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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Your Dental Health and It's Connection to Sleep Apnea

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Oct 3, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Gasping for air when either asleep or awake. It's not a good sign for your health. One reason people gasp for air can be sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is directly related to so many other health issues, including depression, oral health and anxiety.

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Topics: dental, sleep apnea, sleep hygiene

Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea: Pros and Cons of Dental Devices

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jun 26, 2018 6:09:00 PM

Although continuous positive airway (CPAP) pressure therapy is the most recommended treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), not all patients are able to remain compliant with this form of treatment. Some complain of claustrophobia, dry nasal passages, skin irritation from masks, difficulty tolerating pressurized air, and accidentally removing the mask while tossing at night.

For patients like these, an alternative to CPAP therapy may be recommended, and depending on the level of severity of their disorder, may benefit from a substitute treatment such as an oral dental appliance.

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Topics: therapies, dental, OSA, OSA in children

5 Reasons to Get an Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Jul 17, 2015 8:28:54 PM

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy has long been the gold standard option for treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea. However, CPAP may not be the best option for all patients, and there are a variety of reasons why an oral appliance for sleep apnea may be the right choice for helping you get your sleep apnea symptoms under control.

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Topics: dental

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