Dental Sleep Medicine: Get the Facts

December 22, 2016

HOW DO DENTAL SLEEP THERAPIES WORK?If you are suffering from sleep apnea, CPAP treatment may be recommended to help you break the destructive sleep-wake cycle. However, CPAP treatment is not right for everyone, which is where dental sleep medicine enters the picture. Dental sleep...Read More

Recognizing the Importance of Sleep 

December 15, 2016

SLEEP IS CRITICAL TO YOUR HEALTH, PERIOD. Sleep is as essential to good health as a nutritious diet and exercise, but many people cannot get the seven or eight hours recommended per night for adults. If a sleep disorder or insomnia is keeping you awake at night, seek sleep testing for diagnosis and ...Read More

What are Sleep Hygiene Habits?

December 8, 2016

EFFECTIVE SLEEP ROUTINES AND BEHAVIORSMost 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 habit...Read More

Sleep Apnea Myths (Updated 2020)

December 1, 2016

Separating Fact from FictionSleep 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 will not only rob you of a good night’s sleep but can also be life-threatening. Don’t...Read More

Are You a Good Candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy?

November 23, 2016

(Updated 2021.)CPAP ISN’T YOUR ONLY OPTION.One treatment option for patients with sleep disorders is oral appliance therapy. It is a great alternative for patients who can’t tolerate their existing CPAP treatment, or when sleep apnea symptoms are mild. Sleep Dynamics has an in-h...Read More

A Brief Look at the Multiple Sleep Latency Test

November 16, 2016

EVALUATING EXCESSIVE DAYTIME SLEEPINESS (EDS)A multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) is a diagnostic exam that allows our sleep disorder specialists to evaluate excessive daytime sleepiness. Specifically, the “nap test” evaluates patients for suspected narcolepsy and idiopathic hyperso...Read More

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

November 9, 2016

THE DEVELOPMENT OF SLEEP APNEA SYMPTOMS One of the most common questions we are asked: what causes sleep apnea? 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 risk factors....Read More

Health Risks Associated with Sleep Apnea

November 2, 2016

SLEEP APNEA’S EFFECTS GO BEYOND NIGHTTIMEFor patients with sleep apnea, CPAP treatment compliance may be a matter of life or death. When left untreated, sleep apnea health risks include life-threatening health complications like heart attack and stroke. Diabetes It isn...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 your child needs a sleep study, it’s important a provider understands the special needs of pediatric patients. If your child is referred for a pediatric sleep study...Read More

Understanding Sleep Apnea (Updated 2021)

October 20, 2016

HOW UNTREATED SLEEP APNEA AFFECTS YOU Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes more than sleepless nights. When patients have sleep apnea, their airways close when they sleep and they stop breathing, leaving them gasping for air. These pauses in breathing repeat over and over again—in some c...Read More