep Apnea

You may recognize the physical significance of losing sleep as a result of sleep apnea. This is the condition that occurs when your throat muscles collapse during sleep, cutting off your airways. You will wake with a start, gasp for air, and fall asleep again – this event is often over so quickly that patients… Read more »

Sleep Studies Part 1: Polysomnograms

Perhaps you know somebody who has participated in a sleep study. Sleep studies have become very common due to the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and as many as 80 percent of cases go undiagnosed. Today your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart begins a three part series on sleep… Read more »

What You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

It may not be common knowledge, but did you know your dentist can treat sleep apnea? Sleep apnea may not seem associated with dentistry but it is often caused by an oral health condition. Sleep apnea has several symptoms and side effects that can affect your quality of life. In today’s blog your Livonia, MI… Read more »