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4 Surprising Health Conditions Inadequate Sleep Is Associated With Dec 2nd, 2019

You know how you feel after a solid night’s sleep? No, we’re not talking about how you feel after a just-OK night of sleep. We’re talking about those nights when you crash hard, don’t wake up one single time, and wake up feeling ready to take on the world: You’re...

Could You Have Sleep Apnea — Without Knowing It? Nov 13th, 2019

Just because you snore doesn’t mean you have sleep apnea, but if you do snore, you should know that it’s one of the most common early warning signs of the condition. If you sleep alone, you may not even realize you’re snoring or experiencing any of the other telltale signs...

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Panic Attacks? Sep 6th, 2019

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 condition and it can lead to a lot of different health complications including death. Some...

Remedies for Shift Work Sleep Disorder Aug 30th, 2019

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 disorder are as follows: Excessive sleepiness Lack of energy Insomnia that prevents you from getting...

5 Signs Your Child Might Have A Sleep Disorder Aug 21st, 2019

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 sleep can cause problems, so how do you know if it might be something more...

Water Before Bed… A Snoring Treatment? Aug 16th, 2019

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 knew, it may even help as a snoring treatment. Here are a few facts about the benefits...

ADHD and Sleep Disorder Aug 7th, 2019

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 still. They may also have a hard time controlling their behavior and emotions, which can...

Effects of Listening To Music While Sleeping Aug 1st, 2019

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. Benefits Music has a range of effects on us. Physiologically, our heart rate and breathing...

TMJ Symptoms and Treatment Jul 24th, 2019

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 movement both up and down and from side to side, it is an extremely complex joint...

VIVOS Oral Appliances Jul 10th, 2019

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 this new treatment to see how truly effective it is. VIVOS Therapeutics claims not only...

5 Benefits of Sleeping Without A Pillow Jul 9th, 2019

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 5 benefits of sleeping without a pillow. Prevents Back Pain Most people end up using pillows that don’t...

Full Breath Appliance and Its Benefits Jun 29th, 2019

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 stop repeatedly during sleep. It can be dangerous and should be addressed quickly. Breath In...

Side Effects of Positional Sleep Apnea Jun 25th, 2019

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 sleep. A person is said to have positional sleep apnea when the breathing events are doubled...

Difference Between Deep Sleep and REM Sleep Jun 20th, 2019

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 specific characteristics. There are basically five stages of sleep. Deep sleep and REM are stages...

Sleep Apnea Dentist or Doctor: Which Is Better? Jun 11th, 2019

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 situation? Depending on the severity of your condition, there are different treatments that may be...

Oral Appliance Therapy: What To Expect May 25th, 2019

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 it! What is Oral Appliance Therapy? Oral appliance therapy is a device that you wear while you...

What Is A Sleep Dentist….And Do I Need One? May 21st, 2019

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 need to visit a sleep dentist!   What Is a Sleep Dentist? A sleep...

So You Think You Have Sleep Apnea May 16th, 2019

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 a good place to start. Sleep apnea affects nearly 20 million adults in the US....

Do You Need A Sleep Study? May 9th, 2019

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. Snoring, sleep apnea or other breathing disorders can be treated with a CPAP machine or with a...

How to Identify Nasal Snoring Apr 17th, 2019

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 numerous factors that lead to nasal snoring; however, most people often find it hard to identify...

Oral Sleep Appliance- Things to Know Apr 5th, 2019

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 made devices help treat snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) by repositioning your jaw or holding your tongue in place...

What Kind of Snorer Are You? Mar 28th, 2019

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 most common signs among snoring patients are reported to be restless sleep, tiredness, fatigue, and low...

Are Snoring Aids The Best Answer? Mar 19th, 2019

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 cause extreme discomfort.  Not only to you but to your bed partner as well. The...

Side Effects of Sleep Apnea Devices Mar 6th, 2019

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 constructive solutions to solve this issue. We have compiled a list of what some may...

Silence The Snore With Anti-Snoring Devices Feb 28th, 2019

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 snore with these anti-snoring devices we have listed below. What Causes Snoring? Snoring is caused my negative...

Clenching Your Teeth During Sleep-Use A Sleep Apnea Mouth Guard Feb 21st, 2019

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 occasionally, it can be a cause for concern if it becomes a habit. Also known as bruxism, teeth...

Paralyzed During Sleep? Call A Sleep Doctor Feb 14th, 2019

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 on your chest and your body sinking deep into the mattress, yet your muscles won’t move,...

Advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy: Sleep Apnea and Snoring Feb 6th, 2019

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 again in the middle of sleep. It shares similarities with snoring in terms of discomfort, blocked...

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder…..What??? Jan 18th, 2019

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 with a hinge that connects your jaw to your skull.  This joint allows you to move your...

A Holiday List for Living with OSA Dec 26th, 2018

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 can affect your emotional wellness during the holidays. If you struggle with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA),...

What You Eat, May Affect How You Sleep Nov 28th, 2018

If you are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, what you eat can either alleviate or worsen the symptoms you endure. Here are a few “To Eat or Not to Eat” diet options that sleep apnea dentists say will either reduce or increase your OSA symptoms. What To Eat In addition...

Is It More Than A Snore? Nov 13th, 2018

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 fight another day.  It’s all good, right? One problem…your partner keeps shoving  and pushing you...

How It Began… Nov 9th, 2018

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 area, Barry has an axiom of treatment that has been a formula for success. “I...

5 Sneaky Sleep Apnea Signs Older Adults Should Know Oct 22nd, 2018

Did You Know According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, “It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea but 80 percent go undiagnosed." In many cases, sleep apnea dentists are the first professionals to identify less evident symptoms not just by an oral examination but by having...

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Improve Stroke Recovery Oct 11th, 2018

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 be run by the University of Michigan, to prove that CPAP therapy may provide a...

8 Quick Advantages of Using a Snoring Appliance Sep 27th, 2018

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 turned to snoring appliances for relief. There are many remedies and over the counter treatments that...

6 Ways to Help Silence Snoring Sep 27th, 2018

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 percent of normal adults snore occasionally, and twenty-five percent are habitual snorers. So how do...