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What are helpful sleep apnea resources?

What are helpful sleep apnea resources?

I think it is time to revisit some helpful resources for all your sleep apnea needs. Aside from Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia’s website, there are some other website I would recommend visiting. This is important because, when it comes to sleep apnea, education is key to success. You can get valuable […]

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New Year resolution: Quit smoking now.

New Year resolution: Quit smoking now.

We already know that if you quit smoking it will significantly improve your overall health—especially your lungs. However, did you also know that by quitting smoking you might also significantly improve your sleep?  There is an array of factors that influence how well you sleep each night, and smoking plays a major part in that. […]

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Post-op complications increase with sleep apnea diagnosis

Post-op complications increase with sleep apnea diagnosis

There are a lot of complications associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Whether you have received a sleep apnea diagnosis, or you suspect you suffer from sleep apnea, be aware that it can increase your chances of developing two serious health complications following surgery: Blood clots and irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation). Before undergoing surgery, find […]

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Houston Astros pitcher suffers from sleep apnea

Houston Astros pitcher suffers from sleep apnea

The Houston Astros had their best year yet in 2017 when they won the World Series. And while Astros pitcher Josh James enjoys being a professional baseball player, there is one thing that tries to get in the way: Sleep apnea. Let’s learn more about how James suffers from sleep apnea and what he is […]

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What is the biggest misconception about your sleep apnea diagnosis?

What is the biggest misconception about your sleep apnea diagnosis?

One-third of patients with a sleep apnea diagnosis also suffered from excessive daytime sleepiness, according to a recent survey. Excessive daytime sleepiness, while it does not sound serious, caused many people to miss out on activities, while also negatively impacting their quality of life. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is often accompanied by excessive daytime sleepiness […]

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Why does your neck size matter with sleep apnea?

Why does your neck size matter with sleep apnea?

I’m sure you’re thinking, “Wait, what? My neck size?” Yes, that absolutely plays a role in your risk for sleep apnea. While it may not be known by everyone, neck size plays a pivotal role in the development of sleep apnea. So, why might your neck size increase your risk of having sleep apnea? Here […]

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Infographic: How to get a good night’s sleep

Infographic: How to get a good night’s sleep

Getting the proper amount of sleep each night is important for your overall health and well-being. As you know, this is because sleep is considered to be one of the biggest–and most underrated–factors in a person’s health. To get a better night’s sleep, take a look at the infographic below. If you have any questions, […]

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What is the difference between sleep apnea and quality sleep?

What is the difference between sleep apnea and quality sleep?

About 90 million Americans suffer from a snoring activity during sleep. And while about half of these people are “simple snorers” or primary snorers, the other half might actually have a serious sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Many people often misdiagnose themselves and inaccurately describe their condition. As a result, they miss out […]

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How to treat sleep apnea in the dental office

How to treat sleep apnea in the dental office

There are many people who suffer from snoring or sleep apnea. The fact that you might miss is that you may be suffering from this condition too. People who suffer from snoring, sleep apnea, or both, will often visit their family doctor or an ENT specialist for further diagnosis. However, you might be skipping a […]

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What is Sleep Apnea?

What is Sleep Apnea?

While you might think that snoring isn’t something to be overly concerned about, you might want to reconsider that opinion. Loud, frequent snoring might be a sign of sleep apnea, a common and potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts as you sleep. However, it is important to distinguish between snoring and […]