The Serious Consequences of Not Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Denver

Did you know that an estimated 1 out of every 4 adults in the U.S. has sleep apnea? The most well-known symptoms are snoring and restless nights, but, unfortunately, there are far more serious consequences. In fact, some doctors estimate that sleep apnea triples a person’s risk of death. Oftentimes, people who aren’t overweight or […]

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Sleep Well This Summer Tackling Your Sleep Apnea

With summer knocking on your door, everyone is getting ready to enjoy the summer sun as much as possible. Some may prepare for summer by buying the right food for the barbeque, other may be visiting the gym more often to get their bodies ready for the beach, but either way, summer is known for […]

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Is Snoring Hurting Your Relationship?

Loud snoring is a common issue that leads to problems between bed partners, often sending the hapless offender out of the room to spend the remainder of the night on the couch. Couples frequently argue over snoring and both parties typically get less restful sleep after all is said and done. Is snoring causing a […]

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How Much Sleep Do You Need Each Night?

What does it take to be at your best during the day? It takes, among other things, a good night’s rest. Many of us are not getting the rest we need, however. In our hectic world, long hours at work or family commitments can keep you awake for longer than you should be. In today’s […]

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Tips for a Good Night’s Rest

We spend a lot time on our blog talking about sleep apnea and snoring and how they’re treated. But not everyone who has trouble sleeping at night struggles with sleep apnea or snoring. Some patients could simply benefit from following a few of these tips for getting a better night’s rest. First, pay attention to […]

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What Are the Health Risks Associated with Sleep Apnea?

It’s never a good idea to let a health problem go untreated. Not only will it make the specific problem itself worse, it can lead to new health issues or exacerbate pre-existing ones. That’s equally true of a condition like sleep apnea as it is of other kinds of problems. When this common but under-diagnosed […]

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The Future of Sleep Apnea Therapy Could Be Very Different, But Until Then…

In our last post, we listed some of the common problems faced by patients who use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to treat sleep apnea. Some of those reasons included dry mouth, congestion, and feelings of claustrophobia. Because of these and other reasons, only 46-83% of patients using CPAP actually wear their mask, according to […]

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10 Reasons to Consider Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy is rapidly replacing CPAP as the primary way sleep apnea is treated. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure and uses a machine to pump air to your lungs while you’re asleep. For many patients, treatment with CPAP has been effective, but that’s not the case for everyone who tries it. Below […]

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What Causes Snoring?

One of the most common sleep problems that people can face is snoring. It’s not uncommon for family members to tease each other about another’s snoring, but sometimes it’s no laughing matter. Not only can relationships be strained by severe snoring, it can also be a sign of a larger problem—sleep apnea. Thankfully, the causes […]

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The Effects of Sleep Apnea

In our previous post, we talked about what sleep apnea is and what often causes it. Today, we’d like to focus our attention on how untreated sleep apnea can affect your everyday life and your relationship with a partner. After all, sleep apnea isn’t just a slight inconvenience—it can have a serious impact on a patient’s health and quality of life. […]

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