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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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5 Ways Sleep Apnea is Hurting Your Health

We sleep for roughly one-third of our lives. It is, therefore, not surprising that sleep has a profound impact on our health and well-being. A sleep disorder called sleep apnea can have significant impacts on your physical and mental health. Sleep apnea occurs when breathing stops or becomes shallow during sleep due to muscular relaxation in the throat or tongue blocking their airway. This causes periods where they stop breathing for up to 10 seconds at a time! The duration of these pauses in breathing increases as you age, so it is essential to be aware if you are experiencing any symptoms of sleep apnea.

Symptoms include sleepiness during the day, snoring at night, or choking and gasping for air while you sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to several health problems, including high blood pressure, depression, type two diabetes, and an increased risk of heart disease. Some people even have severe accidents because they fall asleep in dangerous situations, such as driving a car or climbing a staircase.

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Facts and Myths About Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a common disorder that affects many people. It's also misunderstood, which leads to some myths about the condition. This blog post will dispel 5 of those myths and give you information on what sleep apnea is.

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Will the Holidays Impact My Sleep Apnea?

Many individuals' obstructive sleep apnea symptoms worsen during the holidays. Running across town and preparing for out-of-town visitors may make the holidays tough and stressful. These tasks' thoughts can keep you up at night. Consider how a lack of sleep during the holidays can affect your mental well-being. While there are various reasons why s...
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The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

There is a lot of information out there about the importance of sleep. But what actually happens to your body when you don't get enough? This blog post will go over some of the effects of lack of sleep on your body and how it can affect your life. How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your BodyYou'll be more irritable and moody.You'll be a little slower an...
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Sleep Apnea and Epigenetic Dentistry

The new field of epigenetics assists dentists in ways that were not possible before. With new technology, dentists can correct oral and facial structures to provide individuals with relief from symptoms of various health conditions such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) or sleep apnea. While this field is still new, many individuals find relief from...
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Linking TMJ and Sleep Apnea

A dual diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMJD) and sleep apnea is common. Many individuals that suffer from TMJ will also suffer from symptoms of sleep apnea. A study concluded that individuals who experience two or more sleep apnea symptoms at 73 percent more likely to have TMJ. TMJ and sleep apnea share many symptoms, and both co...
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Untreated Malocclusion

Malocclusion, or the misalignment of a person's teeth when they shut their jaw, contributes to various health conditions or disorders. Without the proper treatment of a person's misalignment of their teeth, individuals can experience severe pain, temporomandibular joint disorder, disordered breathing, or even sleep apnea. Malocclusion, left untreat...
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Polysomnography Prep

A sleep study, or polysomnography, will test for disordered breathing, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or other sleep disorders. This sleep study test will monitor and record breathing rates, airflow, oxygen levels, and heart rate. Additionally, a person can perform their sleep study at home or in a sleep clinic. Before Polysomnography  Preparing for...
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What's a Polysomnography?

For those suffering from chronic snoring, disordered breathing, or other sleep apnea symptoms, undergoing a polysomnography test may provide needed insights. Polysomnography is a diagnostic sleep study test. The sleep study test will give a person a polysomnogram or sleep study test results. The sleep study test can monitor these areas: EEG (electr...
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5 Celebrities With Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that has potentially severe symptoms. A doctor will diagnose sleep apnea through a thorough evaluation. When an individual receives a diagnosis of sleep apnea, it may come as a shock, or they may feel overwhelmed with the prescribed treatment plan. But, individuals with sleep apnea aren't alone. Even the rich and fam...
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Finding Sleep With Sleep Apnea

Not many people think about whether they fall asleep on their stomach, back, or side when hopping under the covers or how it can affect a restful night's sleep. But for 26% of American adults with a sleep apnea diagnosis, thinking about sleep positions is a critical aspect of treating their symptoms in conjunction with medical devices. This type of...
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Sleep Apnea and Snoring

People that are suffering from sleep apnea experience periods where they stop breathing throughout their sleep. Individuals may experience a few episodes to hundreds of episodes where they stop breathing during sleep. The stopping of breath while sleeping is a dangerous condition that requires diagnosis and treatment. The obstruction of the breath,...
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Got a Sleep Apnea Diagnosis?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that has potentially severe symptoms. A doctor will diagnose sleep apnea through a thorough evaluation. Many people might have thought that it was snoring that was interrupting their sleep cycles. When an individual receives a diagnosis of sleep apnea, it may come as a shock, or they may feel overwhelmed with the pre...
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Warning Signs Your Child May Have Sleep Apnea

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New evidence suggests that certain face shapes, such as retruded or those with narrowed jaws and long faces, can put a child at risk for developing chronic health problems such as sleep apnea. These shapes may contribute to interrupted breathing during sleep because they encourage compromised nasal breathing and mouth breathing even while the perso...
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Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous sleep disorder in which a person's breathing stops and restarts while they are sleeping. This condition can be broken down into three distinct types of sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea: the airway is becomes blocked or obstructed in some way that prevents airflowCentral sleep apnea: the brain doesn't send ...
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Sleep Apnea Can Affect More Than Just Your Sleep

It's no secret that sleep apnea can have serious consequences for physical health. Interruptions in breathing during the night can translate into diminished oxygen absorption, poor sleep, and a range of other complications. But what many people don't realize are the numerous ways sleep apnea, and the resulting sleep deprivation can impact every asp...
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How Can Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) Help Treat Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea threatens the health and well-being of millions. People who are suffering from sleep apnea experience breathing obstructions during sleep. This obstruction reduces the amount of oxygen coming into the body and creates toxic health conditions. Sleep apnea can affect: HealthDaily functionWork performanceRelationshipsOverall well-being Dia...
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Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

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When does it stop being snoring and start being sleep apnea? We all know someone who snores; maybe it's your dad or grandpa, and everyone in your family teases them for being so loud even when they're sleeping. Maybe you're the snorer in the family, and no one can stand to sleep in the same room as you on family vacations. Regardless of who does th...
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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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