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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.
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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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Travel Comfortably—Even with Sleep Apnea in State College!

May 25, 2017

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We treat sleep apnea in State College with a custom oral appliance.With summer right around the corner, more and more people will start vacationing. For patients with sleep apnea in State College, the idea of traveling can seem overwhelming because of their CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machines: Do I lug it with me? Should I just settle for interrupted, uncomfortable sleep? Luckily, Dr. Donald M. Marks has good news for you! State College Dental Sleep Medicine offers you’re a much more convenient—and still effective—alternative to treating your sleeping disorder.

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Treat Sleep Apnea in State College

April 22, 2017

Filed under: Sleep Apnea Therapy,Uncategorized — Tags: , , — drmarks @ 9:55 pm

If you have trouble sleeping at night, then you’ve probably tried all of the suggestions from the experts: have dinner at least three hours before going to bed; turn off the computer, your smart phone and the television at least one hour before bedtime; and try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day including weekends. If none of these have worked, however, then the problem may not be your sleep habits but a medical condition known as sleep apnea. Researchers estimate that some 20 million American adults have sleep apnea. Of those, an estimated 80 percent have not been diagnosed and are therefore not getting treatment. For sleep apnea in State College, Dr. Donald Marks diagnoses the condition and will recommend the best course of treatment so you and the person on the other side of the bed can get the rest you both need. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a medical condition that pauses or even stops breathing while you are asleep. Each apnea episode can last for just a few seconds or up to a minute. And while many sufferers are unaware, episodes can actually happen hundreds of times a night. Therefore, the cumulative loss of sleep can be quite significant night after night. The most common form of this condition is called obstructive sleep apnea. In this case, the problem starts when tissue in your throat relaxes around your airway. When this occurs, your breathing passage can become blocked, so you’re unable to breathe normally. Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea A common symptom of sleep apnea is loud snoring, which is the sound that results when air vibrates the tissue that surrounds your throat. With sleep apnea, snoring may stop and then breathing resumes with gasping and coughing. Other symptoms include: • Headaches in the morning • Trouble concentrating during the day • Memory loss • Depression and irritability • A sore throat in the morning • Extreme daytime drowsiness Diagnosing Sleep Apnea In addition to consultation with patients, Dr. Marks also recommends patients take the STOP-BANG quiz online. STOP-BANG stands for Snoring, Tiredness, Observation, Pressure, Body mass, Age, Neck size, and Gender—all of which are indicators of potential sleep apnea. Sleep Apnea Treatment in State College Dr. Marks offers sleep apnea treatment in State College with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy, or CPAP, which forces air into the lungs in order to keep the airway open; oral appliance therapy that shifts the lower jaw forward to facilitate easy breathing; or combined therapy with a CPAP machine and attached oral appliance. Contact Our Office Today If you suspect that you our your bed buddy might have sleep apnea, then call our office or take our online quiz. Then, Dr. Marks will be able to determine which course of treatment is best for you.If you have trouble sleeping at night, then you’ve probably tried all of the suggestions from the experts: have dinner at least three hours before going to bed; turn off the computer, your smart phone and the television at least one hour before bedtime; and try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day including weekends. If none of these have worked, however, then the problem may not be your sleep habits but a medical condition known as sleep apnea. Researchers estimate that some 20 million American adults have sleep apnea. Of those, an estimated 80 percent have not been diagnosed and are therefore not getting treatment. For sleep apnea in State College, Dr. Donald Marks diagnoses the condition and will recommend the best course of treatment so you and the person on the other side of the bed can get the rest you both need.

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Rest Easy with Sleep Apnea Treatment in State College

March 11, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarks @ 9:20 pm

Sleep apnea in State College causes systemic health problemsYour loud snoring keeps your family wakes almost every night. It can ruin your health, your mood, and your interpersonal relationships. According to Dr. Donald M. Marks sleep apnea in State College requires treatment so you rest well and remain healthy. He offers oral appliance therapy to alleviate sleep apnea and give you and yours the rest you deserve.

 

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Consider an Oral Appliance in State College if You’re Tired of Your CPAP

February 18, 2017

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Don’t want to travel with your CPAP? Consider and oral appliance in State College.You’ve tried fitting you CPAP machine in your luggage with no luck! You find yourself having to pack a separate bag just for your CPAP machine, and you’re so tired of traveling this way. There must be a better way!

You’re right! There is a solution, and an oral appliance in State College may be the answer you’re looking for. Here’s more information about the benefits of alternative sleep apnea therapies.

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Your Sleep Apnea Dentist in State College Ends Snoring & Saves Lives

January 11, 2017

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: Could you have sleep apnea? If your sleep isn’t where it should be and you want to know why, take this quiz from your sleep apnea dentist in State College. The past few months have been stressful – your mother had surgery, there have been cuts at work that have caused you to work long hours, and your wife just announced that you’re going to be a dad. With everything that’s going on in your life right now it’s only natural to lose sleep – but you’re so exhausted every morning that you think something else might be going on. After taking our sleep apnea quiz and looking into the symptoms, you know it’s time to schedule an appointment with Donald Marks Family Dentistry, your premier choice for a sleep apnea dentist in State College.

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How does Combined Sleep Apnea Therapy in State College Work?

December 11, 2016

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Learn more about combined sleep apnea therapy in State College.You struggle to get through your daily tasks and feel completely exhausted by the afternoon. You have difficulty concentrating and focusing throughout the day. You suffer regularly from debilitating headaches. You struggle with weight gain. Did you know that these are all symptoms and side effects of a sleep disorder known as sleep apnea? When you’re not getting the rejuvenating rest you need at night, your body and mind struggle to perform throughout the day. The good news is there are solutions and Dr. Donald Marks can help you.

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Is Sleep Apnea in State College Hereditary?

November 18, 2016

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Is sleep apnea in State College hereditary?Headaches, irritability, depression, difficulty focusing and concentrating are all telltale signs of sleep apnea. It can be hard however, to determine if you have sleep apnea since it occurs at night, and many of the symptoms can be attributed to other health concerns. What causes sleep apnea? There are actually many factors. Dr. Donald Marks is going to discuss if sleep apnea in State College is hereditary, and some of the other contributing factors to look for.

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The Hidden Health Dangers of Sleep Apnea in State College

October 12, 2016

SOMNODent oral appliances reduce the dangers of sleep apnea in State College. Learn about this disorder and how Donald M. Marks DMD treats it.

Treat your snoring with something more beneficial than earplugs. The SOMNODent family of oral appliances position the lower jaw of noisy sleepers in a more forward position, reducing or eliminating snoring and the adverse health effects associated with this sleep disorder. Dr. Donald M. Marks  sees patients with snoring and sleep apnea in his State College office. He successfully treat many individuals for better rest and vibrant overall health.

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