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.
State College Dental Sleep Medicine Blog
June 12, 2017
May 25, 2017
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.
April 22, 2017
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.
March 11, 2017
Your 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.
February 18, 2017
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.
January 11, 2017
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.
December 11, 2016
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.
November 18, 2016
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.
October 12, 2016
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.
October 4, 2016
You’re in the middle of a desert road and you have no clue how you got there. All you know is that the wind is roaring and you’re having issues standing. The wind continues to blow, and suddenly you see a massive 18-wheeler barreling toward you. The engine gets louder and louder and you can’t run because of the wind. The truck gets closer until you can see the look on the driver’s face.
You abruptly wake up and the first sound you hear is your CPAP machine. You take off the mask and can’t get a drink of water fast enough because your mouth is so dry. The dream suddenly makes sense. CPAP machines help many patients with sleep apnea, but not all. For patients who need the CPAP but aren’t getting the results they need, combined sleep apnea therapy in State College may be their best solution.