What to expect at a new patient exam

Chances are if you’ve scheduled an appointment with us, you are doing so at the urging of a disgruntled partner wanting to avoid a sleep divorce due to your loud snoring. Or maybe you are just taking it upon yourself to learn about  ways you can achieve a more restful night’s sleep (and ultimately better health and immunity) as you... 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 »

Dr. Brandon Hedgecock on Fox 7 Austin: Pandemic Stress and Sleep

Millions of people across the globe suffered from sleep issues before COVID-19 and unfortunately, the pandemic has created a whole new host of problems, even for people who previously didn't have sleep concerns. Dr. Brandon Hedgecock recently spoke to Fox 7 Austin about the impact of pandemic-related stress on sleep habits. The uncertainty of COVID-19 paired with changes in daily schedules... read more »

Are you and your partner headed for a Sleep Divorce?

First there was “unconscious coupling,” now there’s “sleep divorce.” Sleep divorce is the term coined for partners who may be loving and amicable throughout the day but have a hard time sharing a bed at night. Sleep “divorcees” are opting for another spot in the house to slumber or even looking to buy a second bed in order to garner... read more »