IN JUST THE AUSTRALIA, sleep apnea affects millions of adults and up to 20 percent of children who habitually snore. Sleep apnea is a disorder involving brief, repeated interruptions to normal breathing during sleep. In addition to being potentially life-threatening, this disorder can be very harmful to oral health.
OUR JAWS DO A LOT of work throughout the day, opening and closing over and over so that we can do ordinary things like talk, eat, and yawn. Ideally, all of the anatomy involved functions as it should and we can perform these tasks without trouble, but many people struggle with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders because something has gone wrong.
COMING DOWN WITH the flu is never any fun, but it’s still no time to let up on your oral hygiene routine. The same applies if you get a cold. With the flu and cold season starting up, we thought this was a good time to share some tips for maintaining good oral health through one of these common illnesses.
EVEN THOUGH WE know, logically, that going to the dentist is a safe, normal, and an important part of staying healthy, many of us don’t find it particularly fun to lie flat on our backs while someone pokes around our teeth and gums. For some people, the very thought of visiting the dentist fills them with anxiety, and it could even be a full-blown phobia. That’s why we’d like to put our focus on helping our patients overcome their dental anxieties and fears.
Here at Snoring Laser Centre, we are often the first professionals to become aware of a potential case of OSA and many are specially trained for the treatment of sleep apnea.
Dry mouth occurs when salivary glands are not working properly resulting in an inadequate flow of saliva. It can leave us feeling thirsty and hoarse and our mouths sticky and uncomfortable. We may have problems speaking or trouble tasting and swallowing. It also causes bad breath. Needless to say, not having enough saliva is no fun!
CANKER SORES ARE SELDOM SERIOUS, but they can drive us crazy! These small, shallow ulcers pop up in our mouths and on the inside of our lips unexpectedly and sometimes take days to heal. The good news is that they’re fairly easy to prevent, once you understand their triggers.
DID YOU KNOW THAT STRESS can have an effect on your oral health? As if you needed any more on your plate! Knowing how stress and oral health are connected can help you combat any problems that might arise.
HAVE YOU EVER TRIED to enjoy one of your favourite foods, but that angry, swollen lump on your gums or the inside of your cheek kept stinging and hurting? Then you know what it’s like to have a canker sore.
Sleep apnea can occur in three different ways. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the result of a blockage in the airway, typically the tongue collapsing against the soft palate, which in turn collapses against the back of the throat, closing off the airway. This is the most common type of sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea happens when the brain fails to signal the muscles of the respiratory system to keep breathing. Complex sleep apnea is a combination of the first two types.
As with any procedure, making sure you have insurance coverage is important. If your doctor has recommended that you participate in a sleep study, insurance companies may cover all or most of that cost.
If you have decided that laser treatment to help reduce snoring and sleep apnea is right for you, understanding about how much the treatment costs is important.
Our Practice offers NightLase which is a laser treatment to alter the tissue in the back of the throat and mouth. This treatment may give patients the relief they need from sleep apnea and snoring.
Sleep apnea can cause disrupted sleep and affect how we function each day, as well as our overall health. Loud snoring or paused breathing or gasping for air during sleep is not good for our bodies.
Controlling sleep apnea is not easy, but steps can be taken to help reduce snoring, and give patients the uninterrupted sleep they have always wanted.
CPAP machines are considered durable medical equipment, and most insurance companies usually cover the cost of the machine including mask, hose, filters, and tubing. This all depends on the type of CPAP machine you choose.
If you suffer from loud snoring or sleep apnea where your breathing repeatedly starts and stops throughout the night leaving you gasping for air, you may be ready to take the next step. Addressing sleep apnea is important to stay healthy and avoid more serious conditions later in life.
If snoring is left untreated, more serious health complications can occur. There are homeopathic ways to help treat snoring, but these are not guaranteed to work.
Many people experience heavy breathing or snoring while they sleep. A lot of times they do not know when it is time to seek help from a professional.
Using earplugs to help you get a better night’s rest may be a temporary solution.
If you or your partner always feel tired, snore loudly, or suffer from constant interrupted sleep, then you may have sleep apnea.
Sleep plays an important role in our health. If our bodies do not get more than 6-7 hours of sleep per night, we could develop more serious health problems.
Many men suffer from sleep apnea where they stop breathing during sleep. In fact, more men suffer from sleep apnea compared to women. Keeping up with health is very important to reduce your sleep apnea or snoring symptoms.
If you or your partner snore, and your sleep is constantly disrupted, it may be time to find a solution. There are things you can do at home to help ease snoring. If you struggle at home with snoring, and you are not able to find relief, then it may be time to talk to a professional.
Getting enough sleep each night is extremely important to our physical and mental well-being. Sleep keeps our bodies balanced, helping us to have enough energy to function each day.
NightLase is the latest technology in laser treatment to minimize snoring, and open up the airway for quiet and peaceful sleep. Many times we do not want to address snoring, as we may feel embarrassed or self-conscious.
Sleep and mental health are closely connected. Many of us suffer from loud snoring or sleep apnea at night that disrupts our sleep cycle. This causes us to feel fatigued each day, and not have the ability to concentrate.
What is NightLase? Well, NightLase could be your answer to a good night’s sleep. It is a patented laser that, when shot into your throat, heats the tissues in your airway to keep them open when you sleep.
There is no shortage of ‘treatment’ options when it comes to snoring. But, are these ‘treatments’ actually band-aid solutions masquerading as a fix?
There are many things which can be done to reduce your snoring, and not all of them are expensive or invasive. Read on to see our assessment of some common home remedies, as well as the other options which are available for you.
Have you heard this before: “A lady doesn’t snore. She purrs.”? We’ve also heard other people explain it as a ‘light, quiet snore’ or ‘it’s just me breathing’. Regardless of what you dress it up as, the fact is, any noise escaping your mouth while you sleep is classified as snoring.
We've all heard the word snoring, and may even be familiar with the condition Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). But how much do you actually know about snoring and OSA?
Insufficient quality and quantity of sleep can have a significant impact on your mental and physical health, and snoring is one of the most common causes of poor sleep.
Common questions, concerns and misunderstandings about snoring.
Does your partner's snoring cause you to sleep in another room? Let Snoring Laser Care bring you back together.
Here are some really interesting facts about the short and long term effects of snoring.