If you wake up tired or with a headache every day—or are a known snorer—you could be experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea happens when you stop breathing for short periods while asleep. Your body eventually jolts you awake so that you can start breathing normally again. You...
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is one of the three types of sleep apnea that affect over 18 million Americans. During OSA, you stop breathing due to an obstructed airway. This wakes your body up, often gasping for air, before you fall back asleep and the process begins all over...
You know smoking isn’t good for your health for a variety of reasons: it’s known to cause certain types of cancer, it can lead to heart disease, erectile dysfunction, and diabetes. But did you know that sleep apnea is also linked to smoking? Smokers are three times as likely...
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the individual will actually stop breathing for periods of seconds to minutes during the night. This could happen hundreds of times during the course of a night. While sleep apnea has certain symptoms, many people who have sleep apnea go undiagnosed. If...
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea. When you have obstructive sleep apnea, their airway is partially or completely blocked while they’re sleeping. Since the body receives reduced oxygen to the brain with OSA, you’re usually forced awake in order to breathe properly. After...
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that can affect people of all ages. It’s most common among middle-aged men, but anyone, including infants, can have the disorder. During OSA, the airway collapses and produces pauses in breathing that can last for a minute or longer. People will wake up gasping...
There are many oral diseases that can affect both your mouth and body, some of which aren’t noticeable until it’s too late. This is why it’s essential to visit your dentist for checkups to get screened regularly for any problems. Here are just a few of the diseases people experience and why...
As more of us are learning that we may suffer from breathing disorders that can lead to sleep apnea, research is showing us that there is a relationship between breathing disorders that can lead to sleep disorders and malocclusion, referred to as bite disorder. We are learning that...
Sleep apnea is a debilitating sleep disorder in which a person actually stops breathing at numerous points throughout the night. Usually, a person isn’t aware that they wake up gasping for breath after these episodes. A spouse or partner is typically the one to alert them of the instances. Although dentists cannot provide...
Sleep-Disordered breathing (SDB) is a term that refers to several different sleep disorders, all of which are characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common SDB conditions. These disorders often have serious side effects and should be diagnosed by a...