How Do Sleep Apnea Mouthpieces Work?

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Most mouthpieces for sleep apnea work by moving the jaw forward. These sleep apnea protectors, also called jaw apnea (JAD) or mandibular advance device (MAD), increase the size of the upper respiratory tract, thereby reducing the air resistance that leads to sleep apnea and snoring. Some sleep apnea mouthpieces allow the user to adjust the…

Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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  Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common types of sleep apnea and affects almost 2% of women and 4% of men worldwide. However, most people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea do not get an accurate diagnosis of the disease and may not find the right treatment in the end. Dr.…

Dental Alternatives to CPAP Sleep Apnea Treatment

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If you have mild to moderate OSA and cannot tolerate or are not helped by CPAP therapy, an oral device may be an effective treatment option. Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, or Dr. Dunwody at Houston Sleep Solutions South will be able to help you determine if sleep apnea treatment is right for you. These devices,…

Sleep Apnea, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Risks

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Numerous studies have shown an association between sleep apnea and problems such as type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart attacks, and even short life expectancy. Why this connection? First, obesity is common in patients with sleep apnea and obesity increases the risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart attack. In most cases, obesity is the main cause…

The Statistics of Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a disease that affects breathing during sleep. The word apnea comes from the Greek word for “short breath”. Sleep apnea is a chronic health problem, and as such is a progressive condition, which means it is likely to get worse. If you or someone close to you suffers from sleep apnea, call…

Sleep Apnea affects on Men vs Women

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Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disease and can be experienced by anyone. But it is more common in men than in women. If you or someone close to you suffers from sleep apnea, call Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, or Dr. Dunwody at Houston Sleep Solutions South. The most common type of condition is obstructive sleep…

What Are Common Sleep Apnea Risks?

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Risks of Sleep Apnea

Snoring, periods of respiratory arrest, insomnia, and hypersomnia are common symptoms and side effects of sleep apnea. Over time, these symptoms can lead to serious problems with your overall health, especially if sleep apnea is not treated. Below are some of the most common risks of sleep apnea and its side effects. Speak to Dr.…

How Sleep Affects Your Cholesterol Levels

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While you’re sleeping… During sleep, your body is supposed to be restoring and recharging. Hormones get released that help your body and cells repair after the daytime stresses of life. Your blood pressure should drop, your heart rate should slow, and your breathing should relax. This is all a process of recovery from the hard…

The Dangers of Obesity and Uncontrolled Sleep Apnea

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Cardiovascular and metabolic risks Research studies have shown an association between sleep apnea and problems like diabetes, stroke, heart attacks, even a reduced lifespan. One of the main reasons for this is that obesity is common in sleep apnea sufferers and being overweight can profoundly increase the risks of diabetes, stroke, and heart attack. In…

When Does Sleep Apnea Become Serious?

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Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea severity varies from person to person.  It’s completely normal to experience breathing pauses up to five times per hour for adults and once per hour for kids. These are thought to be part of normal sleep. It’s always best to consult with experts like Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, or Dr. Dunwody at Houston…