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Sleep Apnea

Link Between TMJ & Sleep Apnea

Sleep dentists are trained to help treat sleep apnea with the use of oral appliances. There are many dentists who will advertise their services as sleep dentists after just a short, focused training on oral appliances. However, if you are looking for a sleep dentist who is likely to give you [...]

By |December 8th, 2022|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Link Between TMJ & Sleep Apnea

Five Lessons from a “No-Cost Solution” to Sleep Apnea

As sleep apnea becomes more commonly known, it’s not surprising that it receives greater news coverage. This is generally a positive thing: the more people who are aware of sleep apnea, the more people who can get treatment for this potentially deadly condition. One provocative piece that surfaced recently on the [...]

By |November 2nd, 2022|CPAP, Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on Five Lessons from a “No-Cost Solution” to Sleep Apnea

Can One Oral Appliance Work for Sleep Apnea and TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) and sleep apnea often occur in the same person. Since many people have both conditions, and we treat both conditions with oral appliances, patients often ask: can I get just one appliance for both my conditions? Not really. The two treatments [...]

By |September 8th, 2022|Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Can One Oral Appliance Work for Sleep Apnea and TMJ?

Off-the-Grid Sleep Apnea Solutions for Hiking

Do you think you can't do the Colorado Trail or other long hiking trips because CPAP chains you to a power supply? Hiking ten miles and more a day at elevation is extremely difficult when you’re not sleeping well at night, and you can't really bring your CPAP with you. But that doesn't mean [...]

By |June 6th, 2022|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Off-the-Grid Sleep Apnea Solutions for Hiking

What to Do When CPAP Makes You Gassy

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) can be a life-saving treatment, if people use it. However, CPAP comes with many side effects that make it unpleasant to use. This makes people sleep without CPAP, choosing untreated sleep apnea over their treatment. Understanding these side effects can help you understand how to deal with [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on What to Do When CPAP Makes You Gassy

Is Sleep Apnea Making You Sleepy During The Day?

Do you sleep looking forward to a great night’s rest only to wake up feeling like you never went to sleep at all? Does this lack of sleep cause you to feel tired throughout the day, affecting your overall concentration and work effort? If so, your lingering daytime sleepiness may be a sign of [...]

By |April 21st, 2022|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Is Sleep Apnea Making You Sleepy During The Day?

Is It Nightmares or Sleep Apnea Waking You Up?

Are you waking up with nightmares regularly? Although nightmares themselves may be your problem, for many adults, it's actually sleep apnea that is causing wakeful nights in terror. If you have trouble waking up regularly in a cold sweat with a sense of panic, have your primary care physician refer you for [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Is It Nightmares or Sleep Apnea Waking You Up?

Sleep Apnea Can Contribute to Headaches, Too

With the major link between TMJ and migraines via the trigeminal nerve, it’s understandable that normally when we talk about headaches, we emphasize Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD). However, sleep apnea is also a major contributor to your headache risk, and it can lead to all common types of [...]

By |November 3rd, 2021|Headache, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Can Contribute to Headaches, Too

CU Anschutz Researches Technique to Improve Sleep in Active-Duty Military and Veterans

Sleep is essential to the fitness of our fighting soldiers. In fact, it’s one part of the performance triad that the army recommends its soldiers observe to maintain battle fitness.  It’s also essential to help veterans adapt to civilian life and enjoy a good quality of life after their tours of duty. Unfortunately, sleep [...]

By |October 6th, 2021|Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on CU Anschutz Researches Technique to Improve Sleep in Active-Duty Military and Veterans

What is the Best Treatment For Sleep Apnea?

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or you suspect having sleep apnea, you might wonder what treatment options are available to you. Fortunately, sleep apnea treatment has come a long way in the past 20 years. In the past, CPAP was the only available treatment. Today, there is a [...]

By |August 3rd, 2021|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on What is the Best Treatment For Sleep Apnea?
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