Sleep Apnea & Anxiety – A Vicious Cycle

If you are one of our sleep apnea patients, then you know the effect this condition can have on your entire body. Sleep apnea can also have a significant impact on the state of your mental health. Patients who experience sleep apnea have a higher risk of dealing with anxiety. Anxiety is the natural way that some people deal with stressful situations. However, problems can arise when your anxiety is keeping you from living your daily life. Read on to learn if sleep apnea is causing you anxiety.

Is Your Dinner Time Affecting Your Sleep?

What time do you typically eat dinner? We know that dinner time varies for each person and family based on their activities and schedules. During this time of year, many dinner times are also changed because of holiday parties and family get-togethers. You may be surprised to learn that the time you eat dinner can affect your quality of sleep and your sleep apnea symptoms. So, if you have been struggling with your sleep lately, your dinner time may be to blame.

Could You Be Oversleeping?

We often discuss the importance of getting quality sleep. As we have explained in the past, a full night’s sleep is necessary to remain healthy and avoid medical issues. This is one of the reasons we are passionate about helping patients who suffer from sleep apnea. We want our patients to live a long and healthy life that they are happy to live life to the fullest. You may be surprised to learn that it is possible to get too much sleep. Read on to learn how your health can be affected if you are sleeping too much.

Pregnancy And Sleep Apnea

Pregnancy is such an exciting time as you await the new member of your family that will be joining you in a few short months. Although pregnancy can be exciting, there are also many changes that are constantly happening to a woman’s body. Women experience everything from hormone and mood changes to food aversions. One of the biggest changes that frequently happens during pregnancy is a change to your sleep habits and patterns. Some women find it difficult to get comfortable, especially towards the end of pregnancy, while others are up numerous times a night using the bathroom. There could be another reason that your sleep is being disrupted during pregnancy — sleep apnea.

Destress For Better Oral Health And Sleep

We hope that you are having a wonderful summer and finding time to relax. Many people look forward to the summer months all year long as there is usually an expectation of less on the to-do list and a lighter schedule. Families enjoy school being closed as well as activities on hold for the summer. Companies adapt a summer schedule giving a more relaxed atmosphere. Are you dreading the return of fall due to the added stress that follows with the aspects of your day-to-day life? We want to share some helpful tips to manage your stress, which is beneficial, especially if you suffer from TMD or sleep apnea. Continue reading to learn more.

Smoking And Sleep Apnea

For years, we have learned about the harm smoking can cause to your overall health. There seems to be an endless number of complications and diseases caused as a side effect from smoking and tobacco use. People can experience issues such as cancer, heart disease, lung diseases, breathing issues, and problems with the immune system. Smokers are also more likely to experience sleep apnea and severe symptoms caused by sleep apnea.

Does Your Sleep Apnea Seem Worse In The Summer?

I know that many of you are excited for the arrival of warmer weather and for the fact that the start of the summer season is a few short days away. Summer is a time we associate with longer days, activities in the sun, family vacations, and spending time with friends and family outdoors. While all of the summer fun is wonderful, if you suffer from sleep apnea you may have a different opinion. Continue reading to learn how summer fun can affect your sleep apnea symptoms.

Sleep Apnea And Increased Risk Of Heart Disease

At TMD & Sleep Apnea Clinic, we are passionate about diagnosing and treating patients who suffer from sleep apnea. Unfortunately, approximately 80% of sleep apnea cases remain undiagnosed. Not only is this disheartening because adults are not getting the sleep they need and deserve, but these individuals are also more likely to experience serious health issues. One health issue that can be the result of untreated sleep apnea is cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the broad term for anyone who experiences any disease that affects the heart or blood vessels.

Dangers Of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleeping well is one of the most important things you can do to help your overall health. Think of the days after you have had a poor night’s sleep. You may be irritable, feel exhausted during the day, and just not seem like yourself. There are a large number of people who feel like this every day because they suffer from a common condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which the soft tissues in the back of the throat relax during sleep, obstructing the airway and limiting proper oxygen flow. More than 22 million people suffer from the effects of sleep apnea. It is extremely concerning to think of the number of people who suffer from this condition and never seek treatment or receive a diagnosis. When sleep apnea remains untreated, it can be extremely damaging to your overall health and can lead to serious health complications.

Tips For Sleeping More Peacefully

Which season is your favorite? While each season has its perks, many people do not choose winter as their top choice even though there are some clear benefits to point out. One benefit of winter is the slower pace and time spent at home to recharge. Winter is also a popular time to evaluate the state of your health and make any changes necessary before warmer weather arrives. If you experience sleep apnea and issues with your sleep, winter is the perfect time to create a nighttime routine to help you sleep peacefully. Read on to learn simple steps that you can easily add to your nighttime routine to assist with sleep.