Category: Sleep Apnea

Do You Have Questions About Sleep Apnea?

If you constantly feel exhausted despite sleeping the night before you may be one of the over ten million people who suffer from a serious sleep disorder. Known as obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, this issue can leave people seriously sleep deprived. How do you treat OSA? Do you have questions about sleep apnea?

Do You Know Why We Snore?

Snoring is a common occurrence. It is estimated that close to half the population of adults sometimes snores and a quarter are chronic snorers. Snoring becomes more frequent with age. More men than women snore. And being overweight contributes to snoring. Snoring is like bruxing (the chronic habit of grinding and clenching your teeth). You… Read more »

Does Snoring Mean You Have Sleep Apnea?

Are you being nudged, shaken, or elbowed during the night from your sleep partner because of your snoring? It is estimated that 90 million Americans snore, so there is a good chance you may be getting nudged. If so, both you and your partner are losing sleep and it can be frustrating. People don’t want… Read more »

Do You Have Any Of These Symptoms?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that many people are unaware they have because it happens while they are sleeping. In most cases, someone who has seen and heard them sleep brings it to their attention. However, you can have daytime symptoms that can indicate a sleep disorder. Do you know what to look for?… Read more »

Quiz: What is Sleep Apnea?

Do you often feel exhausted during the day, even though you feel like you had plenty of sleep? Well, you may not have rested as well as you think. Over ten million people report similar daytime drowsiness as a result of obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. What is sleep apnea? By understanding this common and… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Refresher Course

Some patients may have come to understand the many negative side effects of sleep apnea but still feel unsure of exactly how to define this problem. First, we encourage all patients to become familiar with the basics of this sleep disorder. By understanding the underlying cause and effect, the details surrounding the symptoms and the appropriate… Read more »

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 »

Daytime Sleepiness and Automobile Accidents

One of the most common activities most of us do every day is to drive. If you have a job, you most likely drive. If you go to school, and you’re older than 16, you probably drive. Unless you live in a big city where public transportation is the norm, you may be driving hours… 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 »