Florida Dental Sleep Disorders Blog

Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Increase the Risk of Sleep Apnea?

September 3, 2023

Woman in bed, struggling with aches and pains

Rheumatoid arthritis can cause persistent pain and interfere with your quality of life. Sadly, it might also interfere with your nighttime rest. Does rheumatoid arthritis increase the risk of sleep apnea? If you are struggling to get the rejuvenating sleep you need, what steps can you take to address the situation? This blog post explains.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea: 7 Factors That Can Make It Worse

September 2, 2023

Exhausted woman sitting in her bed

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you are likely looking for ways to reduce your symptoms. One important step you can take is to learn what can worsen your condition. By keeping such issues under control, you may find that the quality of your sleep improves. What factors should you be aware of? This blog post explains seven.


How Dentists Can Treat Sleep Apnea: A Comprehensive Guide

August 30, 2023

Happy patient speaking with dental team member

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an issue that causes pauses in breathing throughout the night. At first, it might seem like a purely medical problem — one that should be addressed by a general physician. However, your dentist might actually be the best person to help you find relief. Why is that the case? How exactly can dentists treat sleep apnea? This comprehensive guide provides an explanation.


When Will You Notice Results from Oral Appliance Therapy?

August 15, 2023

Woman sleeping peacefully in white bed sheets

Oral appliance therapy is an increasingly popular way to address obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It is comfortable, silent, and effective. Still, you may wonder about its treatment timeline. When will you notice results from your oral appliance therapy, and how long will those results last? This blog post explains what you can expect from treatment.


6 Reasons to Consider Oral Appliance Therapy Instead of CPAP

August 1, 2023

Man sleeping peacefully in bed, wearing eye mask

Millions of Americans struggle with the daily exhaustion that is a hallmark of obstructive sleep apnea. If you are among them, you might be thinking about using a CPAP machine to find relief. But did you know that effective alternatives are available? Here are six reasons to consider oral appliance therapy instead of CPAP:


The Pros and Cons of Sleeping with Your Pet 

July 2, 2023

Man sleeping in bed with large dog

According to one estimate, more than one-third of homes in the U.S. have a dog, while close to one-fourth have a cat. Indeed, it is obvious that our culture places a very high value on our furry companions. Some people spoil their pets by letting them sleep in their bedroom; many even sleep in the same bed as their cat or dog. But have you ever wondered about the pros and cons of sleeping with your pet if you have sleep apnea? This blog post explains what you should know.


Can Children Have Sleep Apnea?

Snoring little girl on pink bed sheets

Sleep apnea is often regarded as an adult disorder, especially since it becomes more common as people enter their senior years. Still, you might wonder if all age groups are vulnerable to this disorder. Can children have sleep apnea? Yes! This blog post explains some basic information about how and why this condition can afflict young ones.

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