Sleep Dallas Blog
July 30, 2019
Every morning you wake up with a headache and a sore throat. Throughout the day you feel tired and irritable. Most concerning than all, a couple of times you’ve woken up during the night gasping for air. What’s going on? You could be experiencing a dangerous disorder called sleep apnea, and as long as you have it, you won’t be able to get a good night’s rest – and your health could suffer for it.
July 27, 2019
Dr. Edgar H. McElroy, known to his patients as Dr. Ed, is the newest addition to the Sleep Dallas team! With over 40 years of experience in the field of dentistry, Dr. Ed spent the majority of his early career working in private practice. Since 2010, his focus has been in the field of dental sleep medicine and, to date, he has treated over 1,000 patients with oral appliances. We had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Ed to ask more about his passion for helping his patients get better quality sleep with oral devices.
June 17, 2019
Is your loud chronic snoring starting to affect your partner’s sleep? Every morning you’re waking up with a headache and feel like you got practically no rest. You probably think if you could just get some temporary relief from your sleep apnea symptoms, you might be able to get your sleep schedule back on track. Everyone deserves quality rest in order to function at work and throughout the day. Read on to learn how often your sleep apnea is affecting you, and how you can treat it to provide you and your partner some relief. (more…)
June 11, 2019
Summertime – it’s here! Bring on the longer days filled with sunshine, busy schedules, staying up late to socialize, vacations and other adventures. Unfortunately, the season of jam-packed schedules and distractions can make it harder to stick to a consistent sleep schedule and hotter temperatures can make sleep elusive and less refreshing. Don’t despair, though! With a few mindful changes, you can find yourself back on track and waking up with the energy you need to take on the season. Follow these tips to help ensure a good night’s sleep during the hottest of summer nights. (more…)
May 7, 2019
When it comes to sleep apnea, there’s good news and bad news: The bad news is that an estimated 1 out of every 4 adults in the U.S. has it. The good news is that there are simple and effective treatments that greatly minimize its impact on your health and quality of life. But, although so many people have sleep apnea, it’s still common to have questions such as what the risk factors are and whether it can get worse with time. In this blog, you’ll get answers to those questions and find out more about the many options for treatment and how they can help you.
April 30, 2019
You have sleep apnea, and you know that you need to treat it so that you and your partner can get better, more restful sleep. Instead of a clunky CPAP machine, you decide to go with an oral appliance that you wear at night. And what’s more, you’ve even decided to get a custom mouthguard from a qualified sleep dentist to ensure that it fits comfortably and works properly. But on your first couple of nights wearing the appliance, you run into problems. Maybe it feels tight or uncomfortable, makes you drool, or makes falling asleep a little more challenging. Well, here are some ways to help you get used to your snoring mouthguard for sleep apnea treatment. (more…)
April 22, 2019
Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, has entered the spotlight in recent years due to increasing research showing its potential health benefits and medicinal uses. CBD is a chemical compound called a “cannabinoid” that is found in the Cannabis sativa plant (from which both hemp and marijuana are produced). The compound is extracted and mixed with oil to create CBD oil, which is then used as a supplement to help relieve chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, and other ailments. Unlike its sister compound THC — the chemical responsible for the “high” feeling one gets from using marijuana — CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects. (more…)
March 12, 2019
You don’t have time. Your snoring isn’t that bad. It’s okay if you don’t get good sleep. The excuses for not getting sleep apnea treatment could go on and on. If you consistently snore and wake up still feeling tired after a full night’s rest, you may brush it off as no big deal and try to live with it. But doing so can lead to more than just daytime drowsiness. You could suffer other serious, ill effects to your health and safety. Seeking treatment helps you get restful sleep and prevent potential negative health risks. Keep reading this post to learn more about just a few examples of the dangers of untreated sleep apnea in Frisco and how to get relief. (more…)
February 11, 2019
Improved health and wellness is an important priority for millions of people — and rightly so, for without it, what do we have left? Yet, the true foundation on which we are able to preserve, maintain and/or restore our health is often overlooked. Quality sleep. It’s so simple but frequently relegated to the bottom of our priority list because after all, life. Amiright? (more…)
October 15, 2018
Maybe you’ve heard from your partner that your snoring is keeping them awake, or maybe your snoring is waking you up in the middle of the night. Either way, you suffer from a snoring problem that impacts every aspect of your life — from your low productivity during the day to your lack of restful sleep at night. Snoring can be caused by many factors and it’s important that you seek medical advice if you suffer from it on a regular basis. The good news is that once you identify what is causing your snoring, you can begin to treat the problem and find peaceful sleep again. (more…)