Alaska Sleep Education Center

The Harmful Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On Your Dental Health

Posted by Lidia Hovhan on Dec 23, 2020 2:45:00 AM

In today’s hectic life, it has become increasingly difficult to get a good night’s rest. Work schedules, pressures from family and friends, and the ever-present social media makes it almost impossible to find downtime to relax and get a good night’s sleep. 

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Topics: sleep apnea, dental

What is the Inspire Sleep Device?

Posted by Emily Allen on Dec 10, 2020 4:13:00 AM

Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that affects 22 million Americans. When left untreated, it can lead to devastating effects on heart and brain health, impair quality of life and increase motor vehicle and occupational accident risk. While Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for some, only 50% of people can use or get benefit from it. Many patients complain that their CPAP machines are loud and they are unable to sleep comfortably while wearing a mask. If CPAP isn’t working for you, there’s now a treatment option that can give you the sleep you’ve been dreaming of called Inspire.

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Topics: dental

Stress Related Dental Cases on the Rise During Covid

Posted by Jonh Robinson on Dec 9, 2020 1:34:12 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the global economy, international and domestic travel more than we could have ever imagined. It also caused a lot of fear, stress, and anxiety for people that is not immediately attributable to Covid. Health experts warned about the possible psycho-social effects of isolation. They were not wrong to assume this, and there has been an increase in mental health cases over this span of time.

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Topics: sleep apnea, dental, teeth, bruxism

How a Lack of Sleep Can Affect Your Dental Health

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 18, 2020 9:29:22 AM

Everyone is interested in improving their health, but few people understand the nuances that come with boosting your well-being. Instead of focusing on large sweeping changes to your life that are difficult to maintain, it’s vital that you start focusing on small practical changes that are easier to adopt and integrate into your lifestyle.

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Topics: dental, sleep apnea dangers

Sleep Apnea and Your Dental Health

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Feb 9, 2020 6:07:00 AM

Did you know sleep apnea can cause dental problems adding to health issues? Saliva is the mouth’s first line of defense against tooth decay. It washes away food debris, neutralizes destructive acids caused by bacteria and helps keep the soft and hard tissues of the mouth in good condition.

Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea that causes dry mouth leading to oral bacterial infections or other dental issues.

Bruxism (aka grinding teeth) diminishes not only your quality of sleep but harms the enamel making your teeth vulnerable to tooth decay. It can also lead to TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) which causes migraines, oral numbness or pain, or pinched nerves. Add in any missing teeth and grinding can increase bringing frequent loss of sleep.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep apnea, dental

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