Category Archives: sleep disorders

Are you considering an oral appliance for your mild sleep apnea?

The short answer is that the oral appliance used while sleeping may help some symptoms of sleep apnea, but not others. An oral appliance that helps push the lower jaw forward to make more room in the back of the … Continue reading

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Insomnia… an interesting problem

Did you know that insomnia affects 10 to 30% of the population? Insomnia is a specific definition, per the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD3).  You must have all four of the following: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, early … Continue reading

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Fighting sleep?

As we age we sleep differently.  We continue to need the same amount of sleep, but our sleep patterns may change.  Sleep needs vary among individuals.  Some do well on five hours of sleep per night, others need 9 hours.  … Continue reading

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Breathe. . . . . .. . . . gasp! snort! .. . .Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is disruption of sleep (to both the patient and their bed-partner) and is harmful to the body.  Here are some nuts and bolts  about it. . . What are the symptoms? Snoring. Frequent awakenings during sleep. Daytime sleepiness. … Continue reading

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. . . still counting sheep?

Insomnia or sleep disorders can affect every facet of your life.  Patients with insomnia have impaired daytime function due to many forms of insomnia: difficulty initiating sleep/ maintaining sleep, or poor quality sleep. By definition, insomnia occurs despite having adequate time and … Continue reading

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