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​How to Share a Room With Someone Who Snores

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Do you have a partner who snores? If so, you know how frustrating it can be to try and get a good night's sleep. Snoring is often the result of sleep apnea, which can be a severe medical condition. If your partner has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, there are treatments that can help reduce or eliminate snoring. Sleep Apnea and...
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Snoring in Kids and Sleep Apnea: What Parents Need to Know

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If you've ever heard your child snore, you may have wondered if it's anything to worry about. In most cases, childhood snoring is nothing to be concerned about. However, it can be a sign of a more serious condition called sleep apnea in some cases. What Is Sleep Apnea?  Sleep apnea is a condition that occurs when a person's breathing is interr...
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How Do I Know If I Snore?

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 Are you a light sleeper? Do you find yourself constantly waking up during the night? If so, you may be one of the millions of Americans who suffer from snoring. Snoring can make it challenging to get a good night's sleep and can also signify a more serious health problem, such as sleep apnea. If you're concerned that you may be snoring, there...
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How to Stop Snoring

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Does your partner complain that you snore at night? Are you constantly exhausted during the day? If you are a snorer, you know how frustrating it can be. Not only is it disruptive to your own sleep, but it can also be difficult for your partner. Fortunately, however, it is something that can be treated. Why Does Snoring Occur? Snoring is the sound ...
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An Osseo-Restoration Appliance Can Help Improve Your Sleep

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If you're one of the millions of people who suffer from sleep apnea, you know how disruptive it can be to your life. A treatment option growing in popularity is the use of Osseo-Restoration Appliances. These devices are custom-made to fit your mouth and help open up your airway while you sleep, improving your quality of sleep and reducing the numbe...
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How to Identify OSA

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"Apnea" comes from the Greek word apnea, which means "without breath." Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. These pauses can last for several seconds to minutes and may repeatedly occur throughout the night. There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. Obstructive sleep apnea i...
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When Does Sleep Apnea Become Dangerous?

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Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can negatively impact your overall health. If you are not getting quality sleep because of sleep apnea, you may be wondering when the condition is considered severe. When it comes to sleep apnea, there is a lot of confusion surrounding what constitutes a severe case. Many people believe that if they are ...
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The Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

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Do you or your partner snore at night? Are you constantly tired during the day? You may be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? OSA is a sleep disorder that affects an estimated millions of Americans, and it is severely underdiagnosed. It occurs when the airway becomes blocked, preventing air from enteri...
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Managing a Child With Sleep Apnea

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There are a ton of factors to consider when caring for and managing a child with sleep apnea. Not only is sleep apnea dangerous, but it can also cause unforeseen issues that parents lose track of in just trying to make sure their child is okay. From developmental side effects to behavioral changes, having a child that is struggling with sleep apnea...
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The One Way to Diagnose Sleep Apnea

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Waking up gasping for breath in the middle of the night is hardly anyone's idea of a sound night's sleep. Worse yet, if this does happen, it's not just once a night either. Maybe it's a partner or a child that you see struggling to breathe while they sleep. No matter the scenario, it's easy to feel powerless in these situations. Before you make you...
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5 Common Causes of Sleep Apnea

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Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a widespread disorder that affects tens of thousands of people in the US. When a person has obstructive sleep apnea, their airway narrows or closes during sleep, limiting or eliminating the ability to take in oxygen. This lack of oxygen can result in a faster start and stop of breathing and interrupted sleep duri...
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Benefits of CPAP and Its Maintenance

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CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machines are a wise investment in your overall health and well-being. You'll notice a difference in your day if you adhere to CPAP therapy. These are just a few of the ways that a CPAP can help you: Improved moodsSharper focusHealth Risk Prevention Improved Moods You are more likely to feel happier and ...
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What CPAP Machine Is Best for Me?

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Ensuring you have the correct CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine for treatment compliance could improve your overall sleep quality. With over 22 million people needing a CPAP machine, various options depend on personal desire and comfort. Knowing what is available can help you make the best decision for yourself! Read on to review s...
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Sleep Apnea in Winter

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Winter alters the body's physiology in ways that are difficult to adjust to unless you live somewhere where it is always cold. Whether you like winter or not, it will affect your respiratory system, especially if you suffer from sleep apnea. Cold temperatures can aggravate sleep apnea by exacerbating the disorder's underlying problems. Obstructive ...
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Fact or Fiction: Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is not only inconvenient to live with, but it also has a harmful influence on your physical and mental well-being. Sleep apnea misconceptions can be detrimental if they prevent people from obtaining treatment. It's time to bust some of the most popular sleep myths and promote good sleep habits! Myth: If you snore, you're most likely suf...
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The Dangers of Sleep Apnea in Children

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Symptoms of Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea in children, like sleep apnea in adults, can have various long-term severe repercussions. Because untreated sleep apnea causes a child's sleep to be frequently disrupted, it can have a wide range of consequences. These are some of them: Poor performance in academics: When a child is continuously exhausted from a ...
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Sleep Apnea Signs in Children

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Snoring is normal in children aged three and up during deep sleep stages; however, loud and frequent snoring that interferes with their sleep is uncommon. Here are three common sleep disorders in children: Obstructive Sleep Apnea OSA is a type of sleep apnea that develops when the airway becomes congested or blocked regularly. This results in a per...
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Sleep Apnea and Alternatives to the CPAP Machine

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According to Dr. Buck, sleep disorders are pretty common and do not find correlation and causation within dentistry and sleep disorders. Many of the factors that lead to sleep disorders are found within the dental-facial structure. Obstructive Sleep Apnea The most common form of a sleep disorder is obstructive sleep apnea, which affects over 18 mil...
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How a Sleep Diary Can Help Diagnose Sleep Apnea

How is your sleep quality? Do you wake up frequently during the night or feel tired throughout the day? If so, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes people to stop breathing for a few seconds while they are asleep. This can disrupt their sleep and lead to serious health problems. This blog post will discuss how a sleep diary can help diagnos...
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How to Get Through the Holidays with Sleep Apnea

The holidays are an incredible time to be with family and friends, but sleep apnea can make it difficult. Whether you're traveling for the holidays or staying home, these tips will help get you through the season without sleep deprivation. You don't want to be unprepared when sleep apnea strikes. It's even more critical during the holidays because ...
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Epigenetic Orthodontics

Epigenetic Orthodontics can open and protect the airway enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities.

Dr. Buck practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Dentistry has traditionally not considered the airway when planning dental treatments. Fortunately, today there is a rapidly growing movement that now recognizes how dentistry can have an impact on the airway which affects breathing during sleep. If dental treatments, including TMJ, orthopedic and orthodontics are well planned the result can be that the airway is protected or even enhanced. There is a clear link between underdeveloped and retruded jaws together with narrow dental arches that puts a patient at risk for sleep breathing disorders.

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Airway Improvement

WOW! A 54% decrease in forward head posture; 164% increase in the antero-posterior size of the airway; 176% increase in the lateral size of the airway all from epigenetically centered jaw development orthopedics. This is the future of orthodontics!​
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