Sleep Dallas Blog
October 21, 2019
If you keep waking up with a very sore throat, frequently feel exhausted throughout the day, or have heard your partner complain about loud snoring throughout the night, you might have sleep apnea – a severe disorder where breathing is frequently interrupted while you’re asleep, forcing your body to wake up briefly to get some air. Since leaving sleep apnea untreated can lead to heart problems and other potentially deadly health issues, it needs to be treated as soon as possible. But to do that, first the underlying source of the problem needs to be found. Here are 5 potential causes of sleep apnea to be aware of.
September 16, 2019
Once you get an oral appliance to help treat your sleep apnea, you’ll be able to remember what it’s like to feel well-rested again. These devices are essential for letting patients with sleep disorders breathe normally without disrupting their night’s respite. Of course, like any other device that spends a lot of time in your mouth, sleep apnea oral appliances need to be kept clean to avoid serious oral health problems down the road; to do that, follow these 5 essential tips for excellent hygiene.
August 5, 2019
If you suffer from sleep apnea, it is likely you and your dentist are working to determine which method of treatment will work best for you. While many professionals still opt for CPAP therapy, you might find that a sleep apnea appliance is a much better solution for your individual needs. Customized to ensure comfortability, these small, compact oral devices can help you get the rest you need and breathe easier. Find out more about the different types of appliances and how your dentist can help you pick which one is right for you.
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…)