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Link Between TMJ Disorders and Sleep Apnea in State College

March 31, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drmarks @ 5:15 am

sleep apneaHave you recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea in State College? You are not alone. In fact, at least 22 million Americans suffer from the sleep disorder. Often, it occurs in those who have a large neck circumference, obesity, or a family history; however, you do not have any of the common risk factors. New research has found another possible cause of the condition. If you have a disorder of the temporomandibular joint, it could be the reason behind your sleep apnea.


Can Alcohol Relieve Your Sleep Apnea in State College Symptoms?

February 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarks @ 6:43 pm
man struggling to stay awake

Sleep apnea in State College can interfere with your waking hours, making it difficult to carry out everyday tasks. Apnea can also increase your risk for serious condition such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and even some forms of dementia. It’s no wonder that many people try to treat the problem on their own by having a drink or two before bed. But is this a smart approach? Or does it cause more harm than good? Let’s look at the facts.


How Your Tongue-Tie Affects Sleep Apnea in State College

January 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarks @ 8:08 pm
man tongue out tongue-tie

Did you know that the little fold of tissue under your tongue could be causing you to have poor sleep? In years past, pediatricians checked for tongue-ties as part of their routine checkups for infants. For whatever reason, it has fallen from practice, leaving one or two generations of patients with unresolved tongue-ties and a myriad of potential problems—one of them being sleep apnea. Learn more about the relationship between tongue-ties and sleep apnea in State College with this helpful information.


Can This Contribute to Sleep Apnea in State College in Your Child?

December 8, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarks @ 12:01 pm
child sleeping face down

If you’ve noticed that your child snores loudly or makes gasping sounds while asleep, then he or she could be suffering from sleep apnea in State College. While there can be several contributors to the development of this condition, researchers have discovered a troubling phenomenon – the impact of smaller airways. As you read on, you’ll learn about the increased health risk that this poses and what can be done about it.


Does Your Diet Contribute To Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea In State College?

November 17, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarks @ 8:41 pm
A variety of healthy food

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you already know it impacts your life. But restless nights, low-energy days, and loud snoring aren’t even the worst of it. Obstructive sleep apnea in State College has been shown to increase the risk for many serious conditions like depression, weight gain, high blood pressure, and stroke. There are great treatment options available such as oral appliance therapy, but did you know your diet is also a factor? In this blog, you’ll find out which foods you should include in your diet and what you should minimize. Learn more below – and start improving your sleep apnea symptoms today!


Dangers of Pregnancy and Untreated Sleep Apnea in State College

October 9, 2018

Filed under: Sleep Apnea Therapy — drmarks @ 6:08 pm

pregnant womanSleep apnea is a common disorder that affects at least 22 million Americans. It occurs when the airways collapse while you sleep, causing frequent pauses in breathing. When it is not treated, it leads to an array of serious health complications, like an increased risk of heart disease. Although anyone can be affected by its consequences, new research shows pregnant women are especially susceptible if they are not undergoing treatment for sleep apnea in State College.

Can Dentures Work with an Oral Sleep Appliance in State College?

September 27, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarks @ 1:14 pm

clear oral sleep applianceYou’re facing a dilemma – you have missing teeth and sleep apnea, two serious issues that can’t be ignored. The former leaves your jawbone without the support it needs to continue to produce new bone cells while the inability to sleep properly can lead to serious health problems like heart disease and high blood pressure. One of the common ways to address missing teeth is to have dentures placed, but will they work with an oral sleep appliance in State College? As you read on, your dentist answers this question and provides other helpful information.


Your Guide When Your Spouse Has Sleep Apnea in State College!

August 14, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmarks @ 3:26 pm

Woman up late because her husband snoresThere’s no relationship that’s closer than that between you and your spouse. You share everything – including the quality of your sleep each night! Unfortunately, that means that sleep disorders in one partner not only affect their energy levels and overall quality of life – but that of their spouse as well. Sleep apnea in State College is one of these disorders that causes restless nights and daytime fatigue, as well as more serious health consequences such as heart disease, stroke and depression. So, what’s the best way to help your spouse with sleep apnea? A great first step is encouraging them to get treatment. Learn more below about the treatment options and how you can support your spouse in finding the one that’s right for them!


5 Travel Tips When Living with Sleep Apnea in State College

July 28, 2018

Filed under: Sleep Apnea Therapy — drmarks @ 11:29 pm

inside of airportIf you suffer from sleep apnea in State College, you must make a few changes to your nightly routine to sleep soundly. While you are at home, this is pretty easy; however, you are about to travel. Even when you are away from home, you must remain compliant with your treatment to protect your health and your quality of sleep. While you are gone, there are a few simple tips to follow to make the trip a bit easier and less stressful.

Importance of a Good Night’s Rest for Sleep Apnea Sufferers

June 30, 2018

Woman sleeping in bedMost people take a good night’s sleep for granted. Sleep apnea sufferers who haven’t received treatment know just how much of an impact sleeplessness can have on every aspect of their day to day lives. Once these patients start to sleep well, there are numerous improvements in their health and wellness. However, the adverse effects of sleeplessness are cumulative as are the benefits of a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s so important that patients who suffer from sleep apnea continue getting adequate quantity and quality sleep each night. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the ways patients can ensure they are consistently sleeping well and waking feeling refreshed each morning.

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