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Sleep Apnea Blog

03. 01. 2019

Sleep Apnea

Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a dangerous disorder that causes you to momentarily stop breathing multiple times per night. Because the symptoms occur while you are unconscious, you may not even be aware that you have a problem until someone else brings it to your attention. However, there are warning signs of sleep apnea that occur while…

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01. 29. 2019

Sleep Aches, Sleep Apnea

Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Oral appliance therapy is commonly used today in the treatment of mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  For patients who suffer from severe OSA and are utilizing a CPAP machine (gold standard for severe cases), an oral appliance can be used in conjunction with the CPAP for maximum benefit to the patient.  Some patients…

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01. 03. 2019

Sleep Apnea

What Doctor Treats Sleep Apnea?

Individuals who have sleep apnea experience interrupted breathing again and again during the night, which disrupts sleep and can lead to serious physical and mental health complications. If you’re experiencing daytime sleepiness, chronic snoring, mood disturbances, depression or fatigue, sleep apnea could be the cause. While a primary care physician can diagnose sleep apnea, he…

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01. 03. 2019

Sleep Apnea

Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment: What Are Your Options? Sleep apnea is a condition in which an individual stops breathing every few minutes during sleep, most commonly because the muscles at the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to daytime fatigue, heart disease, hypertension, memory problems and…

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11. 19. 2018

Sleep Aches, Sleep Apnea

Eye Disorders in Adults

How many of you have struggled with different eye disorders?  Did you ever think that they could be related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?  A multitude of symptoms are associated with OSA, as we have discussed in the past.  This month we will focus on the side effects that relate to your eyes. There are…

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