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Can Sleep Apnea Make You Age Faster?

April 9, 2022

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Old alarm clock on bedUntil someone discovers the Fountain of Youth, you can’t stop the aging process. Although you can’t pause the clock, there are several things you can do to slow down aging. Besides eating healthy and exercising regularly, quality sleep is equally important. It allows your body to rebuild and regenerate to support your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, a good night’s rest isn’t easy if you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If you have the breathing disorder, sleepless nights aren’t the only concern. Believe it or not, sleep apnea can take years off your life.

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The 4 Stages of Sleep – And Why They Matter

March 13, 2022

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If you could rate the quality of your sleep on a scale of 1 to 10, how would yours score? Anything less than a perfect 10 on most nights deserves your attention. Getting a good night of sleep is critical for your overall health. When you fall into a deep slumber, you are able to go through all the stages of sleep – but having a condition like sleep apnea makes it difficult. Keep reading to learn what the stages of sleep are, and how to tell if you need to seek help for a sleep disorder.

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How an At-Home Sleep Test Works

February 9, 2022

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Before you can be treated for sleep apnea, you’ll need to complete a sleep test. This used to mean sleeping at an unfamiliar laboratory, but now you also have the option of having the test done at home where you can enjoy the comforts of your own bed. If you do decide to undergo an at-home sleep apnea test, you’ll want to be completely up to speed on how it works and what you can do to prepare for it.

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Cell Phones and Sleep Apnea: Why You’re Not Resting Well

January 14, 2022

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You struggle with sleep apnea, but you also spend hours lying in bed on your cell phone. The combination of these two can leave you feeling groggy, exhausted, and zombie-like the following day. If you want to take back control of your sleep patterns, learn why it’s in your best interest to power down your phone, get the necessary treatment for your apnea, and start embracing a better quality of life.

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Need a Sleep Study? Here’s How to Prepare

December 20, 2021

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Woman in bed with blanket over her headDo you suffer from chronic snoring? Maybe you have a reoccurring morning headache? No matter the issue, your physician may recommend a sleep study to rule out certain conditions, like sleep apnea. The disorder causes several pauses in breathing frequently throughout the night. Besides affecting your quality of life, it can lead to several serious health concerns, like cardiovascular disease. Although you might feel a little apprehensive about the study, there’s no reason to worry. Here’s how you can prepare for your sleep test.

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Are You Active Duty with Sleep Apnea?

November 29, 2021

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There is no one-size-fits-all solution to treating sleep apnea. Your sleep disorder does not affect you in the same way it affects others, and your treatment plan shouldn’t be the same either. Many people find successful treatment using either a sleep apnea appliance or CPAP therapy. Others need to combine the two treatments to ensure quality sleep. Whatever your unique situation, Dr. David Drummond will work with you to create a personalized sleep apnea treatment plan that will allow you to remain soundly asleep throughout the night. Contact Stop Snoring Lawton to schedule your sleep apnea consultation. Until then, read on to learn more about sleep apnea therapy for all members of the Military!

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Debunking 5 Common Sleep Apnea Myths

October 13, 2021

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Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea. It’s one of the most common sleep disorders, causing people to experience frequent pauses in breathing that last ten seconds or more. But did you know that out of all those affected, 80% are undiagnosed? It’s mainly because there are several misconceptions about the disorder, keeping people from getting a diagnosis and seeking treatment. Luckily, we’re here to set the record straight once and for all. Read on as we debunk five common sleep apnea myths.

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Tips to Help You Adjust to Your Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance

September 10, 2021

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If you have sleep apnea, then you know first-hand how much it affects other aspects of your life. Aside from never getting a good night’s sleep, you constantly feel exhausted and unable to focus throughout the day. After consulting with a sleep dentist for a solution, they might’ve given you an oral appliance to help conquer your disorder. But are you finding it challenging to adjust to your new device? Don’t worry – most people do. Read on to learn how you can make the adjustment process as easy as possible.  

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Sleep Apnea: Will It Ever Go Away?

August 4, 2021

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Man with sleep apnea lying awake in bed

What is your first thought when you realize that you might have sleep apnea in Lawton? Do you seek treatment immediately, or do you wait to see if the problem takes care of itself? Many people take the latter option, thinking that sleep apnea will eventually go away on its own, but of course this decision can have serious long-term consequences for your overall health. A sleep dentist can explain the potential causes of sleep apnea and why ignoring the condition is never a good idea.

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How Your Anxiety May Be Tied to Sleep Apnea

July 15, 2021

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Woman with sleep apnea and anxiety awake in bed

The number of people diagnosed with sleep apnea has been increasing in recent years. Likewise, cases of anxiety have also been on the rise. As these two conditions become more and more common, they often appear to go hand in hand, with sleep apnea patients often suffering from anxiety as well. What do these two completely different conditions have to do with each other? And what should you do about them? Read on to learn more about anxiety and sleep apnea in Lawton.

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