More people than ever seem to be suffering from one or more of these mouth conditions: overcrowded teeth, obstructive sleep apnea, teeth grinding, and mouth breathing. They are all red flags that some medical and dental experts say are evidence of a pervasive problem related to our modern lifestyle. The human jaw is shrinking, they…
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Sleep Apnea Device Works From Inside the Body
A little nerve stimulation can coax the tongue from blocking the airway and alleviate obstructive sleep apnea for a segment of sufferers who aren’t getting relief from continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). This is the mechanism behind a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved technology that’s been known on the market as Inspire since 2014….
Sleep Apnea Causes Gut Microbiome Imbalance, Study Says
A new study examining the link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the gut microbiome links an imbalance in microbiota, known as dysbiosis, with mild, moderate, or severe apnea. Our body depends on its microbiota—the bacteria, fungi, and viruses that live symbiotically in and on the body—for several functions, including an effective immune response. Earlier…
Re-establishing Sleep Schedule: How to Get Enough Sleep and Why It’s Important
Sleep is important for health and well-being, but it can also be elusive. Work and social lives can play havoc on people’s sleep schedules, and it is important to be able to adjust in order to maintain an acceptable amount of rest for the mind and body. COVID-19 lockdowns disrupted many people’s sleep cycles, allowing…
How Does Sleep Apnea Work?
Apnea is a temporary cessation of breathing for at least 10 seconds. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the more common form of apnea that occurs when the throat muscles relax, causing the breathing to completely stop or reduce to 10 percent of the normal level. Because one cannot get enough air, the oxygen level in…
Struggling to Sleep?
Most people who have sleep apnea don’t realize it. That’s because this disorder only occurs during sleep. Sleep apnea is when you have pauses in breathing while you’re asleep. These pauses can last from seconds to minutes. You may have difficulty breathing a few times or dozens of times an hour. These breathing pauses can…
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common condition in which your breathing stops and restarts many times while you sleep. This can prevent your body from getting enough oxygen. You may want to talk to your healthcare provider about sleep apnea if someone tells you that you snore or gasp during sleep, or if you experience other symptoms of…
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