Sleep Apnea

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

More than seven million Americans receive a sleep apnea diagnosis every year. One might think that they can go to a dentist or a family doctor and receive that diagnosis. Although these doctors are vital in treating disordered breathing, they do not provide the testing or diagnosis. OSA? CSA? What’s That? The medical condition that …

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A Dangerous Season for Sleep Apnea

Epidemics and illnesses are center-stage right now. Current events and healthcare experts remind people every day about the potential dangers of getting sick and its impact on their community at large. Cold and flu prevention are significant health concerns, especially during a pandemic. With disease at the top of our minds, people are practicing better …

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About Alternatives

While the continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine is generally the most common treatment for sleep apnea for doctors, it’s one of the most hated among those who have to use it. Why? Those who dislike the machine say it is uncomfortable, loud and can make them feel claustrophobic, which doesn’t really add up …

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Fluctuations and Sleeping Changes

Women who are gearing up for or currently going through menopause may notice a few changes as hormones ebb and flow. Some of these changes cause not-so-fun side effects, such as hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain and even the chance of developing breathing issues, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These side effects can be …

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Less Sleep May Mean More Risk

Can sleep apnea increase your risk of getting cancer? According to a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal, women with severe cases of sleep apnea may have an increased risk of developing cancer. But, the connection is not totally clear. One theory is that increased levels of nocturnal hypoxia — or time without …

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Breathe Deep

When you think about orthodontic treatment, you might consider how it will improve your appearance. But, did you ever consider how it can improve your breathing? While it’s true that orthodontics can enhance your smile, give you a more youthful appearance and boost your confidence, the right orthodontic regimen can also change your airway and …

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