Posts Categorized: Snoring/Sleep Apnea

What Separates Sleep Apnea From Snoring?

How should you go about distinguishing snoring from sleep apnea? This can be a confusing issue for some people, as sleep apnea does cause sufferers to snore. However, while snoring can be aggravating to your partner, sleep apnea poses real health threats, and should not be taken lightly. When you struggle with sleep apnea, you… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Address Sleep Apnea

Do you feel like you barely slept, even when you enjoyed a full night’s rest? Has your partner brought up the issue of your snoring during the night? These are signs that you could be dealing with sleep apnea, a condition that deserves professional attention. Without treatment, sleep apnea will continue to rob you of… Read more »

Are You Always Exhausted? Well, You Shouldn’t Be…Installment 2

It is natural to experience some tiredness at different times of the day. Our natural circadian rhythm plays a large role in that, particularly that sluggish, groggy feeling you get in the late morning and again in the late afternoon. However, if you are always feeling exhausted, chances are you are not getting enough REM… Read more »

Are You Always Exhausted? Well You Shouldn’t Be…Installment 1

Most people can tell the difference between a healthy tiredness from exercising, having a busy day with the kids, or even from a fun day at the beach, from an unhealthy exhaustion. If you are feeling an unhealthy exhaustion every day, yet feel as if you have been sleeping through the night, you may be… Read more »

What Snoring Has To Do With Sleep Apnea

Although snoring is commonly associated with sleep apnea, not everyone who snores has this disorder. The majority of the adult population snores at some point in their lives, and 25 percent snore habitually. However, if you are a habitual, or chronic snorer, and you snore loudly and excessively, you may be suffering from sleep apnea.

Are You Having A Tough Time Staying Awake?

If you are having a tough time staying awake at work, while you are driving, or watching TV, you may wonder what that has to do with dentistry. The fact is, you may be tired because you are suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that many dentists can help diagnose and… Read more »

Tips for Patients with Sleep Apnea

Sometimes, tips to stop snoring might include changing your position when you sleep, or wearing a nasal strip to try keep your sinuses open. But for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), such tips don’t always work. The good news is that your dentist can likely help you treat sleep apnea with a comfortable, custom-made… Read more »

Could Your Snoring Be Sleep Apnea?

Snoring itself is not a dangerous habit. On its own, it’s just a noise your throat makes while you’re sleeping because your airway has narrowed. When you relax during sleep, the muscles that normally hold up the back of your throat stop holding firm. In certain cases, this can lead to a collapse of the tissues during… Read more »

Are You Ready to Stop Snoring?

Snoring always looks so cute in cartoons, with a little feather or piece of paper fluttering by the animated sleeper’s face so daintily. From dry mouth to annoying your partner in the middle of the night, when snoring happens in real life, it becomes significantly less cute. When you’re ready to stop those night noises, you have some… Read more »

3 Reasons to Take Sleep Apnea Seriously

When you snore, you probably don’t know that you’re doing it until your sleeping partner tells you about it. Therefore, it might not seem like it can have much of an effect on any other part of your life. However, if your snoring means that you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, then there may be… Read more »