Tips For CPAP-Intolerant Patients: Before You Get Rid of The Mask

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Out of the 18 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, there are thousands of individuals that find themselves saying “I hate my CPAP” on a regular basis. Typically, CPAP machines are large, clunky, and just simply uncomfortable for many patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. While there are several CPAP alternatives available to those suffering from this and other sleep disorders, you may want to consider your options before you ditch your mask. 6 Common Reasons People Say, “I hate CPAP” All too often, dental and medical professionals hear the complaint, “I hate my CPAP.” If this … Read More

Should Children Be Snoring? Why Your Snoring Child May Need Help

Dr. Mike DeldarAbout Sleep Apnea, Blog, Sleep apnea, SnoringLeave a Comment

A snoring child sleeping in bed with a mother wondering about sleep apnea disorder

It isn’t uncommon for parents to go into their child’s room at night and hear them snoring. If you’ve done this, your initial reaction might be a smile or even giggle. A few seconds later, though, you might start to wonder – should children be snoring? Everyone is used to adults snoring, but kids? Is this normal? Or, more importantly, is it a sign of some serious condition? Should Children Be Snoring? Why Snoring Could Be a Sign of Something Serious Besides allergies, one of the main causes of snoring in children is sleep apnea. But isn’t that something only … Read More

Self-care Tips From Your Sleep Apnea Dentist in Indianapolis

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Sleep apnea is a condition of irregular breathing patterns as you sleep. Often, breathing stops throughout the night, which, in turn, can awaken your body at the most detrimental moments of your sleep cycle. Sleep Apnea Symptoms The most common sleep apnea symptoms that patients suffer from is sleep deprivation. Without adequate sleep – 7-8 hours per night – you may feel fatigued, perform poorly in school or at work, and be rather irritable throughout the day. Other symptoms of sleep apnea include: Waking up with a dry or sore throat Snoring throughout the night Frequent headaches upon waking Gasping … Read More

How Alcohol Worsens Snoring and Sleep Apnea

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Do people complain about your snoring?  Do you often feel like you aren’t getting the best sleep possible?  You may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can cause breathing issues. If you like to drink, alcohol can actually worsen snoring and make it even harder to get a good night’s sleep.  What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea interrupts your breathing cycle while you sleep. It can cause you to snore or even stop breathing for a few seconds.  These interruptions can happen so fast that you don’t even wake up. However, the next day you wake up feeling like you … Read More

TMJ Dentist Explains How Natural Whiplash Treatment Works

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Have you noticed any neck pain recently? Were you in some sort of incident that could have caused injuries to your neck? You may be suffering from whiplash.  Did you know that pain in your jaw could be a sign that you may need TMJ whiplash treatment?  What is Whiplash? Whiplash occurs when a force pushes your neck to move past its normal range of motion. It pulls on your neck’s muscles and ligaments. Symptoms include: Neck pain  Headaches Swelling Tenderness Muscle spasms Difficulty moving your neck Issues with concentrating Jaw tightness  You can develop whiplash from car accidents, sporting … Read More