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Can Exercising Lead to Better Sleep?

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 9:12 pm
couple exercising

Do you despise the idea of working out? You’re not alone. Many people would rather catch an extra 15-20 minutes of sleep than go for a run, walk, or jog in the morning. Although it might be tempting to roll over and hit the snooze button, the reality is that you may be creating more problems for your body. When you lack the fuel needed to stay energized throughout the day as well as get the rest you need at night, you enter into a cycle of restless sleep. So this begs the question, “Can exercise reduce sleep apnea symptoms?” Read on to find out.


ADHD & Sleep Apnea: What You Need to Know

December 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 3:16 am
man unable to concentrate in class

Do you find it difficult to concentrate because of your ADHD? With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it can prove challenging to get a restful night’s sleep. For both children and adults, the inability to fall asleep and stay asleep can negatively impact a person’s personal, professional, and social life. So, is it possible for ADHD and sleep apnea to be connected? A local sleep doctor explains how the two are linked and why seeking professional help is essential for a better life.


Can Sleep Apnea Be Fatal?

October 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 5:05 pm
man asleep and breathing through his mouth

Are you living with sleep apnea? Maybe you’re unaware of your symptoms, or maybe you think your condition isn’t that bad. The truth is that while millions of Americans are struggling to get the sleep they need as a result of snoring or an obstruction in the airway, a lack of treatment can result in serious consequences. If you’re wondering whether untreated sleep apnea can be fatal, a local sleep expert is here to explain.


4 Tips to Keeping Your Oral Sleep Appliance Clean

September 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 5:08 pm
bathroom sink

If you have an oral appliance to help mitigate the symptoms associated with sleep apnea, congratulations. These devices are truly unique and are proven effective at improving patients’ lives and quality of life. But when it comes to cleaning your oral appliance, you may feel as if you’re not doing it right or need additional help. In this article, we’ll look at four tips you can use to ensure the health and future of your sleep device.


5 Jaw Exercises to Help Alleviate Chronic Pain

August 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 9:26 pm
woman with jaw pain

TMD pain can be debilitating. Making it hard to open and close your mouth, you may feel as if there is little to no hope for your condition. Fortunately, when working with a sleep dentist, you’ll find there are several options to improve your jaw pain, one of which is performing jaw exercises. Read on to learn more about five of the most unique ones you can use while in the comfort of your own home.


TMJ in Women: What This Means For Your Oral Health

July 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 9:30 pm
a woman battling TMJ

Are you a woman who is suffering from intense jaw pain? Do you regularly wake with headaches or find it difficult to open and close your mouth, especially when eating? If so, you may have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Although common in men, the research states that women between the ages of 18 and 44 are at a much higher risk. Read on to learn why this is the case and what it means for your oral health.


The Connection Between Migraines and TMJ

June 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 9:28 pm
Woman with migraine

Do you suffer from debilitating migraines? This unfortunate condition can make day-to-day life extremely difficult. Taking medicines and attempting to eliminate stress may only do so much, but have you considered whether they might be tied to another potential problem? Could migraines and TMJ be closely connected? This article helps to answer this question as well as provide a solution to help you get relief from the pain.


3 Benefits to Sleeping with a Weight Blanket

May 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 8:21 pm
woman with a weighted blanket

For years now, weighted blankets have been viewed as a beneficial solution for children and adults who suffer from disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or even Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Because of their ability to soothe, parents often turned to them to help their little ones sleep better. But did you know they can also be beneficial to individuals who suffer from anxiety and sleep apnea? In this article, we’ll look at how they work and what benefits they offer to someone dealing with the inability to rest.


CPAP Machine Recalled? An Oral Appliance Is a Great Alternative

April 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 8:18 pm
a sleep apnea oral appliance

Did you know there are millions of people in the United States living with sleep apnea? Did you also know that an estimated two million individuals were recently affected by a recall of various BiPAP and CPAP machines by Philips Respironics? If you are one of the many who are now looking for an alternative solution to treat your sleep condition, learn why oral appliance therapy might just be what you need to start sleeping better.


Discover the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

March 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 9:02 pm
a drowsy driver

Do you ever fear you will become drowsy while driving? If you suffer from sleep apnea, this is a real concern that can have fatal consequences. Chronic fatigue can take a toll on your mind and body in many ways. If you want to avoid falling asleep at the wheel, it’s time to learn about the symptoms of sleep apnea and how your dentist can be your greatest ally in helping you achieve better rest.

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