Category: Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Can Harm Your Health

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Most of us snore from time to time. It can occur when we are particularly tired, or fall asleep in an unusual position with our mouths open. However, if snoring is persistent — and especially loud — Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) might be the culprit. Perhaps surprisingly, OSA and oral health are connected, and your… Read more »

When Daytime Fatigue Is Caused By Nighttime Concerns

For most individuals, the biggest threat to the quality of their smiles includes the harm brought on by oral bacteria, including decay, infection, and loss. For a number of others, however, this example falls short in comparison to the effects of nighttime teeth grinding. In today’s blog, your Northwest IN dentist will take a look… Read more »

The Problems with Having Sleep Apnea

When some people snore, it isn’t loud or consistent enough to really be considered a problem. For many people, it can happen if they fall asleep especially tired, or sleep in an odd position that causes their airway to become obstructed. However, when snoring is a constant and consistent thing, then it may be a… Read more »

What Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Improve for You

When you address any concern with your oral or overall health, the greatest benefit is removing any threat that the condition may pose to your systemic wellbeing. In the case of sleep apnea, the potential threats are a lot more significant than many people realize, and treating your sleep disorder effectively can help improve several… Read more »

Can Chronic Headaches Be a Sign of a Sleep Disorder?

When you have a headache that keeps coming back, and perhaps even becomes a migraine sometimes, finding a solution to stop may not be simple. A headache can mean a lot of different things, and even when it’s related to your oral health, the specific factors behind it can differ greatly. Obstructive sleep apnea, a… Read more »

Trouble Sleeping? Try These Tips

Getting enough deep, restful sleep every night is essential to your overall wellbeing. For some patients, this is why certain oral health treatments (such as bruxism or TMJ appliances) are designed to help alleviate nighttime discomforts. However, some things can impact your sleep quality in different ways, from having your circadian rhythm thrown off-balance to… Read more »

A Crash Course in Dealing with Sleep Apnea

Not every treatment that your dentist can design for you has to deal with your smile. In fact, many dental health treatments and services are designed to address more profound aspects of your bite function and oral structures. For example, obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a common sleep breathing disorder that often originates with… Read more »

A Snoring Solution To Help You Sleep Well

Obstructive sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans every night while they sleep. This disorder causes chronic snoring and interrupts breathing multiple times. It can often go unnoticed unless you have a loved one who tells you that it is happening. And if left untreated, it may lead to other health concerns, such as… Read more »

Ten Facts About Sleep Apnea

Ongoing research in the dental field has brought to light useful information regarding our health. For instance, the oral-systemic connection indicating that our dental health, particularly bacteria from unhealthy gingival tissue, can affect our whole body. In addition, we’ve learned that our dentist can treat sleep apnea; something that at one time seemed unassociated with… Read more »