When you visit our office, you may meet with some of our team members, but you may not know just how awesome they are! Our team is integral in helping patients like you get the TMD and sleep apnea therapy they need in order to lead healthier lives. I count on them every day to bring their A game, and they never disappoint. This month, I’d like to highlight Mackenzie Jakola, our New Patient Coordinator and Marketing Manager. You’ve probably seen her around the office, but I’d love for you to get to know her a little better. Read on to learn more.
One of the most challenging aspects of stopping the spread of COVID-19 is that many people who have the virus are asymptomatic and don’t realize they have it. This is especially important for CPAP users to realize. Why? It’s well known that the CPAP can increase the spread of an infectious disease by aerosolizing the virus. That means that an individual using the device to help with their sleep apnea symptoms could be spreading COVID-19 to their sleep partner even if they don’t know they have the virus.
While things are starting to open back up, you or your loved one might still be hesitant to go out in public and that’s ok! We still want to answer your questions and address any concerns you have. That’s why we offer Telemedicine Visits. Read more to find out about our virtual visits.
Do you get sick easily and more frequently than others? It turns out that lack of quality sleep has a profound effect on our immune system. Poor sleep doesn’t just make you groggy or fatigued the next day, it can actually make you sick.
We hope you have been able to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather we are having. While COVID has put restrictions on our lives, we are fortunate to live in an area where we can exercise outdoors. Exercise is important for keeping our bodies in shape and elevating our mood. It can also reduce the risk of some diseases and illness. In fact, it can protect against lung damage and lessen the effects of COVID-19. Read more to find out how exercise plays an important role in keeping us safe and healthy.
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD), a condition affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), often goes undiagnosed because people who suffer from it might not know the cause of their pain, and therefore, don’t know where to go for treatment. That’s why it’s important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to this common problem, which affects as many as 10 million Americans.
I hope you are faring well during this challenging time. I find it’s important to keep up with regular routines, especially when it comes to health. While most of our patients who live with sleep apnea are well aware of how a bad night’s sleep affects their daily routine, I thought this would be a good time to remind people of the effects of long-term poor sleep on overall health. Read on to find out more.
We’re sure you know by now that the benefits of exercise are far-reaching. Not only does regular physical activity improve muscle strength and boost your endurance, but it also helps your cardiovascular system deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues to give you more energy. Exercise plays a key role in keeping you healthy. It’s no wonder that it would also have a positive affect on your sleep quality, something that every sleep apnea patient strives for.
Your oral appliance works hard to help alleviate your TMD or sleep apnea systems. We understand it’s easy to forget about it once you take it out of your mouth, so we like to remind our patients every now and then about how to keep your appliance clean and in good condition. This will help extend the life of this important aid in your TMD or sleep apnea treatment. Read the tips below on how to care for your oral appliance.
Professional treatment for TMD will help give you relief from the pain and other annoying symptoms that keep you from enjoying your daily life. While undergoing treatment, there are also things you can do for yourself to complement your therapy and help create an even more successful outcome.