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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What Is Sleep Apnea?

Do you routinely feel tired during the day, even after going to bed early the night before? Have others noticed that you seem stressed or moody? All three of these are signs that you may be struggling with interrupted sleep as a result of sleep apnea. Patients with this underdiagnosed condition stop breathing for 10 or […]

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Learn More about Cosmetic Dentistry with Dr. Gary Radz

Every day, all around the world, dentists are changing the lives of their patients with cosmetic dentistry. And among all the cosmetic services used by dentists, porcelain veneers are one of the most popular. With porcelain veneers, doctors have a way of improving the appearance of a patient’s front teeth, helping them overcome problems like staining, […]

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Why Do Dentists Treat Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a medical condition that affects a wide range of people at some point in their lives. The risks of sleep apnea include things as seemingly inconsequential as snoring and major health threats such as tumor growth and increased cancer rates. Many people are surprised, therefore, to learn that dentists are the professionals […]

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