Florida Dental Sleep Disorders Blog

Summertime Sleep Problems? Here’s What You Can Do

June 10, 2024

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The warm weather and long days of summer can be energizing. However, as wonderful as summertime is, it does have a few downsides. For example, many people find that the quality and quantity of their sleep suffers during this time of year. This can be especially draining for individuals with sleep apnea. What can you do to achieve better rest over the next few months? This blog post provides some helpful tips.

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So, You’ve Just Been Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea — What Next?

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with some serious health risks, so you might feel a bit disheartened if you have recently been diagnosed with it. However, there is reason for optimism! OSA is highly treatable, and most patients are able to achieve more restful nights and improved overall wellness. What can you expect after you receive your diagnosis? Here is an overview of the steps you can take to manage your condition:

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What Should You Expect at Your Sleep Test?

June 1, 2024

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a dangerous disorder that should never be ignored or dismissed. If your doctor suspects that you have it, they may encourage you to undergo a sleep test. What happens during a sleep test, and what can you expect from the process? This blog post can prepare you for the road ahead.

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How Can Sleep Apnea Affect Your Brain?

May 18, 2024

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Your brain is at the center of everything you are, everything you experience, and everything you do. It is one of the most complex and amazing objects known to modern science! However, it can also be easily harmed by a number of factors, including sleep apnea! Just how might sleep apnea affect your brain, and what can you do to protect yourself? This blog post explains some key information.

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Does Sleeping in a Recliner Help with Sleep Apnea?

May 13, 2024

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If you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it might seem nearly impossible to get a good night’s rest. Repeated breathing disruptions can interrupt your sleep cycle, causing you to feel exhausted day after day and endangering your overall health. What can you do to reduce the impact of your condition? Seeking professional treatment is always a good idea. However, you might also benefit from some minor lifestyle changes, such as sleeping in a recliner. How might that reduce your OSA symptoms? This blog post explains.

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Adjusting to Your Oral Appliance: 4 Helpful Tips

May 1, 2024

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You may rightly feel excited and hopeful when you first receive your oral appliance for obstructive sleep apnea. After all, this treatment could improve your health and your daily quality of life. But what if you find that it is difficult to adjust to wearing your appliance? This blog post discusses why that may happen and provides a few tips to help you get used to your treatment.

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Live Alone? Look for These 5 Common Signs of Sleep Apnea

April 25, 2024

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Very often, snoring is mentioned as a major sign that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be present. People are also admonished to seek medical care if their partner sees them stop breathing at night. But what if you live alone? You may not know if you snore or have pauses in breathing. Of course, you could record yourself while you sleep, but you should also look for other signs of sleep apnea, including the following:

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