Florida Dental Sleep Disorders Blog

How Dentists Can Treat Sleep Apnea: A Comprehensive Guide

August 30, 2023

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an issue that causes pauses in breathing throughout the night. At first, it might seem like a purely medical problem — one that should be addressed by a general physician. However, your dentist might actually be the best person to help you find relief. Why is that the case? How exactly can dentists treat sleep apnea? This comprehensive guide provides an explanation.


When Will You Notice Results from Oral Appliance Therapy?

August 15, 2023

Woman sleeping peacefully in white bed sheets

Oral appliance therapy is an increasingly popular way to address obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It is comfortable, silent, and effective. Still, you may wonder about its treatment timeline. When will you notice results from your oral appliance therapy, and how long will those results last? This blog post explains what you can expect from treatment.


6 Reasons to Consider Oral Appliance Therapy Instead of CPAP

August 1, 2023

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Millions of Americans struggle with the daily exhaustion that is a hallmark of obstructive sleep apnea. If you are among them, you might be thinking about using a CPAP machine to find relief. But did you know that effective alternatives are available? Here are six reasons to consider oral appliance therapy instead of CPAP:


The Pros and Cons of Sleeping with Your Pet 

July 2, 2023

Man sleeping in bed with large dog

According to one estimate, more than one-third of homes in the U.S. have a dog, while close to one-fourth have a cat. Indeed, it is obvious that our culture places a very high value on our furry companions. Some people spoil their pets by letting them sleep in their bedroom; many even sleep in the same bed as their cat or dog. But have you ever wondered about the pros and cons of sleeping with your pet if you have sleep apnea? This blog post explains what you should know.


Can Children Have Sleep Apnea?

Snoring little girl on pink bed sheets

Sleep apnea is often regarded as an adult disorder, especially since it becomes more common as people enter their senior years. Still, you might wonder if all age groups are vulnerable to this disorder. Can children have sleep apnea? Yes! This blog post explains some basic information about how and why this condition can afflict young ones.


Sleep Deprivation Makes It Difficult to Suppress Unwanted Thoughts 

July 1, 2023

Woman sitting on bed, unhappy expression on her face

Virtually everyone experiences unwanted thoughts from time to time. Many people are able to quickly dismiss those thoughts and move on with their day. Some individuals, though, find it much more challenging to control their thinking. Why is that the case? It may have to do with sleep. In fact, research indicates that sleep deprivation makes it difficult to suppress unwanted thoughts. Are you curious to learn more about this connection and about how sleep apnea therapy may be able to help? Continue reading this blog post.


Keep Your Oral Appliance Clean with These 5 Easy Tips

June 13, 2023

Hand placing oral appliance into denture cleansing solution

Your oral sleep appliance can help you breathe easier at night and allow you to enjoy improved health. But if it is not kept clean, it could do more harm than good. It might accumulate unpleasant odors and even become a breeding ground for bacteria. What steps can you take to keep your oral appliance clean? Follow these easy tips:

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