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Sleep Apnea

Alcohol, Snoring, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

If the title of this blog sounds like a typical Friday night for you, you are not alone. Regardless of how much you know about any of these three things (alcohol, snoring, OSA), you may not know how closely tied together they are. If you struggle with any of these three issues, please read [...]

Oral Appliance Therapy: Changing Lives by Improving Health

To understand how oral appliance therapy provides health benefits above and beyond the obvious ones related to the alignment of your teeth and jaws, it’s important to first realize the connection between sleep apnea and {{{{link id='50430' text='snoring' esc_html='false'}}}}. An Aberdeen, NC dentist who practices neuromuscular dentistry will often treat your malocclusion with an [...]

Over 100 Death Reports Linked to Recalled CPAP Machines

Since June 2021, Philips Respironics CPAP machines have been subject to a Class I recall. The recall came after the FDA received reports that the noise-proofing foam in the machines could break down and enter the tubing. Thereafter, the CPAP machine might force the foam particles into users’ lungs, causing potentially serious complications. Now [...]

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps You Live Longer

Sleep apnea is a sleep-breathing disorder where you experience stoppages in breathing throughout the night. These pauses last at least 10 seconds but can persist much longer. They can happen hundreds of times per night! If you have sleep apnea, you wake up feeling unrested and fatigued throughout the day. You may [...]