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Can Playing Musical Instruments Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea, UARS and Snoring?

Most conventional treatments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) and snoring include lifestyle modifications, CPAP therapy, and oral appliance therapy. Today, let’s explore if playing select musical instruments impact these disorders. Snoring, Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) and obstructive sleep

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How do Sleep Apnea Mouthguards Compare to CPAP?

How do Sleep Apnea Mouthguards Compare to CPAP?

How effective are sleep apnea mouthguards when compared to CPAP therapy?  Here we review the current information comparing the effectiveness of CPAP therapy and custom dental apnea mouthguards, a well-researched treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a fairly common medical condition that can be potentially deadly. The word apnea

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CPAP vs Dental Mouthguard

6 Reasons CPAP Users Turn to Custom Dental Mouthguards for Sleep Apnea

6 Reasons CPAP Users Turn to Custom Dental Mouthguards for Sleep Apnea   If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and having difficulties with CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy, custom dental sleep mouthguards may be your best solution to treating your condition and improving your sleep. Sleep is vital to our lives,

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I Can Travel with My Family without Snoring Wars

To help patients and the medical community embrace oral appliance therapy as a treatment option for snoring and apnea, we’ll be sharing real patient outcomes. This month’s case highlights a gentleman with very mild apnea with substantial symptoms often seen with more severe apnea patients.  The patient’s original complaints included snoring, poor sleep quality and

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14 Sleep Hygiene Tips to Improve Your Sleep in 2019

Establishing healthy bedtime habits, also known as good sleep hygiene, is often the 1st step to creating restful, healthy sleep or in treating sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia. Healthy restorative sleep helps not only improve your immune system, but plays a crucial role in your physical, mental and emotional health. Healthy

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5 Steps to Consider if You Have Given Up on Sleep Apnea CPAP Therapy

So you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). You’ve received a night-time breathing device – CPAP, (continuous positive airway pressure). You’ve made it this far. Yet, you are still having difficulty sleeping and may have already given up on using your CPAP machine! You are not alone. Let’s review 5 potential steps you can

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4 Ways Sleep Apnea Affects Weight Loss Efforts

Sleep apnea is a common yet serious sleep breathing disorder in which a person stops breathing or has lowered blood oxygen levels repeatedly through the night. In addition to being associated with a slew of serious medical conditions, sleep apnea is often associated with weight gain and can negatively impact weight loss efforts. An interesting

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7 Habits of Highly Successful Sleep Apnea Dental Device Users

By treating sleep apnea and snoring patients for over two decades now, I have noticed there are certain characteristics of patients who have been very successful with wearing sleep apnea dental devices, an alternative to CPAP therapy (continuous positive airway pressure). The dental service that includes the area of snoring and apnea treatment with oral

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4 Reasons Why You Could Be Thin and Have Apnea

You may be thin though still experience symptoms similar to those diagnosed with sleep apnea. Although you may not fit the typical profile cast many years ago of apnea patients, you find yourself asking “If I am thin, how can I have apnea?” But the truth is, you can be a healthy weight and still

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