Florida Dental Sleep Disorders Blog

Trouble with Snoring? These Common Remedies Might Help

May 28, 2021

Partner complaining about snoring? If yes, do not dismiss the problem as a minor annoyance that may go away on its own. Taking action to stop the snoring could help your partner enjoy more restful sleep, and you could experience some significant health benefits. Let’s talk about some common snoring treatments that might be able to help alleviate symptoms.

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Sleep Apnea and Drowsy Driving: What You Need to Know

May 26, 2021

Man behind the wheel, drowsy driving in Vero Beach

Each year, there are roughly 6 million car accidents in the U.S. Some are minor fender benders with no significant damage or consequences, while others result in tragedy. It is the responsibility of each individual driver to be as safe as possible while operating a vehicle. Unfortunately, many people get behind the wheel when they are tired, which presents a threat both to themselves and others sharing the road with them. Let’s talk about the dangers of drowsy driving and how sleep apnea treatment may be able to help you be as safe as possible on the road. and avoid unnecessary risk.

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Here’s Why Sleeping Pills and Sleep Apnea Don’t Mix

May 17, 2021

Woman thinking about taking sleep pills for sleep apnea in Melbourne

About 30 percent of adults report suffering from insomnia at some point in their lives, and millions of people also struggle with sleep apnea. Together, these two disorders create a “perfect storm” that makes it nearly impossible to get an adequate amount of rest. If you suffer from either of these conditions — or both — you might be tempted to use sleeping pills to fall asleep faster and perhaps even improve the quality of your sleep. However, that may not be wise. In many cases, sleeping pills can actually make sleep apnea in Melbourne worse. Let’s talk about why that is the case and what you may be able to do to sleep better without taking any medication.

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Cleaning Your Oral Appliance: 5 Practical Tips

May 11, 2021

Man brushing teeth as part of cleaning oral appliance in Jupiter

For most people, oral hygiene involves brushing, flossing, rinsing, and drinking plenty of water. If you use an oral sleep appliance, however, your oral hygiene routine must include a few extra steps. Keeping your appliance clean can protect your mouth and help your device to stand the test of time. In this blog post, we will discuss practical tips for maintaining and cleaning your oral appliance in Jupiter.

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Preparing for Your Sleep Study: What You Should Know

May 6, 2021

Man in pajamas, prepared for sleep test in Boca Raton

A sleep test in Boca Raton, also called a sleep study, is a noninvasive test that tracks your breathing and other vital signs throughout a night. It can reveal whether you have sleep apnea and how severe your condition is. It can be your first step on the road to once again enjoying rejuvenating rest! But in order for your test to produce accurate results, you should take a few preparatory steps beforehand.

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Menopause and Sleep Apnea – How Are They Connected?

May 1, 2021

Menopause comes with a laundry list of unwelcome potential symptoms. Why? Because a woman’s body is going through some dramatic, once-in-a-lifetime hormonal changes. While some consequences of menopause, such as irregular menstruation, hot flashes, and mood changes, are well-known, there are others that do not get the attention they deserve. Most people do not know that menopause can worsen or even lead to obstructive sleep apnea. Let’s talk about the mostly unknown connection between these two conditions.

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The Link Between Headaches and Sleep Apnea

April 28, 2021

Waking up in the morning is challenging for most people. Even when the biggest feat is to drag your tired body out from under your cozy blankets and go to the kitchen to make your coffee, this part of your day can be downright brutal if you frequently wake up with a headache. You might think that you are suffering from migraines and that there is not much you can do except suffer through it or take medication to try to ease your pain. But your problem might actually be related to something else — sleep apnea.

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