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How Your Phone Could Be Ruining Your Sleep

January 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 11:08 pm
Woman lying awake in bed checking cell phone

Are you satisfied with the sleep you’re getting every night? There are many factors that could be causing the quality of your rest to suffer, such as sleep apnea. But one contributor that you might not have even thought of could be the amount of time you spend on your phone, laptop, or other devices just before bed. You might think they’re helping you wind down after a long day, but they could actually be interfering with your body’s ability to get a proper amount of sleep. Read on to see why turning your phone off early could help you enjoy more peaceful nights of quality sleep.


How Can a Sleep Diary Help in Diagnosing Sleep Apnea?

December 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 7:55 pm
Writing in sleep log on a desk with cup of tea

Before sleep apnea can be treated, it needs to be properly diagnosed. After all, how can you truly find a solution for your sleep disorder if you don’t know for sure what kind of disorder it is? In order to make such a diagnosis, your doctor will have to gather as much information as possible about your sleep habits; to that end, a sleep diary can be an invaluable tool. If you have any reason to think you might not be sleeping as soundly as you could at night, read on to learn how a sleep diary could help you narrow down the nature of your problem.


Is Sleep Apnea Aging You During the Night?

December 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 7:47 pm

There’s a difference between your chronological age and your biological age; the first is the number of years you’ve been alive while the second is how old your body actually seems based on changes in your chromosomes and other factors. Needless to say, having a biological age that’s significantly higher than your chronological age can be harmful for your health in the long run – and if you have a sleep disorder, your body could be aging at an accelerated rate without you even realizing it. Read on to learn how recent studies have linked aging to sleep-disordered breathing – and what you can do to protect yourself!


Why is Sleep Apnea Becoming More Common?

November 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 10:15 pm
Close-up of hands writing “sleep apnea” on clipboard

In recent years, cases of sleep apnea – a disorder where a person suffers pauses in breathing while they’re asleep – have been on the rise. A study published by The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) found that sleep apnea incidents increased by 850% between 2014 and 2017. What is the root cause of this sleep apnea epidemic? And what can you do to protect yourself from the risk factors? Read on to learn essential information that could help you continue to enjoy sweet dreams.


Why Driving While Drowsy is Dangerous

November 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 10:02 pm
Woman yawning while holding steering wheel one-handed

The risks of drunk driving are well known, but how often have you considered the dangers of drowsy driving? Not getting enough quality sleep can affect your body in a variety of ways, but the most obvious consequence is that you’ll feel tired during the day – and that exhaustion could easily lead to accidents while behind the wheel. If you suffer from a disorder such as sleep apnea that prevents you from getting quality rest, it’s extremely important to be aware of the impact that it could have on your driving so that you don’t delay in seeking treatment.


Could a Lack of Sleep Cause You to Eat More Junk Food?

October 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 2:31 pm
Hamburger, French fries, and assorted junk foods

If sleep apnea is preventing you from getting enough rest, you can naturally expect it to affect your body and the quality of your life in several ways. Some of these effects are obvious, such as suffering from constant exhaustion and having trouble staying focused. However, did you know that a lack of sleep could also change some of your habits, such as the foods you eat? In this post, you’ll learn about the unexpected link between sleep deprivation and your appetite – and why you might suddenly find yourself craving more junk food than usual.


The Clock Is Ticking on Your 2020 Insurance Benefits!

September 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 8:39 pm
Health insurance form for sleep apnea treatment beneath stethoscope

Where did 2020 go? It seems like just yesterday, we were welcoming the new year and looking forward to all its possibilities. Then the world seemed to turn upside, and here we are — already approaching the end of the year. You may have a long to-do list of things you want to accomplish before 2020 ends, such as shopping for celebrations and making plans for 2021. However, there is one more thing you might need to add to your list: making an appointment to pursue sleep apnea treatment. The clock is ticking on your 2020 insurance benefits!


Why Snoring Can Be More Serious Than It Seems

August 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 9:37 pm
Young man lying on pillows and snoring

As annoying as it can be for people trying to sleep nearby, snoring is not always thought of as a serious problem. In fact, it’s common for movies and television shows to use snoring as a joke. But if you’ve been told that you snore frequently, you should never just brush it off. In fact, depending on the circumstances, you may need to get in touch with a sleep doctor as soon as possible to see if you might be suffering from a disorder such as sleep apnea! Here’s why those noises you make at night can be more serious than they appear.  


Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Here’s How to Tell!

July 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 1:34 pm
Woman with sleep apnea who looks tired at work

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that involves pauses in breathing while resting, leading to difficulty getting shut eye. Loud snoring is an easy way to know if you’re affected by sleep apnea, but what if you sleep alone? Is there any way you can tell if you have this disorder? Thankfully, your dentist has put together a list of the typical warning signs of sleep apnea. Keep reading to get a better idea of what’s going on while you’re trying to get some rest!


Can Snoring and Sleep Apnea Hurt Your Marriage?

June 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 9:53 pm

Many of the worst side effects of sleep apnea are very subtle, such as an increased risk of heart disease or a weakened immune system. However, one of the most common symptoms of this disorder is also one of the most obvious: loud snoring that can keep the people around you awake at night. This particular symptom may not directly harm your body, but it could cause your marriage to suffer. Read on to learn more about the strain sleep apnea can put on your relationships – and why getting treatment right away could be even more important than you think!

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