Florida Dental Sleep Disorders Blog

Your Guide to Recognizing Nightly Sleep Apnea Symptoms

November 26, 2021

Tired man at desk, suffering from sleep apnea symptoms in Boca Raton

Do you always feel tired, and you can’t seem to figure out why? It is possible that you are suffering from sleep apnea. This disorder affects an estimated 22 million people in the U.S. Left untreated, it can endanger your overall health and adversely affect your quality of life. Let’s talk about what exactly sleep apnea is and how you can recognize sleep apnea symptoms in Boca Raton.

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Narcolepsy: A Rare but Serious Sleep Disorder

November 20, 2021

Woman with narcolepsy in Vero Beach asleep at desk

It is estimated that around 70 million people in the United States suffer from a sleep disorder. Insomnia is the most common disorder, and sleep apnea is the second most common. Much rarer — but just as serious — is narcolepsy. Let’s talk about what narcolepsy in Vero Beach is, how you can recognize its symptoms, and why getting a proper diagnosis is so important.

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Cleaning Your Oral Appliance: 5 Practical Tips

November 17, 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 appliance to treat your sleep apnea, 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.

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Could CBD Help You Sleep Better?

November 10, 2021

Woman using CBD to help with sleep in Melbourne

“CBD” is a popular buzzword among holistic health enthusiasts. Many people believe that it can help with a broad range of ailments, including sleep problems, while others tend to shy away because it is derived from marijuana. But what is the truth about this compound? Can CBD help with sleep in Melbourne? Let’s take a look at some relevant research.

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

November 5, 2021

The holidays are upon us and that likely means you’ll be participating in celebrations where there will be an abundance of food to enjoy. Maybe you’re even looking to learn how to bake your grandmother’s famous apple pie or some delicious holiday cookies?  New food and recipes mean new ingredients. Along with cooking and baking, comes taste testing and eating your delicious (hopefully!) new creations. However, if you suffer from diagnosed or potentially undiagnosed 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 list of foods that will help you get your much-needed rest.

 

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Tips for Traveling with Sleep Apnea

November 4, 2021

Woman with suitcase, traveling with sleep apnea in Boca Raton

Traveling when you have sleep apnea can be a task—dragging a bulky CPAP machine through airport security, trying to take a power nap while on the plane without using it, and getting it to plug into the worn-out electrical outlets in your hotel room. P While business trips or vacations are a time to “get away” from everyday life, you can’t get away from your everyday routine, especially your health routines and that includes your sleep apnea treatment.. Traveling with sleep apnea isn’t always easy, especially when you rely on a CPAP to help you sleep. We’ve compiled a few suggestions below to help you protect your precious sleep while away from home.

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Can Essential Oils Relieve Sleep Apnea?

October 5, 2021

Variety of essential oils for sleep apnea treatment in Melbourne

Essential oils have become the go-to natural remedy for a wide range of health conditions. In some cases, they are quite effective. In other cases, though, they have little to no real benefits for people who are seeking relief from their symptoms. Can they serve as an effective part of your sleep apnea treatment in Melbourne? Yes! Although they cannot replace your conventional treatment from a medical professional, there are several essential oils that have been shown to promote relaxation and high-quality sleep. Let’s talk about a few that you might consider using.

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