At Center for TMJ & Sleep Solutions NW, we strive to bring you care that will change the quality of your life. We value our patients’ perspectives and respect their opinions. We want to be sure that our patients feel they are receiving the life-changing care that we strive to offer. We recently had the pleasure to sit with a few of our patients to hear their thoughts on their experiences with sleep apnea treatment and receive feedback on the practice. Click here to watch the short video and learn more about our unique practice.
An article in Science Daily shares the findings of a new study by Monarch University that discusses a link between obstructive sleep apnea and dementia. I’d like to share this with you not only to shed light on the importance of sleep therapy, but also to help you understand potential concerns if a treatment plan is not followed.
The CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine is often prescribed to patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to help keep their upper airway open while they sleep so they can get a good night’s sleep and prevent the symptoms of snoring, waking constantly through the night and daytime fatigue.
You probably know that drinking alcohol has an effect on your quality of sleep, but did you know that for sleep apnea patients, it can make symptoms worse? It’s been shown that moderate and heavy drinking can trigger obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), even in people who haven’t yet been diagnosed with the sleep disorder. What can you do about your alcohol consumption and sleep apnea?