How many times do you roll over during the night? How often do you wake up during the night? How long do you stay awake before you go back to sleep? Do you clench your teeth at night? Are you getting enough oxygen while you sleep? What is the total number of hours/minutes you sleep? How long are you in the “dream stage” of sleep? Would you benefit from sleep apnea treatment?
More Smiles Blog
April 26, 2017
For weeks now, you’ve been exhausted, but you can’t figure out why. You don’t snore, so you couldn’t possibly be suffering from a sleep disorder – could you? When your spouse mentions that he witnessed you stop breathing when you were resting the other night, you know it’s time to work with your doctor. After being diagnosed with sleep apnea, they prescribe a CPAP, but the tubes are cumbersome, and the air pressure is uncomfortable on your throat. Are there any other options to treat this condition? In this post, learn about this common sleep condition, its signs and symptoms, and how your dentist in Covington can help from the team at More Smiles Dental Spa.
February 14, 2017
Is going to bed at night with a partner who snores killing the romance? Many couples end up sleeping in separate rooms just to escape the disturbing sounds and get a good night’s rest. Some people even admit that they can’t sleep at night because they’re worried the person next to them may not wake up in the morning?
Imagine: You come home after a long day and you’re so looking forward to that peaceful feeling of resting your head on your pillow and letting go as you drift into sleep. But if your partner suffers from sleep apnea and snoring, this may not be easy.
December 30, 2016
Life is always better with options — and that’s especially true when it comes to your orthodontic treatment. Straightening your teeth doesn’t have to mean covering them up with noticeable metal hardware for two or more years. There is a better alternative for adults and older teens. With Invisalign in Covington, you can discreetly improve the alignment of your bite.
December 19, 2016
Every day, drivers dangerously get behind the wheel of their vehicles while tired. For many, this is because they suffer from a sleep breathing disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA. Some have been diagnosed by a certified sleep physician, while others may not have ever heard of OSA.
Of those who have sought diagnosis, as many as half may not accept treatment because they cannot tolerate the CPAP machine, which is considered the gold standard in OSA treatment. However, there is a widely accepted alternative to the CPAP that has been approved by the FDA. It is less invasive, more comfortable, and covered by almost all insurance plans.