Category: Snoring/Sleep Apnea

A Snore Away from a Sleep Disorder

Of all the things you might consider unhealthy habits, snoring isn’t typically one of them. Loud, annoying, and possibly a deal-breaker in some relationships, but most people who snore occasionally don’t rank it as a health risk. For many, however, chronic snoring can have cumulative effects on different aspects of their health, wellbeing, and overall… Read more »

Loud Snoring? Find A Quiet Solution

If you sleep near someone who snores loudly every night, you may be desperately seeking a solution. If you are the person who is doing the snoring, you may not bothered at night, but you may feel the effects the next morning. Along with your partner or family members being annoyed with you, you may… Read more »

Should I Be Worried About My Snoring?

Millions of people in America snore on a nightly basis. Many of those snorers live here in Lafayette, LA. Perhaps you or your partner snore every night. When is snoring just a nuisance and when is it a sign of a problematic sleep disorder? Snoring that is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is… Read more »

Your Snoring May Be A Sign Of Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a very common sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. While it may sound similar to snoring, OSA can rob you of restful sleep and put you at risk of multiple health issues. Sleep apnea is a condition where the soft tissues of your mouth and throat collapse into your airway… Read more »

How Do You Know If You Have A Sleep Disorder?

There are many sleep disorders, but some of the most common – sleep apnea and sleep bruxism (grinding or clenching your teeth) – go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Unfortunately, if left untreated, sleep apnea can cause further health complications and sleep bruxism can greatly endanger your oral health. But, both of these disorders present with their… Read more »

How Do You Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

Snoring is common, but most people don’t consider it a cause for concern beyond the disturbing noise it generates. For some patients, though, snoring might be severe enough to affect their overall health, or it might be merely a symptom of a more serious underlying disorder (like obstructive sleep apnea). Treating snoring and sleep apnea… Read more »

How Your Dentist Can Help With Snoring And Sleep Apnea

On a television show, it can be funny to watch someone share a space with a person who snores. Think of the new roommate who sounds like a diesel engine when he sleeps, or the long-suffering wife whose husband’s snores practically shake the room. In reality, snoring makes it harder for you to get restful… Read more »

When Snoring Becomes A Problem

It is estimated that 90 million Americans snore. If those people have a bed partner, that is 180 million people not sleeping well. Is everybody walking around tired? If so, that problem can be remedied. Even if snoring is not a problem for you, it can be a problem for your spouse. The noise can… Read more »

Do You Suffer from Sleep Apnea?

If you have ever been told that you snore – or if you’ve woken yourself up as a result – you should immediately determine whether you suffer from sleep apnea. The same is true if you suffer from any of the common symptoms. The reason we encourage you to learn more about this sleep disorder… Read more »

Why is Snoring an Oral Health Issue?

Sleep apnea (more accurately, obstructive sleep apnea) is a condition that causes patients to stop breathing periodically in their sleep. Given that it’s marked by excessively loud snoring, you might be surprised that your best chance at finding a diagnosis, and treatment, is at your dentist’s office. However, snoring and sleep apnea are typically oral… Read more »