Florida Dental Sleep Disorders Blog

Can Untreated Sleep Apnea Be Fatal?

February 3, 2023

Man with heart problem, possibly due to untreated sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that causes a person to stop breathing multiple times a night. At first, it might not seem like a big deal. In fact, many people dismiss it as a mere annoyance that makes them feel tired day after day. However, it is a big deal. Untreated sleep apnea can even be fatal in some circumstances! This blog post discusses why that is the case and how you may be able to extend your life.


Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Increase Your Risk of Sleep Apnea?

January 24, 2023

Woman sitting on bed, dealing with rheumatoid arthritis pain

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a serious condition that afflicts well over a million people in the United States. Individuals with this disease have to cope with chronic joint pain and inflammation. Unfortunately, they may also struggle to get an adequate amount of high-quality sleep. In fact, research suggests that RA can increase a person’s risk of developing sleep apnea. How are these conditions connected? Read on below to find out.


Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Help You Live Longer!

January 23, 2023

Healthy senior couple hiking outside

The average life expectancy in the U.S. is slightly over 77 years of age. However, millions of people live far beyond that marker, enjoying a happy and productive life well into their 80s or beyond. What can you do to be in that group? For one thing, it is critical that you get an adequate amount of high-quality sleep. Read on below to learn how disordered breathing at night could shorten your life expectancy and how sleep apnea treatment could help you live longer.


Is Drooling a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

January 20, 2023

Man sleeping with mouth open, drooling

Have you ever woken up to find a wet spot on your pillow near your mouth? Or have you woken up with chapped, sore lips, especially at the corners of your mouth? It is possible that you were drooling while you were asleep. This issue can be a little embarrassing, but in some cases, it indicates a much bigger problem. Is drooling a sign of sleep apnea? Read on below to discover the answer.


ADHD and Sleep Apnea: Understanding the Connection

December 22, 2022

Woman with ADHD and obstructive sleep apnea, struggling to concentrate

More than 6 million children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD, and millions of adults are also struggle with this condition. Many cases of it remain unrecognized due to things like a lack of awareness or a patient’s reluctance to seek professional care. ADHD can have significant adverse effects on an individual’s quality of life, and its effects are often exacerbated by the presence of sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Read on below to learn more about the link between OSA and ADHD. You will also discover how OSA treatment may be able to reduce problems associated with ADHD.


Exercise Can Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms!

December 15, 2022

Woman exercising to reduce her sleep apnea symptoms

During December, many people are thinking about what they want to accomplish when the new year rolls around. It is common to set regular exercise as a goal. That is a good idea, especially if you struggle with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Read on below to learn how regular exercise can play a role in helping you get restful, rejuvenating sleep.


Understanding the Importance of Sleep Studies

November 10, 2022

Exhausted woman, may benefit from a sleep study in Melbourne

Undergoing a sleep study in Melbourne might seem like an unpleasant prospect. After all, no one wants to pack up their pajamas just to spend the night in a laboratory. However, the process may be much easier than you expect. Even more importantly, a sleep study can offer numerous benefits. This blog post explores what a sleep study is and how it may play a role in improving your health and your overall quality of life.

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