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What Does Sleep Apnea Have to Do with Your TMJ Disorder?

September 27, 2019

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Are you having trouble sleeping through the night without even realizing it? The American Sleep Apnea Association estimates that roughly 22 million Americans have sleep apnea, and about 80% of moderate to severe cases are undiagnosed. But as problematic as this disorder can be, it can also be connected to other conditions, such as chronic jaw pain. Read on to learn why someone suffering from sleep apnea might also need TMJ treatment.


5 Reasons Why Interrupted Sleep Can Be Dangerous

August 26, 2019

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You wake up, check the clock and, frustratingly, see that it’s still the middle of the night. This happens several times, and when morning finally comes, you’re exhausted. Unfortunately, tiredness could be the least of your problems. Interrupted sleep can have all sorts of negative effects on your mental and physical health – especially if it’s a result of a disorder like sleep apnea. Here are 5 potential dangers for frequent restless nights.


Discover What is Happening To Your Body As You Go Through Sleep Cycles

July 2, 2019

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You may think going to sleep is all about getting rest and essentially, “recovering” from the day’s events. While this isn’t entirely untrue, you’d be surprised to learn just how active your brain is while you sleep. In fact, your body and brain do a lot of work during sleep cycles. Find out exactly what happens to your body while you snooze, and why it’s beneficial to get the sleep you need and deserve.


Why a Good Night’s Sleep Can Help Protect Your Heart

June 28, 2019

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According to the CDC, most adults aren’t getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night. Not only can this lead to daytime drowsiness that can cause car crashes and mistakes at work, but it can also have a direct effect on your health – particularly your heart. Here are the facts on how good sleep is vital in protecting yourself from heart disease.


Why Women with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Fort Worth Are at Risk for Cardiac Arrest

May 7, 2019

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Are you a woman with obstructive sleep apnea? Whether you are aware of your symptoms or not, this common sleep disorder can be more than just an annoyance for you and your partner. In fact, obstructive sleep apnea in Fort Worth can lead to serious health conditions, including cardiac arrest in women. Why is that? Let us explain why women are more susceptible and how you can treat it.


How Your Sleep Quality Influences Your Heart Health

April 9, 2019

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You know that when you don’t get good sleep, you feel drowsy during the day. Maybe you struggle to focus at work or to have energy to do much beyond the bare minimum. You may be tempted to brush it off as unimportant, but consistent sleep deprivation can have serious effects in the long run on your health, specifically on your heart. In this post, learn more about the relationship between sleep and your cardiovascular health and what your sleep dentist may be able to do to help.


How Nighttime Use of Devices Hurts Rest, According to Sleep Science

March 8, 2019

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We’ve all been guilty of using our devices just a little bit too often. But did you know that by using your phone, tablet, computer or even your television right before you go to bed can negatively affect the quality of your sleep? According to sleep science, we can prove this to be the case. To learn the details on “blue light” and how this can affect you and your family’s sleep schedule, you’ll want to keep reading.


How Sleep Deprivation May Lead to Alzheimer’s

February 12, 2019

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There is evidence to suggest that exercise, a healthy diet, and lifelong learning can all help to prevent or slow down Alzheimer’s disease. But did you know that regularly getting enough sleep could also help you maintain a healthy brain? New research has shed a light on how sleep deprivation may lead to Alzheimer’s. Let’s talk about these findings and discuss what they may mean for you.


Sleep Apnea Insurance Coverage: What You Need to Know

January 7, 2019

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Considering the fact that sleep apnea is a silent epidemic in the United States, there is no better time than now to get the treatment you need. The dangers of untreated obstructive sleep apnea include heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and many other complications. Of course, the question of paying for certain aspects of treatment, including the devices necessary to curb sleep apnea and the studies to diagnose it all come at a price. Before you set out for treatment, it’s worth taking the time to learn how your insurance can lower your overall costs. Here’s what sleep apnea insurance coverage generally looks like.