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Posts Tagged ‘ Sleep apnea ’

How Does CPAP Work?

You have probably heard of a CPAP machine before. Maybe a friend or family uses one, or you use one yourself. What is this machine and how does it work? CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. This is a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): a disorder where a person experiences episodes of cessation […]


How do you diagnose sleep apnea?

You have probably heard of a condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Worldwide over 100 million individuals suffer from it. This occurs when the airway collapses at nighttime and the individual stops breathing. This puts stress on the heart and body and can increase risk for heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and shortened life […]


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Are allergies causing you to snore?

Spring is here, and as nature springs to life again you may start to notice those familiar signs that those annoying allergies are coming back. As if allergies aren’t bad enough to deal with during the day, they may also be causing you problems as you sleep, such as snoring and the even more serious […]



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Are Teeth Grinding and Snoring Related?

Many patients who have sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) also have teeth grinding issues and TMJ issues.  SDB can range from frequent loud snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). They frequently report that they wear a mouth guard made by their dentist to reduce damage to their teeth. Why is managing snoring and sleep apnea critical to […]


Can Sleep Apnea Cause Mental Health Issues?

It is well established that obstructive sleep apnea can create many medical issues. It has been associated with a higher incidence of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and obesity. Less well understood is the correlation between obstructive sleep apnea and mental health issues. Compared with patients not diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, a […]


Does Sleep Apnea Make Me Gain Weight?

For a long time, we have known that there was a correlation between sleep apnea and weight gain. Patients with sleep apnea tend to have “centripetal” weight gain meaning weight gain in the face, neck, and belly.It was believed that weight gain caused the sleep apnea and the patients were told to lose weight to […]



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Sleep ENT Doctors and Sleep Dentist Often Work Together to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

What is the difference between snoring and Sleep Apnea First off, let’s define snoring and sleep apnea. Snoring is resistance to airflow through the upper airway creating vibration and noise production. Sleep apnea is the same condition except for the resistance to airflow is intermittently severe enough to create cessation of airflow (apnea).  The obstructive […]



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