6 Unexpected ways Sleep Apnea can Ruin your Life

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Sleep apnea is a disorder that impedes breathing during sleep. It restricts airflow, often causing loud snoring, which sounds harmless. But unfortunately, untreated sleep apnea has some significant health consequences that can affect your life in different ways. Today on the blog, our sleep apnea dentists in Scotts Valley share […]

Is it OK if Kids Snore?

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is it ok if kids snore

SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Your child’s growth and development heavily depend on nutrition, exercise, and sleep quality. When your child doesn’t sleep well, it can create behavioral and eating problems and an inability to focus. Unfortunately, when your child snores, it can disrupt their sleep and signify a more complex problem requiring medical intervention. […]

8 Sneaky ways to tell if you have Sleep Apnea

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Daily complaints from your significant other about your snoring or gasping for air while sleeping could cause concern. Obstructive sleep apnea or OSA is a medical condition that causes snoring and breathing pauses throughout the night. As you sleep, your jaw and throat naturally relax, resulting in soft tissue collapsing […]

How Your Shrinking Jaw Could be Causing Sleep Apnea

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA As dentists and scientists review historical dental records, more information about others’ lifestyles so long ago comes to light. For example, human jaws are significantly smaller today than the prehistoric figures who were hunter-gatherers, according to research. Unfortunately, the change results in sleep complications, misaligned teeth, and overcrowding. However, correcting […]

What Snoring has to do with your Health

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Although many people assume that snoring is harmless, it’s the most common symptom of a potentially dangerous sleep-breathing disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA. So when your partner complains about your snoring, it could be a sign that you are one among millions of Americans who suffer from sleep […]

Can you get Rid of Sleep Apnea?

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Sleep apnea is a sleep-breathing disorder affecting millions of people. It occurs with soft tissue in the airway collapsing or completely blocking airflow, resulting in vibration sounds or snoring when attempting to breathe. Untreated sleep apnea is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular events, stroke, and cognitive decline, according […]

CPAP vs. Oral Appliance Therapy–What’s the Difference?

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA If you have obstructive sleep apnea or are seeking a diagnosis for this common sleep-breathing disorder, you might already be aware that a CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure machine is often prescribed as treatment. The problem is that many sleep apnea patients that use a CPAP eventually discontinue its […]

4 Unsuspecting Signs of Sleep Apnea

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Sleep apnea is a common airway disorder affecting millions of people in the U.S. Its most common symptoms are loud snoring or gasping for air, as well as daytime fatigue that never improves no matter how much sleep you seem to get. However, did you know that sleep apnea has […]

5 Ways to feel more Rested this Summer

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Summer is often a season of relaxation, thanks to vacations. However, time off work to rest and unwind is necessary to maintain a balance in life. A crucial aspect of resting is sleeping well. Unfortunately, when you don’t get enough sleep, it affects your body and can cause challenges during […]

What’s it Like to Live with Sleep Apnea?

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA We’re all more conscious of our health these days. However, the harsh reality is that you will never be at your best, physically or mentally, without getting the proper amount of restful sleep. For people living with untreated sleep apnea, restful sleep is almost impossible. In this article, Dr. Max […]