Boca Raton Dental Sleep Medicine

Cannabinoid Drug Might Help with Sleep Apnea Treatment

February 26, 2018

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soundly sleepingSleep apnea is currently the second-most prominent sleep disorder in the U.S., affecting about 1 in 5 adults every single night. While there are multiple treatments for the disorder, including CPAP therapy, oral appliance therapy, and corrective surgery, they all have one thing in common: they seek to fix the problem mechanically. However, in a recent clinical trial led by professors from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University, they tried to determine if a drug could actually be used effectively for sleep apnea treatment. They decided to use dronabinol, which is made using a synthetic version of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. How did the trial work? What did they discover? Read on to find out. (more…)

Is Sleep Apnea Preventing You From Dreaming?

February 22, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 2:08 pm

dreaming woman

Despite what you may remember most mornings, people actually dream every single night—we just tend to forget it a lot of the time! Dreaming is actually a part of REM sleep or the deepest part of the sleep cycle. REM sleep is absolutely essential to getting a full night’s rest, and if you’re deprived of it, say because of sleep apnea, your health could actually be at risk. How at risk? And why is dreaming so important to your health anyway? What can you do if you’re not getting the quality of sleep you need every night? Today, we reveal why your dreams are actually important to your overall wellbeing.


The Risks of Sleep Deprivation

February 17, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 2:24 pm

yawning womanIf you quickly Google something like “how to be healthier” or “simple health tips,” you’ll basically get all of the same advice from everywhere you look (at least from the people/sites who know what they are talking about): eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep. As people become busier and more attached to devices with each passing year, it’s usually that last item that gets neglected the most. Why is sleep so essential to your health? Even more important, what can happen to you if you don’t get enough sleep? Today, I’m going to share some of the most common effects of sleep deprivation and what you can do to make sure you get enough sleep night after night. (more…)

Drunk Driving vs. Drowsy Driving: Which is Worse?

February 9, 2018

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tired driverWe’ve all done it at one time or another, and chances are, most of the people you know have as well. What I’m talking about is driving while drowsy. While we’ve all heard a lot about the dangers of driving while drunk, one of the most fatal driving conditions actually involves sleep deprivation. For the kinds of patients I treat every day—those with sleep apnea—driving while drowsy is just a normal part of their life. Today, I want to reveal just how dangerous this really is as well as what you can do to avoid it and keep yourself safe. (more…)

Do Severe Hot Flashes Mean That You Have Sleep Apnea?

January 22, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 1:03 pm

woman with hot flashFor many premenopausal and postmenopausal women, hot flashes are just a fact of life, and unfortunately, they often cause sleep disturbances, though many women simply try to ignore them. However, in a new study recently published by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), women who suffered from severe hot flashes were almost twice as likely to also have sleep apnea. What is the connection between the two? We discuss it today, and whether or not hot flashes mean you need to get sleep testing. (more…)

Need Snoring Treatment in Melbourne? Try These 4 At-Home Tips!

January 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 1:06 pm

snoringIt’s a typical night in bed for you, in that you’re just staring at the ceiling as your partner snores like it’s their job. You’ve tried jabbing them with your elbow or just putting a pillow on their head, but short of smothering them, nothing seems to help long term. There has to be a way to get them to stop snoring completely, right?  You can’t go through another sleepless night! Thankfully, easy, at-home snoring treatment in Melbourne is possible, so today, we’re going to share the 4 best ways to help your partner stop snoring. (more…)

Is Napping Dangerous?

January 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 8:06 pm

napping womanFor some people, the only way they’re able to get through the day without riding a wave of caffeinated beverages is by taking a nap. It seems pretty straightforward: if you’re tired in the middle of the day, a nap is a quick fix. However, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, napping has been linked to higher mortality. So wait, does this mean that napping is actually dangerous? As with all things having to do with human health, it depends, and in today’s blog, we’re going to discuss whether or not it’s a good idea for you to be napping every day. (more…)

Why Can’t I Get Enough Sleep?

January 2, 2018

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sleepy personThe alarm goes off, and you’d rather be listening to nails on a chalkboard right now, because at least with that, it wouldn’t signal that it’s time to get up. Once again, you made sure to go to bed at a decent hour, and once again, after sleeping through the entire night, you still wake up feeling completely exhausted.

What is the problem? No matter how much you sleep at night or how many naps you take, it just never seems to be enough. Should you be concerned? What is causing this? Today, we reveal what may be impacting your sleep quality and preventing you from getting the rest you deserve night after night. (more…)

How Common is Sleep Apnea in Melbourne?

December 27, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 1:05 pm

statistics Right now, about 22 million Americans are currently suffering from sleep apnea, and while that is an extremely high number, here is another one that is a bit more shocking: over 80% of people with sleep apnea go untreated because they are either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. That means about 17.6 MILLION people currently have an uncontrolled sleep disorder! Of course, numbers this large can be somewhat hard to imagine in your head, so to bring this issue home, we’ve decided to crunch the numbers and reveal how many people likely have sleep apnea in Melbourne. Are your sleep issues due to sleep apnea? We’ll reveal your chances today. (more…)

Do You Have Sleep Apnea in Boca Raton?

December 21, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmogell @ 2:47 pm

statisticsOver the past few months, you’ve noticed that you always feel tired during the day despite sleeping through the entire night. You’ve tried going to bed earlier and earlier, but every time you wake up, it feels like you haven’t slept a wink. You probably just need a new mattress, right? There’s no way this could actually be something you should worry about… Unfortunately, if you’re experiencing this symptom along with chronic snoring and others, you may very well have sleep apnea, a serious condition that can rob you of your sleep and your overall health. Sleep apnea is actually much more common than you think, affecting about 22 million Americans every night. But, to add a bit more focus, we’re going to crunch some national and local numbers to let you know how likely you are to have obstructive sleep apnea in Boca Raton. (more…)

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