Category: Sleep Apnea

Can I Use an Oral Appliance with CPAP?

Obstructive sleep apnea – a condition marked by loud snoring and repeated cessation of breathing while you sleep – can be treated in several different ways. The most common treatments are with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine and a custom-designed oral appliance from a dental health specialist. While each treatment offers a number… Read more »

Blood Pressure And Dental Care?

Are you someone struggling with high blood pressure? Do you know what is causing this particular concern? Have you done anything about it? First things first, it is extremely important to address hypertension because it increases your chance of experiencing more severe health problems like stroke or problems with your heart. When it comes to… Read more »

Is It Stress? Or Sleep Apnea?

We are just approaching April, which means many things. In the world of dental care, one thing it brings to mind is the fact that April is Stress Awareness Month. Surprised that we would be thinking about stress, since it doesn’t seem to have much to do with your oral health? As a matter of… Read more »

When Headaches are Dental Related

When your tooth hurts, it’s called a toothache, and as such, it’s most likely a dental issue. When your head hurts, it’s called a headache, but unlike a toothache, its origin isn’t always obvious. Headaches and migraines are among the most common forms of discomfort, and can indicate excessive stress and anxiety, a pinched nerve,… Read more »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Be Treated

According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million American adults have obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. The cause of this condition is the brief and repeated interruption of your breathing while you sleep. Muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep over-relaxed or large oral tissues from collapsing into your airway,… Read more »

Discussing Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

The US National Library of Medicine mentions in an article that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common problem affecting 24% of middle-aged males and 9% of middle-aged females. Among these adults, snoring is a common trait. The prevalence of snoring could indicate the presence of obstructive sleep apnea, and a trained professional like Dr…. Read more »

Why You Should be Aware of Sleep Apnea Risks

If you experience daytime fatigue, chronic headaches when you wake in the morning, difficulty concentrating, and other symptoms of sleep deprivation, you might suffer from sleep apnea. If you sleep with a partner who’s constantly disturbed by your loud, erratic snoring, then the likelihood is even higher. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, describes a sleep… Read more »

Sleep Well, Protect Your Heart

February is American Heart Month, when more-than-usual attention is drawn to the brevity and prevalence of cardiovascular issues, and the lifestyle choices that affect your risks for heart disease. The many issues that influence your heart health include your diet and level of exercise, but also your quality of sleep, which might be drastically affected… Read more »

The Inverse Relationship Between Snoring & Sleep

In mathematics, an inverse relationship describes a situation where one variable increase as the other decreases. Snoring and sleep share a similar relationship; the more you snore, the less likely you and your partner will sleep soundly through the night. The sound can keep your partner awake, and snoring may indicate a disorder that deprives… Read more »

The Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep

Many people don’t realize how precious sleep is until they’re deprived of it. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that affects approximately 18 million Americans, can deprive you of quality sleep even while you remain unconscious and unaware of your condition. As a Livonia dentist with years of experience in obstructive sleep apnea medicine,… Read more »