Nelson Dentistry Blog
April 13, 2018
Getting a good night’s sleep can affect everything from the way you feel the next day to how likely you are to have a car accident on your way to work. (It’s true.) But even if you’re doing everything you can to get a solid eight hours of sleep every evening — and most of us aren’t — chronic snoring greatly diminishes the quality of your sleep. Keep reading to learn about the serious implications of this noisy and terribly un-sexy habit. Then find out how to know when it’s time to try out a snore guard in Lutz!
March 9, 2018
Do you enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning? Maybe you look forward to a cool soda on a summer day? Let’s face it. You like your caffeine. Although you know that it is addictive and that it may not necessarily be good for you, if you have signs of sleep apnea, you may want to give it up. In some cases, caffeine may be the cause of many symptoms that you are experiencing; however, if giving it up does not help, it may be time to undergo sleep testing in Wesley Chapel to ensure that there is not a larger underlying issue.
February 5, 2018
You’re probably used to hearing one of your parent’s snore when you were a kid, but what do you do when you find out that your loved one is a chronic snorer? On the flip side, maybe you wake up the next morning and find out they barely got any sleep that night. “What’s the matter?” You ask them. As they turn to look at you at they just stare and say, “Do you know how loudly you snore?”
To some, this may come as a surprise. Chronic snoring doesn’t just affect your loved ones though. In fact, snoring can affect the overall quality of your own sleep as well. That’s why you may want to consider an anti-snoring device in Lutz. Your dentist can better explain what’s at stake.
December 19, 2017
If you’ve ever slept next to someone who snores, you know how frustrating it is. Another person’s noisy breathing can keep you up all right — or compel you to move out of the bedroom and onto the couch. On the other hand, maybe you are the guilty party. If you snore, you may be embarrassed by the problem, and you might even find that it affects the quality of your sleep and even your daily functioning. But just how common is this issue, and how can you stop snoring in Wesley Chapel?
November 28, 2017
Many people think that only older people, those who struggle with their weight, and people who already have chronic breathing issues like COPD or asthma can suffer from sleep apnea. This is simply not the case. In fact, anyone can suffer from sleep apnea – even professional athletes. Many professional athletes and the National Football League are speaking out about their struggles with sleep apnea to help raise awareness about this life threatening sleep disorder, and help their fellow athletes and other potential sleep apnea sufferers learn more about when to seek treatment for their sleep disorder.
October 19, 2017
Often, insomnia and sleep apnea in Land O’ Lakes are viewed as the same condition, but they are actually two separate sleep disorders. While they can both keep you up at night and lead to daytime fatigue, they are quite different. However, they often go hand-in-hand with one another. Thankfully, you can sleep soundly at night with the help of your dentist.
August 20, 2017
Last September, a New Jersey train slammed into a station, killing a woman. The train’s engineer suffered from undiagnosed sleep apnea. This tragic incident illustrates why sleep disorders are so dangerous. While no one should ever get behind the wheel when they’re extremely tired, that is especially true for truck drivers and train engineers, whose jobs require a high level of awareness. Sometimes, being drowsy on the job is related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). That is why we recommend that truck drivers and train engineers undergo sleep testing in Wesley Chapel.
July 25, 2017
It’s 3 o’clock and you’re struggling to keep your eyes open at work – again! This is even after you went to bed early last night. Chronic fatigue is affecting your productivity during the day, and all you want to do is go home and take a nap. Did you know that sleep apnea could be the culprit of your fatigue? Dr. Jay A. Nelson can help with sleep apnea treatment in Wesley Chapel!
July 16, 2017
If you’re one of the millions of people in the US who may be suffering from sleep apnea, it’s time for a sleep study. Many patients dread this process, especially when it comes to sleeping away from home. If you’ve been putting off a sleep study, you’re getting ready for your study, or you’re just curious about how it works, keep reading. If you’re ready to find out more, contact the Lutz dental team at Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine. We welcome patients from all surrounding communities including Wesley Chapel, and we’ll be happy to walk you through the sleep study process from start to finish. If you’re not sure you need a sleep study, we also provide a consultation to help you determine whether or not you are at high risk for sleep apnea.
May 19, 2017
You’ve been doing your best to keep your exhaustion hidden – no matter how much you sleep at night, you can never seem to get enough rest, and are constantly fatigued the next day. But when you found yourself starting to drift off while driving, you knew something was seriously wrong. After working with the team at Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine, you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea in Wesley Chapel. In this post, Dr. Jay Nelson explains how driving while sleepy is just as bad as driving while intoxicated – and he offers help to treat this common disorder.