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

July 13, 2020

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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

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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!


4 Signs That a TMJ Disorder is Causing Your Headaches

April 24, 2020

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Woman in purple shirt with jaw pain and headache

Everyone knows the feeling of a throbbing headache that gets in the way of work or school. If you don’t want this pain disrupting your life, it’s a good idea to try and narrow down the source of your migraines so that any underlying problems can be treated. Many headaches have an unexpected cause: excessive strain on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that holds the lower jaw to the head. TMJ disorders are possible to treat, but how will you know if you actually have one? Here are 4 symptoms to look for that could point to the true reason for your migraines.


4 Serious Consequences of Sleep Apnea You Might Not Be Aware Of

February 24, 2020

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Woman with sleep apnea awake in bed with headache

When you have sleep apnea, probably the most immediately noticeable sign will be loud snoring. The sound will be enough to keep your bed mate awake, and that can make for some very unenjoyable nights and a tense relationship. Sadly, though, snoring is far from your biggest concern; living with sleep apnea can lead to numerous health issues – and might even put your life in danger. Learn more about 4 hidden consequences of a sleep disorder that you need to be aware of.


Why You Should Stay Away from Sleep Aids If You Have Sleep Apnea

December 13, 2019

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Lately it’s been difficult for you to get a good night’s sleep; you often go through the day feeling exhausted, and you’ve been suffering from frequent bouts of insomnia. You’ve been thinking of using sleeping pills or another kind of sleep aid to try and get some quality rest. Before you do, however, you should know that exhaustion and insomnia are symptoms of sleep apnea – and using sleep aids can make this disorder even worse. Read on to learn what you should avoid if you have the slightest hint of sleep apnea.


What Does Sleep Apnea Have to Do with Your TMJ Disorder?

September 27, 2019

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Are you having trouble sleeping through the night without even realizing it? The American Sleep Apnea Association estimates that roughly 22 million Americans have sleep apnea, and about 80% of moderate to severe cases are undiagnosed. But as problematic as this disorder can be, it can also be connected to other conditions, such as chronic jaw pain. Read on to learn why someone suffering from sleep apnea might also need TMJ treatment.


5 Reasons Why Interrupted Sleep Can Be Dangerous

August 26, 2019

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You wake up, check the clock and, frustratingly, see that it’s still the middle of the night. This happens several times, and when morning finally comes, you’re exhausted. Unfortunately, tiredness could be the least of your problems. Interrupted sleep can have all sorts of negative effects on your mental and physical health – especially if it’s a result of a disorder like sleep apnea. Here are 5 potential dangers for frequent restless nights.


Discover What is Happening To Your Body As You Go Through Sleep Cycles

July 2, 2019

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You may think going to sleep is all about getting rest and essentially, “recovering” from the day’s events. While this isn’t entirely untrue, you’d be surprised to learn just how active your brain is while you sleep. In fact, your body and brain do a lot of work during sleep cycles. Find out exactly what happens to your body while you snooze, and why it’s beneficial to get the sleep you need and deserve.


Why a Good Night’s Sleep Can Help Protect Your Heart

June 28, 2019

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Heart clock

According to the CDC, most adults aren’t getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night. Not only can this lead to daytime drowsiness that can cause car crashes and mistakes at work, but it can also have a direct effect on your health – particularly your heart. Here are the facts on how good sleep is vital in protecting yourself from heart disease.


Why Women with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Fort Worth Are at Risk for Cardiac Arrest

May 7, 2019

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Are you a woman with obstructive sleep apnea? Whether you are aware of your symptoms or not, this common sleep disorder can be more than just an annoyance for you and your partner. In fact, obstructive sleep apnea in Fort Worth can lead to serious health conditions, including cardiac arrest in women. Why is that? Let us explain why women are more susceptible and how you can treat it.

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