Florida Dental Sleep Disorders Blog

Sleeping in on the Weekends Can’t Repay Your Sleep Debt

July 22, 2021

Woman sleeping on the weekend

Feeling tired? Most adults require 7–9 hours of sleep each night to function and operate on all cylinders. Unfortunately, millions of people skip out on sleep, especially when they are pushing through that Monday–Friday grind. Many often think that they will just “catch up” on sleep by staying in bed later on Saturday and Sunday mornings. While this strategy might seem reasonable on the surface, it actually doesn’t work to repay your “sleep debt,” especially for those who suffer from sleep apnea. Let’s discuss why so that you can start getting the sleep your body needs to survive and thrive.

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What You Should & Shouldn’t Eat if You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea

July 3, 2021

Love spending time in the kitchen? Taking stock of your daily food intake? Looking to diversify the meals you are preparing for yourself and your family? Wanting to make healthier choices? Or perhaps you are looking to learn how to bake your grandmother’s famous apple pie?  If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you’ll likely be experimenting with some new ingredients and recipes. Along with cooking and baking, comes taste testing and eating your delicious (hopefully!) new creations. However, if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, what you eat can help ease or, conversely, exacerbate the condition. With this in mind, it’s important to know which foods are safe for you to enjoy, and which ones you should avoid or limit. Below, you’ll find a quick guide that will help guide you so you can still get your much-needed rest.

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Tips and Tricks for Camping with Sleep Apnea

June 29, 2021

Camping

Thinking about going on a summer camping trip? Spending time in the great outdoors is an awesome way to break out of the house and disconnect from the fast-pace of everyday life. However, before you book your campsite or fill up the family RV, you might wonder, “How will I manage my sleep apnea while I’m gone?” Don’t worry. There are some easy tips and tricks you can use to sleep safely and soundly even when you’re roughing it.

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The Life-Threatening Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

June 25, 2021

Man not feeling well due to sleep apnea in Boca Raton

If you have sleep apnea in Boca Raton, you are probably all too familiar with its day-to-day consequences. You likely feel tired quite often, and you may find it difficult to focus while you are at work. But is your condition just an annoyance? Far from it. Left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can worsen or perhaps even cause some serious, life-threatening health problems. Continue reading to discover how OSA might affect your overall wellness.

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Cell Phones and Sleep Apnea: A Double-Whammy for Poor Sleep

June 15, 2021

Man lying in bed, experiencing negative effects of cell phones and sleep apnea

Do you enjoy scrolling through social media or playing games on your smartphone before you go to sleep each night? While that might seem like a harmless habit, you could actually be damaging your health! This blog post will discuss how cell phones and sleep apnea in Vero Beach can adversely affect your nightly rest. You’ll also discover a few tips to promote high-quality sleep.

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Secondhand Smoke May Increase the Risk of Sleep Apnea in Children

June 10, 2021

Child snoring, possibly because of secondhand smoke and sleep apnea in Melbourne

Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, hundreds of which are toxic, and 70 of which are carcinogenic. Clearly, individuals who smoke should be careful to minimize their loved ones’ exposure to tobacco smoke. It is especially important to protect children. Among the other risks posed by secondhand smoke, there is now research to indicate that it might increase the risk of a sleep disorder. Let’s talk about the possible connection between secondhand smoke and sleep apnea in Melbourne.

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Sleeping with Your Pets: Pros and Cons

June 7, 2021

Woman with dog, suffering from negative relationship between pets and sleep apnea

A survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association found that roughly one-third of homes in the U.S. have a dog, while about one in four have a cat. Clearly, our culture places a high value on our four-legged friends. Many people even allow their pet in their bedroom at night, and it is common for them to share a bed. If you choose to sleep with your cat or dog, you should be aware of how their presence might be affecting the quantity and quality of your rest. In this blog post, we will touch on some advantages of sleeping with your pet, as well as the possible negative relationship between pets and sleep apnea in Melbourne.

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