Why Do I Have to Pee During the Night?

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Your middle of the night trips to the bathroom may seem like a bit of a routine by now. At this point, you may even feel like getting up throughout the night to pee is what is holding you back from a restful nights’ sleep, but it does not have to be this way. Instead of consulting with a urologist, consider a consultation with a sleep apnea specialist, such as the dentist. That is right, a sleep apnea disorder could be the cause of your frequent awakenings to urinate and the dentist can help. In …

Childhood Sleep Apnea or ADHD

A recent study has shown children who suffer from sleep disorders are more likely to exhibit similar symptoms as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, ADHD. This claim stems from a British study of 11,000 children from age six months until age six which found the children who experienced interrupted sleep from snoring or other sleep apnea symptoms, were 40-100% more likely to also exhibit ADHD like symptoms in comparison to the children who breathed well at night. If your child has sleep disordered breathing he may be suffering from a form of sleep apnea. During times of sleep apnea your child’s …

Sleep Apnea and Car Wrecks

Did you know sleep apnea suffers are 3 to ten times more likely to be involved in a car accident? On the other hand, it is possible that a car accident, or other injury, is contributing to obstructive sleep apnea. You may think how could a car wreck I had years ago be contributing to my obstructive sleep apnea? If you suffer from any particular injury that causes you to limit the positions of your body during sleep, you could be depriving yourself of a restful night’s sleep. Sometimes people who suffer from neck and back pain avoid sleeping on …

What Is Sleep Dentistry?

There are two answers to this question, one wrong and one right. The wrong answer is that sleep dentistry is when they give you something to help you relax at the dentist’s office. This is properly called “sedation dentistry” because you aren’t truly asleep. You are conscious and able to respond to the dentist’s requests though you may not remember much of the experience. The right answer is that sleep dentistry is when a dentist uses his expertise to correct snoring and sleep apnea so you and your partner both sleep better at night. Snoring, of course, is an audible …

Dentistry and Sleep Apnea Treatment

The three main classes of sleep apnea are mild, moderate and severe. Even though there are different classes of sleep apnea they all need to be treated. In mild sleep apnea cases, a person can stop breathing as many as 15 times per hour while they sleep. Sleep Apnea has been linked to low testosterone, depression, coronary disease and dementia. Treatment for sleep apnea can lower blood pressure which can lower your risk for many cardiovascular conditions. Learning to spot some of the signs of sleep apnea can save you or your loved ones life. Here are just a few …