All posts by Andrea Patrick

  • Sep 06, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Can Sleep Apnea Cause Panic Attacks?

    Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which is characterized by hypopnea. This is a decrease in breathing during sleep or apnea which is a pause in breathing during one’s sleep. This is a very serious...

  • Aug 30, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Remedies for Shift Work Sleep Disorder

    Shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder. It is common in those who work non-traditional hours like early morning shifts, night shifts, graveyard shifts or rotating shifts. The symptoms of this...

  • Aug 21, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    5 Signs Your Child Might Have A Sleep Disorder

    According to research, when children don’t get enough sleep, it may cause problems in their academic, and social life.  Children between the ages of 7-10 require, on average, approximately 9 hours of sleep.  Lack of...

  • Aug 16, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Water Before Bed… A Snoring Treatment?

    Drinking water is essential to living and is a healthy habit but is drinking water before bed healthy?

    Here are a few helpful and not so helpful effects of drinking water before bedtime.  Who...

  • Aug 07, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    ADHD and Sleep Disorder

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder which is characterized by hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and/or impulsivity. It is a condition which begins in childhood and might persist into adulthood. People with ADHD have trouble focusing and sitting...

  • Aug 01, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Effects of Listening To Music While Sleeping

    If you find it hard to fall asleep, you’ve probably tried it all – from counting sheep to listening to music.  But what are the effects of listening to music while sleeping? Let’s find out.

  • Jul 24, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    TMJ Symptoms and Treatment

    Have you ever experienced jaw pain while chewing?  Or maybe sometimes you hear a clicking or popping sound from your jaw.  You may be experiencing TMD jaw pain or TMJ symptoms.    Since the TMJ enables...

  • Jul 10, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    VIVOS Oral Appliances

    The VIVOS oral appliance is the latest buzz in oral appliance therapy and Sleep Medicine.   As with any new product, there is some truth and some speculation.  Sleep Dentist and Sleep Doctors are now debating...

  • Jul 09, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    5 Benefits of Sleeping Without A Pillow

    Did you know that some Sleep Specialists in New York believe that sleeping without a pillow has numerous benefits?  Chances are you're use to sleeping with your pillow. Let's take a look at the top...

  • Jun 28, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Full Breath Appliance and Its Benefits

    If you suffer from sleep apnea, snoring or poor health due to sleep problems then full breath appliances may be for you. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes breathing to start and...

  • Jun 24, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Side Effects of Positional Sleep Apnea

    Do you often wake up gasping for air? If yes, you may be struggling with positional sleep apnea!

    Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes intermittent pauses in your breathing while you...

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    Jun 19, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Difference Between Deep Sleep and REM Sleep

    All sleep is not the same. Deep sleep and REM, for instance, are two different forms of sleep which are often confused with one another. Each of these is a different stage of sleep, have...

  • Jun 10, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Sleep Apnea Dentist or Doctor: Which Is Better?

    Which should you choose, a sleep apnea dentist?  Or a regular doctor? Do you think you may have sleep apnea?  What should your next step be?  Which professional should you visit to help evaluate the...

  • May 31, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Oral Appliance Therapy: What To Expect

    If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, chances are that your sleep dentist will recommend an oral appliance therapy for you. Don't worry, it only sounds intimidating, but it really isn’t – in fact, you’ll love...

  • May 20, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    What Is A Sleep Dentist….And Do I Need One?

    Do you wake yourself up snoring?  Has your bed partner told you that you stop breathing while sleeping? Do you wake up feeling unrefreshed or tired?  If you answered yes to any of these questions….you...

  • May 15, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    So You Think You Have Sleep Apnea

    You’ve had a sleep study and the results may indicate that you have some form of sleep apnea.  So what is the next step?  Learning about sleep apnea and some of the treatment options is...

  • May 08, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Do You Need A Sleep Study?

    Have you been told you snore? Has your bed partner heard you choking in your sleep? Well, chances are you may have a sleeping disorder and may need a sleep study to diagnose the issue.

  • Apr 16, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    How to Identify Nasal Snoring

    Nasal snoring doesn’t actually mean you snore through your nose. It means that problems within the nose are causing you to breathe through your mouth. This is what leads to nasal snoring.

    There are...

  • Apr 04, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Oral Sleep Appliance- Things to Know

    Just like there are several types and forms of snoring, there are also numerous remedies, techniques, and devices that help silence the snore. One effective solution is the use of oral sleep appliances.

    These custom...

  • Mar 27, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    What Kind of Snorer Are You?

    There are many factors that cause snoring in humans and just as many snoring remedies. There are also several signs that indicate there might be a more serious problem causing the snoring. Some of the...

  • Mar 18, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Are Snoring Aids The Best Answer?

    There are hundreds of snoring aids on the market, but which ones are the best? Do they really work? If you struggle with snoring, you know that it’s not just annoying, but it could also...

  • Mar 05, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (2)

    Side Effects of Sleep Apnea Devices

    Sleep Apnea is a serious disorder that interrupts an individual’s breathing while they are asleep. Individuals may repeatedly stop breathing and resume again, which is cause for serious alarm. Sleep Dentists are continuously working toward...

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    Feb 27, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Silence The Snore With Anti-Snoring Devices

    Nothing makes you run to the hills faster than a snoring partner bed partner.  But before you pack your sleeping bag and head out, keep reading  to learn about how you can help silence the...

  • Feb 20, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Clenching Your Teeth During Sleep-Use A Sleep Apnea Mouth Guard

    Some people tend to clench and grind their teeth in sleep. A common way to treat this is to use a sleep apnea mouth guard.  While teeth clenching and grinding is considered normal if done...

  • Feb 13, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Paralyzed During Sleep? Call A Sleep Doctor

    Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and not knowing why you can’t move your body, a sleep doctor/sleep dentist may have the answer.  It can be a scary feeling like something sitting...

  • Feb 05, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy: Sleep Apnea and Snoring

    Sleep Apnea can be a life-threatening condition and oral appliances can be used to help make sleep not so scary.  In case you don't know, sleep apnea can cause individuals to stop breathing and resume...

  • Jan 17, 2019 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Temporomandibular Joint Disorder…..What???

    Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.  It’s not easy to say, and it is even harder to understand.  One thing is for sure, it is very real and treatable.

    What exactly is this?

    This disorder begins...

  • Dec 26, 2018 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    A Holiday List for Living with OSA


    The holidays can sometimes difficult and stressful, running here and there, preparing for out of town guest.  The thoughts of these tasks can interrupt your sleep. Now just think how that lack of sleep...

  • Nov 12, 2018 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Is It More Than A Snore?

    Let’s face it, you’ve had a hard day at work, you are tired and all you want to do is climb in your bed and get some real sleep so you can be ready to...

  • Nov 08, 2018 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    How It Began…

    It Starts Here...
    Some 12 years ago, Dr. Barry Chase of New York, sold his thriving traditional dental practice to focus exclusively on his passion, Dental Sleep Medicine. Today in 12 locations in the NYC...

  • Oct 10, 2018 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Improve Stroke Recovery

    Doctors know that sleep apnea is a known risk factor for stroke. The big surprise is that current the treatment of sleep apnea may aid in the recovery of stroke patients. Clinical trials set to...

  • Sep 26, 2018 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    6 Ways to Help Silence Snoring

    It’s not pretty, fun or sexy, but it happens, and the conversation is how do we make it stop? No, we’re not talking about the current political mudslinging contest, we are talking about snoring. Forty-five...

  • Sep 26, 2018 Andrea Patrick comments (0)

    8 Quick Advantages of Using a Snoring Appliance

    Do you wake up feeling a little zombish? Feeling like you really didn’t get the refreshing sleep you need? Well this could be an indication that you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea.  Many have...