Posts Tagged ‘ Sleep Apnea ’

Can A Trip To The Dentist Help You Sleep?

Many people struggle with sleep apnea, a condition that causes a person to stop breathing is his or her sleep. The body reacts by sending signals to the brain that tell it to wake up. This can disrupt sleep and leave you feeling tired and unrested. You probably didn’t know that a dentist can treat… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 16 2015

Can A Dental Device Help Your Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a health problem that affects millions of people. In many cases it can be a sign of another health problem. There are currently a variety of sleep apnea treatments on the market but some can be expensive or uncomfortable and others just simply don’t work. A new dental device looks promising at… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 5 2015

Heavy Snoring, Sleep Apnea Tied To Early Brain Disorders

Snoring is a frustrating problem that many people suffer from. Not only is snoring annoying to those who sleep with or near you, it could also be bad for your health. A recent study shows that snoring and sleep apnea could lead to early braid disorders. According to the study, people who snore are much… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 29 2015

Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder

Researchers are recommending that anyone suffering from atrial fibrillation should also be screened for sleep disorders. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular or rapid heart beat. Many people who suffer from atrial fibrillation also suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Researchers from New York University Langone Medical Center conducted seven studies to determine how CPAP machines affect people… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 21 2015

Can Cold Weather Make Sleep Apnea Worse?

Michigan Cosmetic, General & Sedation Dentistry As we enter the cooler months of autumn and prepare for the cold Michigan winter, people who suffer from sleep apnea may experience an increase in symptoms. According to a ten-year study that included over 7,500 sleep apnea patients, there is an average six percent increase in cases of… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 12 2015

Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition that causes sufferers to wake up many times in the night. It occurs when airways become so obstructed that the brain wakes you from sleep to restore breathing. The Grand Rapids dentists at A Life of Smiles can help you or a loved one who is experiencing the… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 25 2015

The Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially deadly medical condition in which your breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. When your airway is obstructed, the resulting oxygen deprivation and carbon dioxide buildup cause your brain to rouse you from sleep. This can happen many times in the night and take its toll over time if left untreated.… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 25 2015

Sleep Apnea in Children

The dangerous condition known as sleep apnea most often affects adults, particularly overweight men. But mounting evidence indicates that an increasing number of children also suffer from this potentially life-threatening sleep disorder. Common Forms of Sleep Apnea Because the most common forms of sleep apnea—obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea —are associated with severe… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 25 2015

Treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Grand Rapids

Snoring is not always a sign of the potentially life-threatening condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but it is the most common symptom. Regardless of the source of snoring, the Grand Rapids dentists at A Life of Smiles can help you find the right treatment to restore restful sleep for you and your loved… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 24 2015

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea occurs when an airway becomes partially or fully blocked. Normally, our throat muscles remain stiff when we are awake (to help to keep our airway open so that air can flow in and out of our lungs), and relaxed when we are sleeping. Sometimes, however, these throat tissues relax too much and an… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 24 2015