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Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Many people treat snoring as a joke or something they feel embarrassed about. But loud snoring—especially when accompanied by daytime fatigue—may be a sign of sleep apnea, a common disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts as you sleep. Sleep apnea can leave you feeling exhausted during the day, affect your mood […]

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Dentists Attack Sleep Apnea

Dentists can do a lot more than give their patients healthy smiles these days. They can also help them get a healthy night’s sleep. Dentists are becoming leaders in the fight to combat sleep apnea, an under-diagnosed disorder that can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and strokes. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine […]

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Sleep Loss Due to Snoring

Sleep Loss Due to Snoring Sleep disorders don’t just affect marriages, they harm the quality of a good night’s rest and can cause some serious health risks. Now some dentists are playing a key role in the treatment of certain sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep apnea, according to a report in the July/August 2001 […]

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A Dentist’s Role in Sleep Apnea

A good night’s sleep has the power to restore the body and enliven the mind. For the 18 million Americans who experience symptoms of sleep apnea, a good night’s sleep also has the power to save their lives. Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious, life-threatening disorder that is characterized as a series of episodes in […]

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Having a Dentist Treating Sleep Problems

If you suffer from teeth grinding or sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, teeth grinding or snoring, your doctor may suggest the use of an oral device to counter or ease the symptoms. It’s important to find a dentist who understands the use of oral appliance therapy because the key to their effectiveness is […]

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Sleep Apnea: Oral Devices

Oral devices (also called oral appliances) are sometimes used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). They push the tongue and jaw forward, which makes the airway larger and improves airflow. This also reduces the chance that tissue will collapse and narrow the airway when you breathe in. Examples include a mandibular repositioning device (MRD) […]

By |December 19th, 2016|news|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea: Oral Devices

What Is Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep Dentistry Have you heard of sleep dentistry? No, it’s not napping during a cleaning. Sleep dentistry is what dentists do to help people with sleep problems. Since the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s founding 15 years ago, doctors, sleep specialists, and dentists have worked together more and more, mostly on easing sleep apnea […]

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Sleep Apnea Explained

Sleep Apnea Explained When you have this condition, your breath can become very shallow or you may even stop breathing — briefly — while you sleep. It can happen many times a night in some people. Obstructive sleep apnea happens when something partly or completely blocks your upper airway during shut-eye. That makes your diaphragm […]

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What is Sleep Apnea?

 
Snoring isn’t something that most of us worry about. But loud snoring—especially when it’s accompanied by daytime fatigue—may be a sign of sleep apnea, a common and potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts as you sleep. Untreated sleep apnea can be dangerous and detrimental to your health, so it’s important […]

By |August 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is Sleep Apnea?

Adults and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 
With obstructive sleep apnea your breathing pauses while you are asleep because your airway has become narrowed or partly blocked.

Causes
When you sleep, all of the muscles in your body become more relaxed. This includes the muscles that help keep your throat open so air can flow into your lungs.

Normally, your throat remains open enough […]

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