Treating Sleep Apnea without the CPAP

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Do you live with obstructive sleep apnea? This is a serious sleep breathing disorder that disrupts your rest, leaves you feeling fatigued throughout the day and significantly increases your risk of developing other potentially deadly health problems such as cardiac disease or stroke. If you are not already getting treatment for your sleep apnea, you should. Or, maybe you are but are unhappy with your CPAP machine. Here is how your Miami dentist can help with your sleep apnea – no breathing machine required! A frequently prescribed treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients is …

Can Snoring Cause a Stroke

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Snoring is a source of frustration for many people, usually those whose sleeping partner snores loudly. This behavior disrupts sleep, leaving individuals groggy throughout the day. This lack of rest affects performance at work or school, while also increasing the susceptibility to certain diseases or conditions. However, snorers themselves face some potentially dire physical consequences of their own. According to a January 2017 article published by The Daily Mail, a prominent British newspaper, snoring actually can lead to a stroke. The article cited recent research performed by scientists at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. …

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Miami and Coral Gables, FL  Sleep apnea is becoming more prevalent among adults and has been linked to other health-related issues such as diabetes. Sleep apnea is when a person momentarily stops breathing due to lack of adequate airflow while sleeping, which often results in loud snoring or gasping for air. When this disruption of deep sleep occurs, it causes the person’s health to suffer. A proper amount of sleep is important for our bodies. Deep sleep allows the body and mind to rest and rejuvenate for the day ahead. When inadequate sleep occurs, it robs the body of the …

Shut your mouth! Why does my kid sleep with his mouth open?

why does my kid sleep with his mouth open

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Does your child sleep with his or hers mouth open or loudly snore while sleeping? If so, your child may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Most people associate OSA with older adults or adults who are overweight, but OSA can strike even young children as well. Under normal circumstances, children should not be mouth breathers, especially while sleeping. If this sounds like your child, read further. OSA results from a restricted airway, meaning air is not able to pass through the airway properly, which interrupts sleep. Sometimes OSA in children is caused by an …

What It Means When Your Child Snores

what it means when your child snores

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Children should not snore when they sleep. During bouts of sickness, snoring may be normal, but if your child snores more than four consecutive nights they should undergo a sleep test and here is why. Snoring is one of the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In other words, your child’s airway is restricted from adequate airflow. This means their little body is being robbed of oxygen that it needs to function, grow, and thrive. When a child is not receiving proper airflow, the child is likely to exhibit symptoms of ADHD (Attention …