Boca Raton Dental Sleep Medicine

How to Stop Snoring in Melbourne

November 27, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 1:10 pm

man snoringYou’re lying in bed one night, just about to drift off to sleep, when you hear that sound. Your bed partner starts snoring softly, but after a few moments, it sounds like they are trying to saw through a large tree. This happens every night, and every night you have to push and poke them to make it stop. In the morning, you’re both under rested and extremely frustrated. What is causing them to snore so much? Is it something you should be concerned about? Better yet, is there a way to actually stop snoring in Melbourne? (more…)

How Common is Sleep Apnea in Vero Beach?

November 11, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 5:40 pm

statisticsAccording to the American Sleep Apnea Association, about 22 million people currently have sleep apnea in the U.S. today. That’s a tremendously large number, but it’s really hard to imagine, so today, we’re going to take some of the statistics we have about sleep apnea and apply them to the population right here in Vero Beach. In doing so, we’ll have a general idea of how many people have sleep apnea in Vero Beach, and it’s likely more than you might think. (more…)

4 Handy Sleep Tips for Restful Seniors

November 5, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 4:48 pm

sleeping older coupleAs we age, taking care of ourselves becomes all the more important, and that includes eating a balanced diet, remaining active, and getting enough sleep. The last item on that list can seem particularly tricky. How is sleeping different when you’re older? Doesn’t it just stay the same? As with all things, our sleep requirements change as we age, and in order to make sure you’re getting the quality rest you need every night to stay alert and focused during the day, here are a few handy sleep tips that will help you sleep like a baby at any age. (more…)

Can I Get a Sleep Appliance if I Have Dentures?

October 12, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 6:03 pm

older couple sleepingSleep apnea is a condition where a person experiences brief lapses in breathing while they are asleep, and it tends to occur more often in older adults. This is especially true for those who wear dentures, as a lack of teeth can cause the muscles in the mouth and throat to decrease in size, making it much easier for the airway to become blocked during the night. For patients who need treatment for their sleep apnea or are looking for a CPAP alternative in Vero Beach, oral appliance therapy offers a simple and effective solution, but can it help a patient with dentures? We shed light on this subject today. (more…)

How Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Save Your Life

October 6, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 1:39 pm

man sleepingLast year was marked by the passing of numerous well-known people, but two in particular caught the eyes of sleep doctors around the nation. Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame showed symptoms of sleep apnea just a few days before her death, and earlier that same year, noted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead right next to an unplugged CPAP machine, something that is specifically used for the treatment of sleep apnea. Both of these situations raise the question, “Can sleep apnea actually be fatal?” In most cases, people seek out treatment for sleep apnea simply because they often feel exhausted during the day, but in reality, the condition can easily turn deadly if left untreated for a long time. (more…)

Carrie Fisher’s Death Connected to Sleep Apnea

October 2, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 12:42 pm

sleeping with CPAPLast year was marked by many beloved celebrities leaving us, and right when the world thought we had made it through, Carrie Fisher passed away on December 27th. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, sleep apnea was definitely a factor in her death, contributing to cardiac arrest. Sleep apnea is a very serious disorder, and while most symptoms like snoring and exhaustion aren’t fatal, ultimately it can take someone’s life. The key to avoiding this is getting the appropriate treatment, and it all starts with recognizing the early signs of sleep apnea. (more…)

What Type of Oral Appliance is Right for My Sleep Apnea Treatment?

September 22, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 1:54 pm

sleeping peacefullyIf you have obstructive sleep apnea, you have multiple treatment options. While CPAP therapy is still the most widely prescribed, oral appliance therapy is quickly becoming the most popular because it is simpler to use and more comfortable for patients. Oral appliances are provided by specialized doctors called sleep dentists, and today, we’re going to cover the different kinds of appliances they use for sleep apnea treatment. (more…)

Your Step By Step Guide to Getting Sleep Apnea Treatment

September 13, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 2:51 pm

chalk drawing of stepsDentists have been helping people get relief from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) using oral appliance therapy for years, and when patients learn about this, many assume they can just call up a dental office and pick up an appliance that day. Unfortunately, this is not quite how the process works. There are a multitude of steps a person must take in order to get an oral appliance and ensure that it is the right treatment for them. What are they? How can you start? Today, we’ll walk you through the process step by step so you can know exactly how to get sleep apnea treatment. (more…)

Is Sleep Apnea Treatment Covered by Insurance?

September 4, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 12:51 pm

illuminated question markAfter talking to your doctor and having a sleep test performed, you’ve found out that you actually have obstructive sleep apnea. This is both good and bad news because your sleep has been a problem for a while now, and you’re just happy to know why, even if it means that you have a serious disorder. Now comes the matter of treatment, or more specifically, paying for it. You have insurance, but you don’t actually know if they cover sleep apnea treatment or not. Dealing with insurance companies can be a confusing process, so today, we’re going to answer a few basic questions to make it easier for you to afford the treatment you need. (more…)

How Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Cause Weight Gain

August 28, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 2:06 pm

Yawning womanIf you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you’re probably very aware of the impact it can have on how you feel throughout the day. Waking up in the morning is always a challenge, and it’s difficult for you to focus at work while you’re yawning all day. These effects are pretty well known, but did you know it could also be affecting your weight? It’s true! Today, we’re going to share how sleep apnea can sabotage your diet and make you pack on the pounds even if you diet and exercise regularly. (more…)

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