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Does Sleep Apnea Ever Go Away on Its Own?

August 5, 2022

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Woman struggling to get a good night’s rest because of sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common types of sleep apnea and is characterized by blockage in your airway while you’re asleep. When it happens, your body is forced to wake up and normalize your breathing pattern, causing you to miss out on much-needed sleep! That said, this condition is quite serious and can lead to some severe health complications if left untreated. But does it ever simply go away on its own? Here’s more about sleep apnea and what can cause the condition, whether or not it can go away on its own, and what you can do to improve your symptoms.

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What You Need to Know About an At-Home Sleep Apnea Test

August 4, 2022

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Woman sleeping while undergoing an at-home sleep apnea test.

Sleep apnea is an epidemic! Every night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of sleep because of the condition—and even worse, many more cases go completely undiagnosed! But before you can receive a diagnosis and receive sleep apnea therapy, you might have to undergo an at-home sleep apnea test. Here’s what you can expect throughout this process and some things you can do to prepare yourself for it.

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Can a Sleep Diary Help Diagnose Sleep Apnea?

July 29, 2022

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Empty notebook on tableAre you battling daily fatigue? Is your partner sleeping in another room because of your snoring? You may have sleep apnea, a condition that causes frequent pauses in breathing from an obstruction in the upper airway. It results from the soft tissues in the back of the mouth or tongue collapsing, which narrows the airway. Unfortunately, a bad night’s rest isn’t the only complication of the disorder. You can be at risk of life-threatening health issues without any treatment. Your physician will set up a sleep study to confirm the condition, but they may also ask you to start a diary. A sleep diary can be invaluable when creating a personalized plan to help you breathe better.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Summer Sleep

June 15, 2022

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Woman sleeping in bed

Like most people, you probably feel pumped up and excited for summer activities. There’ll be vacations, barbeques, festivals, and more! It’s enough to think that nothing about the season could ruin your mood. However, it would help if you kept in mind that summer can hurt sleep quality. Even if you’re living it up during these dog days, you might be tossing and turning at night. Therefore, your local sleep dentist is here to offer some advice. Read on to learn why this season can conflict with sleep and three ways to overcome the problem.

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Busting 4 Myths About Sleep Apnea

May 15, 2022

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Busting myths stamped on yellow envelopeAt least 22 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); however, 80% of cases aren’t diagnosed. Although up to 9% of adults have the sleep disorder, there’s a lot of misinformation about the condition, contributing to the number of undiagnosed cases. Don’t let common sleep apnea myths place you at risk of potentially deadly complications. Here are the facts you need about 4 OSA rumors.

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Answers to the Top 3 Questions About Sedation Dentistry

April 6, 2022

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sedation dentistry at dental clinic

If you’re like 13-24% of people worldwide, you may strongly fear dentists. Such dental anxiety can be a serious problem, especially if it makes treatment really stressful. Some sufferers even forego dental care just to avoid dealing with it.

Fortunately, dental sedation can help you finally relax and get the care you need without stress. To find out how, read the below answers to three frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry.

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