Our dentists and our entire team are passionate about continuing education opportunities to provide our patients with the latest and greatest knowledge and practices to assist with their oral health and overall well-being. We recently had the opportunity for our dental team to travel to Lexington, KY to attend a training at The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. We learned valuable information and techniques to improve the care we offer. Read on to learn more about this training and how it can affect your care.
Do you have family members that are constantly complaining about your snoring? If the answer is yes, then you might be suffering from a very common condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the upper airway becomes blocked during sleep, reducing or stopping your breathing throughout the night. Basically, this means that, during the time you are sleeping, you have short periods where you stop breathing. Your sleep becomes affected by this because your brain becomes alerted and wakes you up briefly over and over. Many people who are affected are unaware that they are waking during the night.
While we may be spending more time at home these days, those who suffer from sleep apnea can take advantage of this time to practice habits and activities that boost the effect of sleep apnea treatments and improve their overall health. If you or a family member suffers from loud snoring, constant waking during the night while gasping for air, and daytime fatigue, certain lifestyle changes can help boost sleep apnea treatment success. Read on to find out more.
If not treated properly, sleep apnea can cause health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, psychological disorders, and more. There are multiple treatments for sleep apnea, however, that can promote a healthier lifestyle and keep these conditions at bay. One of them is exercise.
It’s commonly known that sleep apnea, if left untreated, can cause serious health issues such as heart disease and stroke. What most people don’t know is this sleep disorder can increase your risk of diabetes and only make it worse for people who already suffer from the disease. Do you or your loved one suffer from sleep apnea? If so, the following information could help protect you from further health problems.
At Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins, we believe that ongoing education and training are two of the most important things we can do to continue providing our patients with the most up-to-date oral health care. We are always looking for new opportunities to grow in these areas, and we take advantage of various educational and training experiences as often as possible.
Has it been awhile since your last visit with us? If so, you may not be aware that we accept and treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. OSA is a disorder that involves episodes of interrupted breathing that occur multiple times during a night’s rest. Read on to learn the symptoms of sleep apnea and what our team is doing to help recognize the disorder in our patients.
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Benefits of Exercise for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that causes stress to the heart by repeatedly interrupting sleep at night when breathing stops. The sleep disorder can lead to a host of other health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, diabetes, and obesity. Symptoms of OSA…
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