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 »
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Livonia Dentist Suggests Exercises to Improve Sleep Apnea Symptoms
For patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (or OSA), sleep is more of a luxury than a daily occurrence. To combat symptoms, one could alter dietary choices, lose weight, and even become a side sleeper. However, few people know that specific exercises can improve sleep apnea symptoms. In fact, those exercises can widen and… Read more »
A New Year’s Resolution to Sleep Better
I am Dr. James Stewart, and I am here to tell you that you can start off the new year getting the good night’s sleep that you (and your spouse) have been missing because of your snoring. The truth is, your snoring habit may be much more serious than you thought.
You may have sleep apnea, a medical sleep disorder often accompanied by snoring. I treat obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when soft tissues in the throat or mouth block free airflow while a person sleeps. The body cannot take in sufficient oxygen when this happens, and breathing stops for 10 seconds or longer until the brain wakes the body to reinitiate normal breathing. This can happen multiple times during a sleep session and interrupts the deep REM sleep required to refuel the body.