Do You Wake up With Neck or Shoulder Pain With Sleep Apnea?

When it comes to sleep apnea, using a CPAP machine can help you finally get the sleep your body needs. But what if you’re using a CPAP machine or other medical device to breathe easily in your sleep and still wake up with a sore neck or shoulder? Your neck and cervical spine are close to your upper airway, so... read more »

Four Signs that You Could Be a Secret Snorer

There are secret shoppers, secret handshakes, secret admirers, and even secret snorers. Everyone knows someone who snores so heavily at night that it disrupts others’ sleep, such as a partner or elderly family member. But you still might be a snorer, even if no one hears you or has to constantly nudge you to pipe down. That’s the secret snorer.... read more »

Don’t Let Daylight Savings Derail Your Sleep

Daylight savings time can often wreak havoc on even the most sound sleepers. But don’t let it get you down. Not this year. For 2020, especially when we could all use a generous helping of self-care, treat daylight savings as a time to refresh or reset your sleep habits. “Healthy, quality, restful sleep has an abundance of mood-boosting benefits, including... read more »

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We’re Weighing In On Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain

Being overweight can lead to obesity and many other health issues. Among these are hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and often sleep apnea, which deprives the body of restorative time needed each night to stay healthy and strong. Sleep loss may cause weight gain, and in turn, weight gain can also lead to sleep apnea—thus creating a vicious cycle between... read more »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Potential Health Problems

Sleeping and snoring often go together, but unfortunately, signs of sleep apnea can also include gasping for air and feeling exhausted day after day. If you suffer from chronic fatigue – even though you sleep eight hours a night – you might have a problem with sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious condition that can create health... read more »

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KXAN Studio 512: Sleep Divorce and Oral Appliance Sleep Apnea Treatment

If you’ve been banished to another room by your partner because you snore, you aren’t alone. Couples opting for a ‘sleep divorce’ are on the rise. Dental sleep expert Dr. Brandon Hedgecock was featured on KXAN’s Studio 512 to explain how couples can get back in the same bed AND both get a good night’s sleep using oral appliance therapy... read more »

Is there a link between sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction?

People with sleep apnea often stop breathing repeatedly during the night, causing them to snore loudly and have a restless night’s sleep. While experts aren’t sure why, some research has shown an increased incidence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men with sleep apnea because the disorder can affect your testosterone and oxygen levels. And what better time to discuss ED... read more »

Did You Know There Is a Connection Between Poor Oral Health and Sleep Apnea?

If you want to function optimally in your day-to-day responsibilities, you need a good night’s sleep under your belt. People who don’t get enough sleep may have poor dental health as one of the contributors. Your smile can affect the quality of your sleep as well as the quantity. For this reason, dental care can help determine and treat sleep... read more »

Could you be suffering from COVID-somnia?

Have you had trouble sleeping in recent months? Has your insomnia turned into an ongoing thing? It could be that you’re suffering from COVID-somnia. And you’re not alone. Physicians, and specifically sleep neurologists, have been reporting that the number of patients with sleep issues-- and those requiring medical help for it -- has skyrocketed since the onset of the COVID-19... read more »