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What Is Sleep Hygiene?

December 8, 2016

Most people think of hygiene as things like washing their hands, taking showers, and brushing their teeth. When it comes to sleep, hygiene means something different. Sleep hygiene refers to healthy habits that support restful sleep. Good sleep hygiene may help to reduce episodes of insomnia and can...Read More

Sleep Apnea: Dispelling Myths About This Dangerous Disorder

December 1, 2016

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, but unfortunately, myths about this condition still abound. It’s crucial to get the real facts about this sleep disorder, which can not only rob you a good night’s sleep but can also be life-threatening. Don’t let myths about sleep apnea put you...Read More

Who Is a Good Candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy?

November 23, 2016

One of the possible treatment options for patients with sleep disorders is oral appliance therapy. It is a great alternative for patients who can’t tolerate their existing CPAP treatment. Sleep Dynamics has an in house dental team which specializes in oral appliance therapy. Each o...Read More

A Brief Look at Multiple Sleep Latency Testing

November 16, 2016

A multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) is a diagnostic exam that allows sleep disorder specialists to evaluate excessive daytime sleepiness. Specifically, it evaluates patients for suspected narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia. Unlike an overnight sleep study, this test takes place during the day. ...Read More

What Causes Sleep Apnea

November 9, 2016

Obstructive sleep apnea  (OSA) is a type of sleep disorder in which a person temporarily ceases to breathe during sleep. There are a number of possible causes and contributing factors. Many people develop sleep apnea because of obesity. Obesity can lead to the development of extra fat in the nec...Read More

A Look at the Health Risks Associated with Sleep Apnea

November 2, 2016

For patients with sleep apnea, CPAP treatment compliance may be a matter of life or death. When left untreated or not treated properly, sleep apnea can increase the risk of life-threatening health complications, including heart attack and stroke.  Diabetes  It isn’t yet known...Read More

What Is a Pediatric Sleep Study?

October 27, 2016

Sleep disorders don’t just happen to adults. Children are vulnerable to them as well and often require special attention. When you child needs a sleep study, it is important to choose a provider who understands the special needs of pediatric patients. If your child is referred for a pediatric sle...Read More

Understanding Sleep Apnea

October 20, 2016

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes more than sleepless nights. When patients have sleep apnea, their airways close when they sleep, leaving them gasping for air. This cycle repeats over and over again—in some cases, hundreds of times—each night, leaving sufferers exhausted and with a...Read More

Examining Different Types of Sleep Disorders

October 13, 2016

Most people experience occasional difficulties with sleep, but people with sleep disorders have significant sleep disruptions that can affect their health and their everyday activities. If you believe you could have a sleep disorder, seeking a diagnosis is important. Treatments are available to hel...Read More

Comparing CPAP and Oral Appliance Therapy

October 6, 2016

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, your specialist may recommend either CPAP treatment or oral appliance therapy to treat your condition. The right treatment for you depends on a number of different factors, from the severity of your symptoms to your personal preference...Read More

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