Nelson Dentistry Blog
February 6, 2019
Functioning at your best in both your personal and professional life requires being well-rested, but that can be challenging for anyone with sleep apnea. The good news is that effective treatment such as oral appliance therapy combined with good lifestyle choices such as exercise can make a big difference. However, when it comes to exercise, it turns out that when you do it is more important than you may have realized. If you suffer from sleep apnea in Lutz, keep reading to find out whether it’s more beneficial to get some extra ZZZ’s in the morning or wake up and exercise instead. You may be surprised at the answer!(more…)
January 28, 2019
Do you wake feeling well-rested in the morning? If not, you aren’t alone. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation reports 45% of Americans’ daily activities are impacted by poor or insufficient sleep at least once per week. In some cases, there may be an underlying cause to the problem, like sleep apnea. If you are among the 22 million Americans who live with it, even with sleep apnea treatment in Wesley Chapel, it may not be enough to get the rest you need. Besides an effective treatment, simple changes to your bedtime rituals can help you sleep soundly.
November 13, 2018
Studies show that over 22 million Americans have a condition called sleep apnea. Thus, they are missing out on the rest their bodies desperately need to function properly. Even worse is the fact that 80% of the cases go undiagnosed. Along with discussing the traditional methods of sleep apnea treatment in Wesley Chapel, your dentist explains how maintaining a sleep regimen and other alternative methods of care can contribute to getting relief.(more…)
October 30, 2018
Sniffling, sneezing, and watery eyes are telltale signs of allergies. Some folks suffer from such symptoms year-round, while others only have to cope with the misery on a seasonal basis. Regardless of which camp you’re in, you’re probably well familiar with the struggle for a good night’s rest that allergies cause. It’s even worse if you also have sleep apnea in Wesley Chapel. Let’s talk about the link between allergies and sleep apnea and how you may be able to find relief from your nighttime woes.
October 7, 2018
A good night’s sleep is critical to maintaining your overall health. In fact, poor sleep has been linked to weight gain, depression, and increased risk of heart disease and stroke among other negative health impacts. Many people know that healthy adults require 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep each night, but do you know why? Here is everything you need to know about the body’s natural sleep cycles and how sleep apnea treatment in Wesley Chapel can restore restful sleep for those suffering from the disruptive condition.
August 8, 2018
If you have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you are likely confused as to what is causing the interruptions in your breathing while you are sleeping. You may be surprised to learn that your TMJ disorder may be the cause. If your jaw does not rest in its ideal position, it can cause a blockage in your airways, resulting in numerous pauses in breathing throughout the night. Over time, this can significantly impact your quality of life and your health. To get the relief you need, sleep apnea treatment in Wesley Chapel can help.
June 9, 2018
Sleepwalking is surprisingly common in children, and in most cases does not need treatment. In adults, though, the risk of danger is greater than it is during childhood. An adult who is sleepwalking should seek professional intervention. A sleep diary can help determine what the issue is — and if that is not sufficient, a sleep test may be recommended. This is when you visit a sleep clinic and rest for the evening hooked up to machines that monitor your vital signs. If it is determined that you have obstructive sleep apnea during this exam, that is the likely cause of your sleepwalking. Sleep apnea treatment in Wesley Chapel can help!
May 29, 2018
Are you one of the estimated 3 million people living with celiac disease? If so, you are at a higher risk of experiencing a sleep breathing disorder. One of the most common of these is sleep apnea — and unfortunately, cutting out gluten may not fix the problem. If a sleep test in Lutz has recently told you that you have sleep apnea and you ALSO have celiac disease, listen up. This blog post is for you.
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.