Florida Dental Sleep Disorders Blog

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

April 25, 2024

Exhausted man sleeping at his computer

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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Does It Matter How Loudly You Snore?

April 10, 2024

Woman covering her ears while her partner snores

If you snore, the situation can be embarrassing for you and bothersome for your partner. But did you know that your snoring could indicate something about your health? How loudly you snore might also provide important information about your wellness. What is the connection between snoring loudness and health? This blog post provides fascinating information.

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Is It Snoring or Sleep Apnea? How to Tell the Difference

April 5, 2024

Man sleeping in bed, snoring

Snoring and sleep apnea are often mentioned together because they frequently occur in the same people. However, these conditions are not the same. In order to manage your health properly, you should understand the differences between them. This blog post provides some important information that can help you to keep a close eye on the quality of your sleep.

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Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain: How Can You Break Free of the Vicious Cycle?

March 26, 2024

Overweight woman standing on scale

A recent estimate states that around 2 in 5 adults have obesity. Sadly, many of those individuals find it difficult to get high-quality sleep due to obstructive sleep apnea. It is not a coincidence that these two problems often occur together. In fact, sleep apnea and weight gain can create a vicious cycle that is difficult to escape from. How exactly are these issues related, and what can you do to cope with both of them? This blog post provides some practical information.

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Does Medical Insurance Cover Sleep Apnea Treatment?

March 15, 2024

Person filling out health insurance document

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can have devastating consequences for your overall health. Fortunately, treatment can minimize OSA’s impact and protect your head-to-toe wellness. Still, you might wonder about the financial aspect of your care. Will your medical insurance cover your sleep apnea treatment? This blog post provides important information.

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Understanding the Value of a Nightly Bedtime Routine

March 2, 2024

Happy woman wearing pajamas, sitting on bed

When you were a child, did your parents tell you to go to bed at a specific time each night? Back then, you might have complained because you felt like you were forced to sleep when you didn’t want to. The truth is, though, that a nightly bedtime routine is highly beneficial for everyone — including adults with sleep apnea! This blog post discusses the value of such a routine and how you can start to establish good habits.

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Do Dental Appliances Actually Work for Sleep Apnea?

December 20, 2023

Middle-aged man sleeping peacefully in bed

Usually, when a patient is diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), their doctor is quick to prescribe CPAP therapy. Unfortunately, many people struggle to get into a routine with their CPAP; they may find it to be uncomfortable and inconvenient. The good news is that many OSA patients qualify for a dental sleep appliance, also called an oral appliance. This CPAP alternative has been growing in popularity in recent years, but is it really effective? Yes! This blog post explains what you should know before you decide how to address your OSA.

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