Can Prescription Drugs Exacerbate Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Prescription drugs are sometimes necessary to manage health conditions, but, unfortunately, they can aggravate symptoms of sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. The pauses can occur multiple times per hour, interrupting sleep patterns and restricting oxygen that the brain and body need. This […]

How Can a Dentist help My Child Sleep Better?

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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA We have a few questions to about the quality of sleep your child is getting: Does your child ever seem to struggle to breathe at night? Does s/he snore, take pauses in breathing or make choking or gasping noises as if s/he has momentarily stopped breathing? Is s/he still wetting […]

Take a Deep Breath, and Let’s Talk about Sleep Apnea …

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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Millions of Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and some don’t even realize it. If your bed partner complains that you snore or gasp for air at night, you may have OSA. Today, our sleep apnea dentist in Santa Cruz is explaining what sleep apnea is, and we’re diving […]

Why Do I Wake Up Tired No Matter How Many Hours I Sleep?

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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA We’ve all experienced mornings when we wake up feeling groggy and unrested, despite seemingly getting a full night’s sleep. While various factors could be at play for why we feel exhausted as soon as our feet hit the floor in the morning, one often overlooked culprit is sleep apnea. In […]

Could you have Sleep Apnea?

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could i have sleep apnea

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Sleep apnea can have one (or more) of many warning signs, but perhaps you aren’t familiar with them. Today, our airway dentist in Santa Cruz wants to focus on some of the symptoms of sleep apnea, which is a dangerous sleeping condition that is preventable but, if left untreated, will […]

A No-Strings-Attached Solution to Sleep Apnea

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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleeping condition that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates affects 25 million adults in the U.S. It is characterized by pauses in breathing when a person’s airway becomes blocked or collapses while sleeping. Often caused by excess weight or heavy consumption of alcohol, common […]

6 Signs of Sleep Apnea that you Shouldn’t Ignore

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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Sleep apnea is a sleep breathing disorder that causes reduced airflow, which interrupts your sleep and can be harmful to your health. This condition can affect anyone of any age, even children and physically fit adults. Therefore, it’s essential to identify sleep apnea symptoms and address the condition as soon […]

What’s Making you Snore?

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what makes you snore

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Nearly 37 million people in the U.S. snore regularly. Are you one of them? How about your partner or a family member? Snoring is a sign that your body isn’t getting enough air while you sleep. Additionally, it disrupts your sleep cycle, which is why obstructive sleep apnea sufferers often […]

5 Ways to Feel More Energized in the Morning

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energized in the morning

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA The world has morning people. Then there’s the rest of us. Is any sound more annoying than an alarm clock in the morning when you’re sleeping peacefully? How many of us hit “snooze” more than once every morning before finally dragging ourselves out of bed? No one wants to feel […]

How Scotts Valley Dentists Help you Stop Snoring

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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Restful sleep is crucial for good overall health. Unfortunately, sleep apnea sufferers have trouble sleeping through the night. In addition, many people with sleep apnea are unaware of their condition. As a result, sleep apnea may cause you to wake up tired and grumpy. Scotts Valley sleep apnea dentists can […]