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Why You Shouldn’t Take Sleeping Pills for Sleep Apnea

May 13, 2021

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Older woman holding glass of water and sleeping pill

About 30 percent of adults will experience insomnia in one form or another during their lives. If it happens to you, you might be tempted to try over-the-counter sleeping pills as a simple solution. However, it should be noted that many cases of insomnia are a side effect of sleep apnea – and if that’s the case, taking sleeping pills is one of the absolute last things you want to do. If you suspect that you have sleep apnea in Denver, read on to learn why sleeping pills could actually end up making your nights even more restless.

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Adjusting to Life with an Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea

April 12, 2021

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Woman soundly sleeping with an oral appliance

Did you just get an oral appliance for sleep apnea? Congrats, you’re on your way toward better sleep for a better life. Best of all, you can enjoy effective sleep apnea treatment without relying on the traditional CPAP machine. However, it can take some time to adjust to your oral appliance. While it may seem like you’re having issues at first, allowing your body to adjust will mean the positive difference in your night’s sleep. That’s why your dentist has included some easy tips for getting used to your new sleep apnea treatment.

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5 Steps to Follow When Cleaning an Oral Appliance

March 26, 2021

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Oral appliance for sleep apnea on black background

Once you start wearing an oral sleep appliance in Denver and start remembering what a full night’s sleep really feels like, you’ll want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. To do that, you’ll need to make sure that you’re performing regular maintenance on your appliance. This doesn’t have to be a time-consuming, complicated process, though! The following 5 simple tips will go a long way towards keeping your oral appliance bacteria-free.

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Don’t Let Snoring and Sleep Apnea Ruin Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2021

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Collection of hearts with the message Happy Valentine’s Day

You probably have more than a few ideas of Valentine’s Day gifts you can give your partner – a box of chocolates, a romantic dinner, maybe even some wine. But if you want a gift that will help your relationship far into the future, then you might consider a lifestyle change in the form of no more snoring and sleep apnea. Loud, restless nights can lead to constant exhaustion and frustration, and that could seriously harm your relationship in the future. In this post, your sleep apnea dentist will detail a few important facts about sleep apnea and snoring that you should be aware of during Valentine’s Day.

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Is Sleep Apnea a Risk Factor for COVID-19?

January 22, 2021

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A young man with sleep apnea in Denver yawning.

While there are many risk factors associated with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, recent research conducted on the virus indicates that sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder that negatively impacts the quality of sleep, could also be a risk factor. For this reason, it’s more important than ever to stay proactive when it comes to your overall health. To learn more about the research and what you can do to confirm if you have sleep apnea in Denver, keep reading!

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Enjoy Silent Nights This Holiday Season By Fighting Sleep Apnea

December 3, 2020

woman struggling with sleep apnea during the holidays

The last several months of the year are probably busy enough for you as it is without having to deal with lost sleep. It is estimated that over 22 million Americans struggle with sleep apnea during the holidays that keeps them from getting enough rest each night. If you find yourself among those millions, your Denver doctor has some tips to share that can help you fight against the struggles of sleep apnea so that you can enjoy the holidays this year.

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Is Sleep Apnea Causing Your Anxiety?

November 3, 2020

Woman with anxiety and sleep apnea.Research shows at least 18 million Americans live with a disorder called obstructive sleep apnea; however, it’s believed as much as 4% of adults are undiagnosed. It can be difficult to detect because it causes symptoms while you’re sleeping, but there are often signs in other areas of your life as well. In fact, complications of sleep apnea can manifest in many forms, like anxiety. Believe it or not, there is a direct connection between anxiety and sleep apnea. Don’t worry, your sleep specialist can calm your uneasiness and help you sleep better using an effective treatment plan.

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Protect Your Baby! How Sleep Apnea Affects Pregnancy

October 23, 2020

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More than 75% of all mothers-to-be find that their sleep is interrupted more often than usual. This can be exhausting, of course, but it’s also completely normal and can be considered part of the pregnancy experience. However, if said interruptions are being caused by obstructive sleep apnea, it isn’t normal at all; on the contrary, it can be extremely dangerous for both the expectant mother and the unborn baby. Do you have reason to think that you might have sleep apnea during pregnancy? Read on to learn more about the risks as well as strategies for treating the problem so that you can get the rest you need for a healthy delivery.

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How CPAP Machines Can Help COVID-19 Treatment

September 25, 2020

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If you have sleep apnea, you might use a CPAP machine to keep your upper airway open. It delivers a steady stream of air pressure through a mask worn over the nose to stop the soft tissues in the back of your throat from collapsing. This prevents an obstruction that can cause frequent pauses in breathing while you’re sleeping. Did you know a CPAP can be used for other purposes as well? Recently, the machines have played an influential role in treating patients with COVID-19.

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Think You Have Sleep Apnea? A Sleep Diary Can Help

August 29, 2020

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If you’re tired all the time and/or waking up in the middle of the night, every night, you might be feeling at a loss. Keeping a sleep diary is a great way to figure out if you’re actually getting the rest you need. For many, this simple practice can point toward patterns that indicate a serious sleep disorder, like sleep apnea. Keeping one can also be a big help for your doctor in determining if you need treatment. If you aren’t familiar with sleep diaries or how to create one and you fear that you might have sleep apnea in Downtown Denver, keep reading!

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