Non-Invasive Sleep Apnea Alternatives to Inspire Therapy

Non-Invasive Sleep Apnea Alternatives to Inspire Therapy

A new addition to the repertoire for treating sleep apnea is a technique generally named Inspire. A pacemaker like device is surgically implanted under the clavicle which is attached to a wire. The wire stimulates the hypoglossal nerve (the nerve innervating the...

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Alternative Insomnia Treatments

Alternative Insomnia Treatments

There are many reasons why a person may suffer from insomnia. Some causes are physical, some are emotional, and others are related to stress. Many insomniacs are given pain medication or sleep medication to treat their condition, and pharmacological treatment is the...

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What are the Effects of Insomnia?

What are the Effects of Insomnia?

Many patients who have sleep apnea also complain of insomnia. Although they are two conditions that often occur together, they are not associated, and there are many different factors that can contribute to insomnia. Some factors include medication, hormonal changes,...

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What are some of the visible clinical signs of OSA?

What are some of the visible clinical signs of OSA?

According to the National Research and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, there are many visible signs of sleep apnea that a sleep dentist can detect during a routine dental check-up. One of these signs includes a neck size of 15 inches or greater for...

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Treating Asymptomatic Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Treating Asymptomatic Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Hypertension can be caused by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and is deemed a "silent killer" because people often do not show any symptoms. Sleep apnea may also be considered a "silent killer" because of the link to cardiovascular disease and because so many people...

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Relieving TMJ Pain and OSA With Oral Devices

Relieving TMJ Pain and OSA With Oral Devices

It is known that 80% of people who grind their teeth during sleep have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The grinding occurs with each apnea event. For this reason, a patient who is a known "bruxer" (a person who involuntarily grinds their teeth) should be...

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Could Teeth Grinding Be a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

Could Teeth Grinding Be a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

Night-time teeth grinding known as sleep bruxism is the third most common sleep disorder, occurring in 8% of adults. Sleep bruxing or grinding is a sleep disorder that occurs 80 percent of the time with sleep apnea. It occurs together with a sleep apnea event. The...

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Is Snoring Affecting You or Your Partner?

Is Snoring Affecting You or Your Partner?

Is your snoring affecting your partner or waking you up? Well then an FDA Approved Oral Device might be the solution. Snoring can be surprisingly loud and very easily awaken your partner because as you go deeper into sleep, you tend to become more relaxed. The more...

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How does sleep apnea occur?

How does sleep apnea occur?

Obstruction occurs behind the base of the tongue and behind the soft palate, which blocks the airway. When one is sleeping, the brain fails to signal the muscles to keep moving, so you are not able to breathe correctly. The brain only signals partially and that is...

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Oral Device vs. CPAP for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Oral Device vs. CPAP for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Oral Device How does it work? Moves the lower jaw forward, opening the airway. Does my insurance cover? Yes, through medical insurance Can it travel with me? Easily. It can fit in a carry-on or in a little retainer case. Is it comfortable? Most patients can wear it...

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