Can Type 2 Diabetes Affect Sleep Apnea?

December 28, 2023

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Man checking blood sugar levelType 2 diabetes and sleep apnea go hand in hand. Although anyone can develop sleep apnea, obesity is a common contributor. You also have an increased risk of diabetes if you’re overweight. New research has found that diabetes can affect sleep apnea. Fatigue isn’t the only concern of the sleep disorder. It can have potentially life-threatening complications. Here’s what you need to know to sleep peacefully and protect your overall wellness.

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How Can the Temperature of Your Room Affect Your Sleep Apnea?

November 17, 2023

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Bearded man with sleep apnea sleeping in bed

If you have sleep apnea, it’s important to take whatever steps you can to keep the disorder under control so that you can enjoy a good night’s slumber again. In addition to talking to your sleep dentist to see what treatments are available, you should also take the time to think about changes you can make at home to improve the quality of your rest – which can potentially mean making sure the temperature in your bedroom is just right. Here’s a quick look at the impact temperature can have on sleep apnea.

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What Factors Can Make Sleep Apnea Worse?

October 20, 2023

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Woman with sleep apnea snoring in bed

Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea? If so, it’s important to take whatever steps you can to get the issue under control before it can lead to life-threatening problems. One thing you definitely need to do is identify any variables that could make your sleep disorder even more severe. Your sleep dentist is here to help by explaining 5 factors that can potentially worsen your sleep apnea.

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Chronic Migraines? It Might Be Time to Check For TMD

September 15, 2023

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A woman holding her jaw as she suffers from a TMD-induced migraine

Migraines can be a truly debilitating experience, especially if you have them over and over throughout the month. If you suffer from chronic migraines, you’ve probably scoured the internet to find relief. But have you ever considered that your headaches might be linked to a condition called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)?

Continue reading to explore this potential connection and how addressing TMD might help alleviate your migraines.

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Could Sleep Apnea Treatment Help You Live Longer?

August 9, 2023

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Happy senior couple riding bicycles

Many people dismiss obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as nothing more than an annoyance because it causes snoring and tiredness. However, that thinking is woefully inaccurate. Not only can this condition have devastating consequences for your daily quality of life, but it could also lead to an early death! How might it do that, and how could sleep apnea treatment help you live longer? Read this blog post to discover some important information.

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Stay Clean and Breathe Easy: Tips for Oral Appliance Maintenance

July 21, 2023

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A woman sitting up in bed showing off her oral appliance

According to the American Medical Association and Johns Hopkins Medicine, sleep apnea affects about 30 million people in the United States, but only 6 million are diagnosed with the condition that could lead to life-threatening consequences.

While many people choose to use a CPAP machine to help them sleep through the night, your sleep dentist can offer alternatives known as oral appliances.

These mouthguard-like devices push the bottom jaw slightly forward, allowing for better airflow while you’re asleep. They can be invaluable for treatment of the disorder. Read on to learn how to take care of your oral appliance so it can better serve your needs.

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Famous Faces Who Have Sleep Apnea

June 2, 2023

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a celebrity smiling at paparazzi

If you struggle to remain asleep at night, there’s a good chance you suffer from sleep apnea. But this condition doesn’t just inhibit your ability to rest; it can lead to potentially dangerous health complications if left untreated. With that in mind, it’s important to understand what sleep apnea is so that you can manage your symptoms and get back to bed, and sometimes knowing that you aren’t alone in your struggle can be encouraging. Keep reading to learn a little more about sleep apnea and how it’s treated, along with some examples of some of the famous faces who are subject to the condition themselves.

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How Can Your Dentist Treat TMJ Disorder with BOTOX?

May 10, 2023

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Dentist giving patient BOTOX injection

When the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which links the jawbone to the skull, sustains injury or excessive strain, it leads to a TMJ disorder, triggering persistent jaw pain and headaches. Thankfully, your dentist can offer several remedies to alleviate your discomfort. Frequently, they might propose teeth realignment or the use of an oral appliance. Alternatively, they might suggest BOTOX treatment in certain instances! Curious about the connection between BOTOX and TMJ therapy? Continue reading to uncover the details.

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Can Exercise Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

March 4, 2023

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Young woman exercising in living roomObstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes frequent pauses in breathing while sleeping. The soft tissues in the back of the mouth and throat collapse to block the upper airway. This results in frequent breathing disruptions that can have potentially deadly complications. Believe it or not, exercise can be a solution to prevent and manage sleep apnea. Here’s how taking a walk can improve your health and help you sleep better.

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Gift Your Partner Snore-Less Sleep

January 19, 2023

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Couple holding hands while sleepingQuality sleep is vital for your physical and mental health; however, if your partner snores, it can keep both of you tossing and turning at night. You don’t have to sleep in another room or struggle with daytime fatigue. You can give the gift of snore-less sleep and better health to your loved one with an oral appliance. Although everyone snores occasionally, chronic snoring can be a sign of an untreated sleep disorder that can increase your partner’s risk of many health concerns, including heart attacks and strokes. Here’s how an oral appliance can improve their health and quality of life, so you both can sleep peacefully.

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