Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Many patients assume that a dentist is strictly responsible for cleaning their teeth, but don’t realize that dentists in the Newbury Park and Westlake Village areas are responsible for detecting larger oral health conditions. One of those is obstructive sleep apnea, which impacts one in 15 adults. Unfortunately, however, obstructive sleep apnea is the most commonly undiagnosed chronic disease in the country. Nearly 80 percent of people that suffer from obstructive sleep apnea are unaware of the condition from which they suffer. Read more

Sleep Apnea and Your Oral Health

 sleep-apnea-and-your-oral-healthSleep apnea is a very common disorder that may cause a disruption in breathing or cause shallow breaths while you are asleep. The pausing between breathing can last for only seconds but could last for several minutes. While there are many possible causes of sleep apnea, one of the more common causes would be excess weight and obesity which is also associated with the soft tissue of the mouth and throat. Read more

Partners Can Help With Sleep Apnea

Partners Can Help With Sleep ApneaMillions of Americans sleep in pairs. This is great for couple intimacy, but it also means you have to put up with each other’s sleeping habits like tossing and turning and snoring. And while sometimes snoring is just something you learn to live with, it can also be a sign of sleep apnea, a condition that causes the airway to close partially or completely and causes both loud snoring and a restless sleep as your body wakes up to avoid suffocating. Read more

Sleep Apnea And Your Oral Health

Sleep apneaSleep Apnea And Your Oral Health is a serious medical condition that causes pauses in breathing while you are sleeping. Over 18 million Americans suffer from symptoms of sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea could develop into a life-threatening disorder and shorten a person’s lifespan by as much as 18 years. Read more

When Is It Time For A Sleep Apnea Appliance?

When Is It Time For A Sleep Apnea Appliance?Millions of people snore.  Some snore all night and in all positions, and some only snore when they sleep on their backs.  The condition that causes snoring is a partially obstructed airway, which means the throat muscles relax to the point that they get in the way and vibrate as you breathe.  But despite how that sounds, you can snore like a truck downshifting on the highway and have absolutely no trouble breathing at night.  Sleep apnea is a step above even that. Read more

Signs And Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea

Signs And Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea It’s a phenomenon that can make or break your functionality as a person. Sleep apnea affects millions of people every year, it keeps them from getting proper sleep and can greatly affect their relationships. Some people think that just loud snoring is the only thing that can link you to sleep apnea but that is not the case and there are some different scenario types that need to be considered. Read more

Could A Magnetic Device Solve Sleep Apnea?

Could A Magnetic Device Solve Sleep Apnea? Recently, a new device has been tested in hopes of curing sleep apnea. The magnetic device, called Magnap, uses two magnets to hold open air passages at night. The closure of these air passages causes sleep apnea. Read more

Teeth Grinding – Symptoms, Causes, And Solutions

Teeth Grinding – Symptoms, Causes, And Solutions If you’ve been suffering from headaches and aren’t sure why, it is possible that you are suffering from teeth grinding while sleeping. If you wake up with sore teeth and jaws, you likely could be suffering from what is known medically as bruxism. This condition can develop at any age, and is often done unconsciously in your sleep, in the form of clenching and rhythmic Read more

Don’t Let Sleep Disorders Ruin Your Marriage

Don't Let Sleep Disorders Ruin Your Marriage  Snoring is one of the most often heard complaints when it comes to marital issues. It causes more problems than we usually consider because it is often seen as a silly thing to get upset about but the repercussions of letting it slide can be catastrophic for a relationship. Snoring isn’t the only sign of sleep disorder that might cause some turmoil in your relationship. There are plenty of things that happen in your sleep, things dentists can fix, that will irritate your partner. Read more

Is Your Nighttime Snoring Something More?

Is Your Nighttime Snoring Something More?Unless you share a living space with someone else, you may have a hard time knowing whether you actually have a snoring problem at all. However, for those who do, you probably hear about it a lot more than you might like to. While this loud and gargling noise can be a good laugh sometimes, it could also be a sign of something a bit more serious. Read more