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Sleep apnea treatment can improve your sex life

Sleep apnea treatment can improve your sex life

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you might have noticed your sex life was suffering. You might feel like you have no solution, but you can rest easy knowing there is something that can help! Treating your sleep apnea! A study in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery found that adults suffering from sleep apnea may […]

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Sleep apnea creates more crash-prone drivers

Sleep apnea creates more crash-prone drivers

Are you a drowsy driver? If you were, would you even know? Whether you know it or not, drowsy driving can make you more dangerous on the road–for yourself and those around you. According to WebMD, people who suffer from chronic sleep apnea are more likely to crash. And for those with severe sleep apnea, […]

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Chronic migraines can lead to jaw pain

Chronic migraines can lead to jaw pain

If you suffer from migraines, you might be at risk for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) or jaw pain. In a new study, researchers found that people with migraines might be at risk for TMD. And anyone who has had a migraine knows just how bad it can be–it can ruin your whole day! Migraines […]

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A lack of sleep makes it harder to lose body fat

A lack of sleep makes it harder to lose body fat

Cutting calories and exercise often helps a person lose weight. However, some people might have a harder time getting rid of excess body fat if they don’t get enough sleep. A recent study looked at 15 overweight individuals who focused on cutting calories while another 21 cut calories and got less sleep. Both groups lost […]

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This is how sleep apnea affects every part of your body

This is how sleep apnea affects every part of your body

A misconception of our bodies being inactive while we are napping or sleeping is one of the reasons that one-third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, according to the CDC. It isn’t just about rest. There are very discreet physiological stages that take place throughout the night and understanding them can help improve your health. […]

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Your Family is the First to Notice Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Your Family is the First to Notice Sleep Apnea Symptoms

The reason many people seek diagnosis and treatment is because a concerned spouse or family member has noticed sleep disturbances. This occurs more frequently than a person complaining about the condition themselves. Sleep apnea directly affects family members as much as it would affect the person with the condition because the symptoms associated with sleep […]

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Don’t miss out on juicy steak, treat your jaw pain

Don’t miss out on juicy steak, treat your jaw pain

It’s the summertime, which means warm weather, sun shining and grilling. And what is a great thing to grill? A nice juicy steak! Now that sounds delicious, doesn’t it? It does, but if you suffer from jaw pain, it can prevent you from eating just about any of your favorite foods. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) […]

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June is National Aphasia Awareness Month

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month

The summer season means fun in the sun, but don’t lose sight of your overall health. June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. Aphasia is the loss of ability to understand or express speech, caused by brain damage. And the leading cause is stroke, which can be caused by untreated obstructive sleep apnea. As you know, […]

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Coping with the side effects of wearing an oral appliance

Coping with the side effects of wearing an oral appliance

Whether you were prescribed an oral appliance for the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction (TMD) or sleep apnea, it is important to understand what some of the side effects might be. Most treatments come with their share of side effects, but it is important to understand that this does not mean you should avoid […]

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Is gum really worth the pain?

Is gum really worth the pain?

Whether a person chews gum as a snack or because they like the flavor, it is a common occurrence. However, if you chew gum and suffer from headaches or jaw pain, you might want to think before you pick up that new pack of gum or snack. A person suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) […]