Florida Dental Sleep Disorders Blog

How Your Nightcap Can Worsen Your Sleep Apnea

April 15, 2021

Saying no to drink because of relationship between alcohol and sleep apnea

Studies have found that 15 – 18% of people use alcohol to help them fall asleep. Some do so just occasionally, while others rely on their nightly drink as a way to unwind and get some shuteye. While it is true that alcohol can help you fall asleep faster, it shouldn’t be used as a sleep aid, especially if you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Let’s talk about the negative relationship between alcohol and sleep apnea in Melbourne.


How Long Does It Take for Sleep Apnea Treatment to Work?

April 1, 2021

You’ve taken the leap and decided to seek treatment for your sleep disorder. You’ve undergone a sleep test, and you’ve visited a qualified dental sleep medicine expert who is now designing your custom-fit oral appliance. You’re on your way to having many restful nights to look forward to! Still, you might be wondering how long it will be before you see results from your new custom-fit oral appliance. Let’s take a moment to discuss what you can reasonably expect from your sleep apnea treatment.


How Much Sleep Do Adults Need?

March 27, 2021

There’s never enough time in the day and most people are willing to sacrifice their sleep before they’ll cut back on their late-night Netflix binging or even staying up late to finish an overdue project. And, while others would like to get more sleep, they routinely miss out on much-needed shuteye because, well…life happens. No matter which category describes you, it’s important to make an effort to get sufficient high-quality rest. 

Let’s talk about why getting enough sleep is so important, how you can tell if you are getting enough sleep, and how sleep apnea treatment can be key to helping you get the rejuvenating rest you need.


How Sleep Apnea Can Adversely Affect Relationships

March 22, 2021

Couple suffering problems because of sleep apnea in Vero Beach

Sleep apnea in Vero Beach is a major health concern because it can heighten your risk of heart disease, weight gain, and other serious problems. But there is more. This disorder can also have a big impact on your relationships with other people. Let’s talk about how it may affect how you interact with your significant other, your coworkers, and your friends. We’ll also touch on what you can do to fight sleep apnea and enjoy happier relationships.


How Sleep Apnea Worsens Asthma

March 18, 2021

Senior man suffering from asthma and sleep apnea in Boca Raton

People without asthma or other pulmonary diseases may take breathing for granted. If you do have asthma, though, you know how precious every inhale and exhale is, and you are diligent about doing all you can to manage your condition. That is why you should always be on the lookout for signs of sleep disorders — in particular, sleep apnea in Boca Raton. Let’s discuss how sleep apnea may worsen asthma and what steps you may be able to take to breathe easier.


The Critical Importance of Sleep

March 7, 2021

Woman in bed, thinking about importance of sleep in Melbourne

Most adults need 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night to be function and feel their best. Unfortunately, it is all too common for individuals not to get the sleep they require. For some people, they consciously choose to forgo rest. Others are suffering from a disorder that may affect both the quality and quantity of their sleep. Individuals in both categories should understand the importance of sleep in Melbourne and what they can do to start getting the shuteye they need for optimum health.


Sleep Problems? Your Phone May Be to Blame

March 1, 2021

Man in bed with phone, cell phone causing sleep loss

If you’re like most people, you may spend a large portion of your day on your smartphone. Whether you are checking social media, playing games, or taking care of tasks for work, your phone presents a world of possibilities for entertainment and productivity. As useful as phones are, however, they do have some downsides — your phone might even be making it difficult for you to get the sleep you need to be healthy and happy. Let’s talk about the relationship between cell phones and sleep and what you may be able to do to get the high-quality shuteye you deserve.

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