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Are Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers More Likely to Develop Sleep Apnea?

May 22, 2024

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older woman suffering from rheumatoid arthritis

Do you wake up with stiff or inflamed joints? Are you chronically fatigued because of continuous inflammation throughout your body? It may be that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is to blame. But there is also another option – one that is commonly found among those living with RA – sleep apnea. Read on to discover how the two conditions are connected and what you can do to get the help you need.

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Sleep Apnea & Sleeping Pills: Is a Restful Night Possible?

March 15, 2024

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a man taking sleeping pills before bedtime

It is not uncommon for many individuals to turn to sleeping pills for help. After a long, exhausting day, taking something that promotes better rest may not sound like a bad idea. However, if you are living with sleep apnea, taking this type of medicine may prove more harmful than helpful. Read on to discover why it’s best to skip sleep aids if you want a more restful night.

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Finding the Link: What is the Connection Between Prediabetes and Sleep Apnea?

January 4, 2024

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woman checking her blood sugar

If you are living with prediabetes and also struggle to get the rest you need, you’re likely to be at risk for more serious health-related problems. Chronic fatigue and the inability to regulate your blood sugar can take their toll on your overall health and well-being, which is why it’s in your best interest to read on to discover why treatment for your sleep apnea is essential if you want to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and more.

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Do You Smell That? The Impact of Essential Oils on Sleep Apnea

December 19, 2023

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essential oils

If you’re struggling to get adequate rest each night, there is a good chance that you may be suffering from sleep apnea. But did you know that while research remains minimal, it is believed that essential oils can positively affect your sleep patterns? If you’re looking for a more natural way to stay in bed longer, find out which scents can make the biggest impact when it comes to more restful sleep.

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Why You Don’t Want to Neglect Treatment for Chronic Jaw Pain

November 15, 2023

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Woman with jaw pain

If you have trouble opening and closing your mouth to eat, or you feel a twinge of pain each time you yawn, it may be that you are suffering from TMJ. Also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), the inflammation or damage caused to these joints on either side of your head can make it hard to complete daily tasks like eating, speaking, and even smiling. If you’re unsure about the symptoms of TMJ or wonder if it’s something you should have treated, keep reading to find out why you’re better off seeking professional help sooner rather than later.

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Staying Awake at Night? 4 Factors That Make Sleep Apnea Worse

October 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 10:59 pm
man with a glass of alcohol

Are you struggling with getting adequate rest at night? While in some cases, you may be able to attribute it to staying up too late, it may be that you are dealing with a more serious condition – sleep apnea. Affecting millions of people in the United States, it can lead to chronic health problems if left untreated. But while waiting to see a professional, you may want to rethink these four lifestyle habits, as they may be factors that make your sleep apnea worse.

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Can a Wearable Device Detect Sleep Apnea?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 3:33 pm
young male asleep with mouth open

If you were to ask someone 50 years ago if phones and watches would be able to detect potential health problems, you probably would have been met with a laugh. However, fast-forward to 2023, and new products are popping up on shelves that are not only helping to mitigate serious health complications, but their size makes them easy to wear on your finger or wrist. If you are curious as to why you may be struggling to get the sleep you need, read on to find out more about the wearables that are now being used to help detect sleep apnea.

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Can Drooling Be a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

July 6, 2023

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woman with sleep apnea

How often do you wake up with a wet pillow? If you find that you need to wipe your mouth when you get up in the morning, it’s likely because you have been drooling. While it might seem like a harmless condition, the truth is that it could be linked to something more serious – sleep apnea. Find out the link between the two and what you can do to get help for your interrupted sleep.

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Which Foods Worsen Sleep Apnea?

May 12, 2023

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person with sleep apnea

The inability to get a full night’s rest can make day-to-day responsibilities even more difficult. The fact that you cannot breathe adequately is troublesome, causing you to feel helpless about your condition. But did you know that there are foods that make sleep apnea worse? If you are one of the millions struggling with this problem, find out which foods you should stay away from as well as which ones can help you get the sleep you need.

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Is There a Link Between Jaw Pain and Poor Posture?

April 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 3:40 pm
Woman with jaw pain

Whether you work from home or in an office, the way you sit and/or stand can have a negative impact on your neck, shoulders, and surprisingly, your jaw. When discomfort occurs throughout the temporomandibular joints, you might assume that it’s because you bit down on something hard or just overextended it when yawning. But can jaw pain be the result of poor posture? A sleep dentist is here to provide the answer and explain what you can do to get relief.

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