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How Too Much Alcohol Can Make Sleep Apnea Worse

December 14, 2020

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Bearded man being kept up by his sleep apnea

Some people use alcohol to try and fall asleep faster. On the surface, it makes sense: alcohol has a sedative effect that makes you feel like drifting off. But before you head to the fridge for a drink before bed, you should know that numerous studies have found that alcohol has actually been linked to poor sleep quality – especially in those who suffer from sleep-related breathing disorders. Discover the truth behind the link between alcohol and sleep apnea.


Could Your Child Be Suffering from Sleep Apnea?

December 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwest @ 3:37 pm
Child sleeping with her mouth open

When someone has sleep apnea, their sleep is habitually disrupted by breathing complications, which drastically affects sleep quality and results in daytime sleepiness. For children, this condition can sometimes cause restlessness and other behavioral issues that mimic the symptoms of ADHD. If any of this sounds familiar, your child may be suffering from this disorder. Keep reading to learn the symptoms, causes and treatment of children’s sleep apnea.


Using a Sleep Diary to Diagnose Sleep Apnea

November 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwest @ 3:17 pm
Open notebook on bed with pen and alarm clock

Even if you’ve noticed warning signs of sleep apnea, treatment can’t begin right away. After all, there are different kinds of sleep disorders that are linked to unique causes; in order to successfully treat them, they need to be properly diagnosed. There are a few different ways to confirm that you have sleep apnea, but one step that you might be asked to take is to keep a sleep diary – a useful reference tool that can give you and your sleep doctor some important context about your resting habits. Read on to learn how a sleep diary could be the first step to enjoying peaceful nights again.  


Why Bedwetting Could Mean a Serious Sleep Disorder

November 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwest @ 12:54 am

Most adults think their bedwetting days are far behind them, which is why it can be very embarrassing to find a damp spot on your sheets when you wake up in the morning. If it only happens every once in a while, you have nothing to worry about. But if you end up wetting the bed on a frequent basis, it could be a telltale sign that you have sleep apnea – and that means you have far larger health issues to worry about. Read on to learn why your frequent nightly trips to the bathroom might be a sign of a sleep disorder.


Can CBD Oil Improve Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

September 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwest @ 1:18 pm

When you learn that you’re suffering from sleep apnea, your natural first thought is going to be to focus on finding a way to overcome the disorder as soon as possible. Looking around the Internet, you might see a few articles talking about how some people use cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. Could this be the solution you’re looking for? Read on to discover what could help you get a good night’s rest again.


Is It ADHD or a Sleep Disorder? Or Both?

August 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwest @ 7:57 pm

If your child has gotten in trouble at school for being inattentive, overactive, and just generally restless, your first thought is that they might have ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). But there’s also the possibility that their behavior comes from a lack of rest due to a sleep disorder. Both of these conditions have very similar symptoms, which means it’s easy to confuse one for the other. How will you be able to tell the difference, and who should you see for help? Read on to learn the answers that could help your child focus during the day and rest easy at night.


Is Your Child Suffering from ADD or Sleep Apnea? Or Both?

July 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwest @ 1:02 pm

If your child has been diagnosed with attention hyperactivity deficit disorder – ADD or ADHD for short – you may be used to them acting irritable or having trouble paying attention if they don’t get enough sleep. They might also have a tendency to forget things. But did you realize these symptoms could be pointing towards a different disorder as well? The American Sleep Apnea Association estimates that about a quarter of children who were diagnosed with ADD are actually suffering from obstructive sleep apnea – in other words, much of their behavior is directly connected to a lack of quality sleep. Read on to learn more about how sleep apnea and ADD could be mixed up – and what to do about either condition.


Is It Enough to Wait Until the Weekend to Get Adequate Sleep?

May 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwest @ 5:11 pm

woman dozing suffering from sleep apnea in Las VegasDo you find yourself being deprived of a sufficient amount of sleep throughout the week? If you’re like most people, you just power through the lethargy, irritability and other issues that arise, because you don’t have time to slow down. Thus, you may find yourself trying to play catch-up on the weekends. Are the extra hours of “shut-eye” enough to make-up the deficit? Read on to get the answer, learn about the potential of sleep apnea in Las Vegas as the catalyst, and discover how a sleep dentist can help you recover.


Could the Coronavirus Quarantine be Encouraging Your Jaw Pain?

May 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwest @ 4:58 pm

woman with jaw pain needs TMJ therapy in Las Vegas

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Americans have suddenly been thrust into a new reality. Many have become more acquainted with their home and family than they could have ever imagined. The crisis has also led to some financial uncertainties. These abrupt changes have naturally caused a great deal of angst, and this could possibly have an impact on someone’s jaw health. If you’ve been experiencing jaw pain recently, read on to learn how TMJ therapy in Las Vegas could possibly help you out.


Why You Should Never Ignore the Pain in Your Jaw

April 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drwest @ 1:15 pm

Man lying in bed suffering from TMJ painLately, you’ve noticed that you’ve been waking up with pain in your jaw every morning. There’s also a clicking noise every time you open and close your mouths. These issues are annoying, but so far they’ve been manageable. Surely you can just keep living your life as normal without seeking treatment for such minor issues? Don’t make this mistake; the symptoms associated with an injured TMJ in Las Vegas may not seem particularly problematic at first, but ignoring them could have dangerous consequences. Learn more about the warning signs of a TMJ disorder – and why they should be heeded.


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