For years snoring has prompted humorous cartoon depictions of bed partners sorting out their different views of the problem and hilarious videos revealing what the non-snoring bed partner will resort to in order to get a good night’s sleep. The problem with snoring, however, is that both parties - the snorer and snoree (what I call the person who is forced to listen to the … [Read more...] about Snoring Is Not Funny – Just Ask A Snoree
Medical research continues to assess how poor sleep quality and sleep disorders in general influence pain thresholds and the experience of muscle and joint pain. One common area of study pertains to obstructive sleep apnea and the larger field of sleep related breathing disorders - conditions that can lead to fragmented sleep. Therefore, if you have TMJ pain, it’s really … [Read more...] about The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and TMJ
Depending to whom you speak, whether it be a sleep physician, a dentist, a respiratory therapist, an ENT surgeon, an oral surgeon, or even a dietician, you will hear a wide variety of opinions as to the best way to manage obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and/or sleep-related breathing disturbances. Though biases remain strong, our practice continues to blend the best of multiple … [Read more...] about Great Marriages In Apnea Treatment Strategies
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are not only disruptive to your bed partner; they may also be the cause of many other illnesses. And as we have seen in the news recently, can result in deadly vehicle accidents. If you have opted to wear an oral appliance at night for snoring and/or sleep apnea (as opposed to using a CPAP machine) you may have noticed that it’s not … [Read more...] about Is Your Sleep Apnea Appliance Working?
Snoring, long considered to be no more than a social nuisance, is now seen by the medical community as a possible sign of more serious health conditions. In order, however, to determine whether a patient’s snoring indicates a more serious disorder, like obstructive sleep apnea, overnight sleep studies are critical to obtain. The problem of course is that many patients are … [Read more...] about Snorers! Now A Sleep Study Can Be Done in Your Own Home