Is Oversleeping OK?

Everyone likes to have a lazy morning once in a while. It’s nice to turn off the alarm and grab an extra hour or two of sleep sometimes. The occasional desire to sleep longer in the morning is not a problem. It becomes a problem, though, when oversleeping starts to be the norm rather than the exception. Chronic oversleeping not only has the potential to disrupt your life, but it could also be a symptom of a sleep disorder. Continue reading to learn more.

Sleep Apnea & Road Safety

People suffering from obstructive sleep apnea know the challenges of a long road trip. Summer is quickly approaching, and we know that many people are planning to hop in the car to visit family and friends or take a scenic drive to one of the many national parks the Pacific Northwest has to offer. So, we thought sharing some tips for staying safe behind the wheel would be a good idea.

Words of Wisdom from Dr. Stephen Carstensen. Watch These 3 Informative Videos.

Dr. Carstensen is a dentist who works at our Bellevue, WA location. He was kind enough to record a few videos about his values and philosophy as a healthcare professional who specializes in helping patients breathe better. You can watch all three of his videos here. We agree with everything he says and want to add to his words of wisdom with some thoughts of our own.

Alcohol & Sleep: What You Should Know If You Have TMD Or Sleep Apnea

Do you like to unwind at night with a cocktail or two? Is Friday happy hour with your friends or colleagues a regular occurrence? Does your social life include activities where alcohol is a given? Consuming alcohol, especially in the evenings, does not promote restful sleep, and people dealing with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) or sleep apnea need to be aware of the potential effects this can have on their health. If you have either of these conditions and enjoy an alcoholic drink or two in the evenings, even occasionally, please keep reading to learn valuable information that will help you get better sleep.

Do You Suffer From Sleep Apnea?

Have you been struggling with your sleep and would love to have quality sleep? Have your family members mentioned that you snore, but you have no idea how to fix the problem? If either of these questions sound like you, you may be suffering from a common sleep condition known as sleep apnea. At TMJ & Sleep Solutions NW, we specialize in treating patients with sleep apnea. We can work with patients to provide an official diagnosis and then create a treatment plan based on their needs.

3 Tips For Keeping Sleep Apnea Under Control During The Holidays

Halloween has come and gone, November is here, and before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us. If you suffer from sleep apnea and are currently receiving treatment, it is important to continue with your treatment plan and scheduled appointments during this busy time. It would be a shame to let your holiday celebrations and activities sabotage your progress. Read on to learn more about what you can do to keep your sleep apnea under control during the holidays.