PTSD and Sleep Apnea: What You Need to Know

Post-traumatic stress disorder can be one of the most crippling mental illnesses. It occurs as a result of a traumatic event: abuse, violence, a near-death experience, and other forms of mental and/or physical trauma. Symptoms vary, but common manifestations include: Unwanted, intrusive flashbacks Hypervigilance and aggression Depression and emotional numbness … Read More

Oral Sleep Appliances vs. CPAP Machines

If you find yourself snoring excessively, always waking up tired, or waking up with a dry mouth, you may have obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder where a physical obstruction in your airway causes you to temporarily stop breathing during sleep, interrupting your normal sleep cycle. Obstructive … Read More

How Stress Aggravates Sleep Apnea

The last year has been a stressful one. We’re all still feeling the rippling impacts of COVID-19 on our lives. There’s no doubt most people are stressed out these days, but few stop to consider the long-term implications that stress has on their health. The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and … Read More

Sleep Apnea and Mental Health

Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Your body needs sleep to repair itself and give you energy. Naturally, interrupting sleep can have very serious health consequences! If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, your body’s natural sleep cycle is interrupted multiple times each … Read More

Your Sleep Cycle and Sleep Apnea

The sleeping world is a strange and mysterious place, an altered state of consciousness. It almost feels like magic, how sleep resets your body and restores your energy. Normal sleep patterns follow a distinct cycle with identifiable phases. When you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, your sleep cycle is interrupted … Read More

Health Problems Associated With Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is bothersome enough on its own. Snoring can disturb your partner, you often wake up tired, and it generally lessens your quality of life. But even if you can avoid or accept these inconveniences, it’s important to understand that obstructive sleep apnea paves the way … Read More

The Long-Term Effects of Sleep Apnea

You wake up in the morning to sun pouring in your windows. You open your eyes, stretch, and take a deep breath: you’re starting the day refreshed and ready. It’s a feeling we all love, and for people with sleep apnea, it’s also an evasive one. But sleep apnea causes … Read More

Understanding Sleep Study Results

In order for our dental sleep apnea team to treat you, you’ll need to take the first important step in the process – having a formal sleep study. A sleep study can be done at home and monitors your sleep in real time, checking for a healthy cycle and sleep … Read More