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Tips to Prepare for Sleep Testing in State College

March 18, 2018

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Man snoringDo you suffer from chronic snoring? Maybe you wake often with a headache or have difficulty sleeping? If so, your dentist or physician has likely recommended that you undergo sleep testing in State College. The sleep study will provide valuable information to help determine if you suffer from sleep apnea, which is a disorder that causes numerous pauses in breathing frequently throughout the night. While undergoing the testing, you will be monitored while you sleep at a special facility. To help prepare for your upcoming visit, there are several steps you should take to create an enjoyable experience.

Do I Really Have Sleep Apnea in State College? Get a Test!

February 7, 2018

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man sleeping If you don’t get adequate sleep, you’ll know it! Unfortunately, you can become unnecessarily cranky, experience mood swings, and even ruin the relationships you have with close friends and family that you have.

If you’re unsure why your sleeping habits have been so off, but can’t figure out a way to improve them, you could be suffering from a sleeping disorder. Learn more about sleep apnea in State College and how a dentist may be able to help you get the treatment you really need.


Get a Better Night’s Rest with Sleep Apnea Treatment in State College

January 2, 2018

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woman smiling while sleeping peacefully

One of the most ancient ways of healing is through the realm of sleep. We find record of this in ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Greek civilizations. And their discovery remains true today as the medical world still depends on this simple process to aid in the recovery from any illness or injury. With that said, every day you put your body through a series of stresses that require a cycle of rest to balance them out. When you’re not able to get that needed recovery, your overall health suffers, and you experience a drop-off in your ability to function at your best. One of the remedies for this problem is to get sleep apnea treatment in State College. Read on to learn how it can help you out.



Alternatives for Sleep Apnea Treatment in State College

December 12, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarks @ 9:26 pm

man sleeping wearing cpap maskFor some time now you’ve had problems with breathing while you sleep. This is a serious problem that you don’t take lightly, but you’ve been disappointed in thinking that there’s only one option for you, the constant positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.  You know that you can’t just dismiss your problem, but you’re desperately seeking an alternative for sleep apnea treatment in State College. Learn about some simple options available to you.


Dental Device Spotlight – SUAD Oral Appliances

November 29, 2017

Man covering ears next to snoring womanOne of the most comfortable, effective treatments available for patients with sleep apnea is oral appliance therapy from a trusted practitioner of dental sleep medicine. Two of the most popular oral appliance options for many patients are the SomnoDent SUAD and SUAD ultra appliances. If you’re in need of oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea, keep reading to learn more about SUAD appliances to determine whether or not they’re right for you.

Dental Device Spotlight – The Narval Sleep Apnea Appliance

October 21, 2017

snoring woman in sleeping in bedPatients suffering from sleep apnea often think that CPAP systems are the only treatment option available to them. However, a visit to the sleep dentist may offer you a valid alternative – oral appliance therapy. Not all oral appliances are the same, and a skilled sleep dentist will help you find the right one for you. Narval oral appliances are some of the most popular oral appliances available. Keep reading to find out more, and reach out to a trusted sleep dentist to learn more about the available oral appliances.

Dental Device Spotlight – Oasys Herbst Sleep Apnea Appliance

September 13, 2017

Snoring man with animation of airwayWhen it comes to getting a good night’s sleep – for sleep apnea sufferers – the struggle is real. Even if you receive an accurate diagnosis, you may end up with the less-than-ideal CPAP system for treatment. Unfortunately, the majority of sleep apnea sufferers are deemed CPAP intolerant. However, you may be able to find an effective treatment in an unlikely place – the dentist’s office. That’s right dentists offer a wide range of sleep apnea appliances to help patients breathe deeply and sleep soundly. One of the most effective apnea appliances on the market is the Oasys Herbst device.

Dental Device Spotlight – SomnoDent Sleep Apnea Appliances

August 30, 2017

Woman sleeping soundly thanks to somnodentAt State College Dental Sleep Medicine, we are dedicated to using innovative techniques and technologies to ensure our patients receive the best possible treatment for sleep apnea. One of the many state-of-the-art dental devices we use is the SomnoDent sleep apnea appliance. If you’re unable to adjust to your CPAP system or don’t achieve adequate improvement in sleep with CPAP alone, a SomnoDent oral appliance may be just what you need. If you’d like to find out more about oral appliance therapy, contact our State College dentist and team to schedule a sleep apnea consultation today. We’ll review your case and help you decide whether or not oral appliance therapy using SomnoDent is the best way to improve your sleep.

Sleep Appliance Spotlight: SomnoDent

August 9, 2017

Custom somnoDent appliance and bite modelPatients who suffer from sleep apnea, the cessation of breathing for ten or more seconds at a time during sleep, may think that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is their only treatment option. Unfortunately, a large percentage of patients find themselves unable to adjust to CPAP therapy. For these sleep apnea sufferers, a good night’s sleep may seem completely out of reach. Luckily, a comfortable, custom oral appliance created by a skilled sleep dentist may be a viable alternative.

Dr. Marks Treats Sleep Apnea in State College with an Oral Appliance

June 12, 2017

Oral appliance therapy is a comfortable way to treat sleep apnea in State College. Everything is relative. Time, space and the comfort of an oral appliance that you have to wear at night in order to sleep peacefully. Seriously. When compared to a bulky CPAP—continuous positive air pressure—machine, the custom-fitted oral appliance that Dr. Marks prescribes is a pleasure to wear. Read on to learn more about how sleep apnea in State College can often be remedied with oral appliance therapy.


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