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Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Setting You Up for an Accident? Atlanta, GA

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD, D.ABDSM

Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Setting You Up for an Accident?

Snoring man sleeping with open mouth.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition caused by a blockage in the airway during sleep. Many people are not aware they have the condition. Others only know when a partner or friend informs them they snore, gasp for air when sleeping or grind their teeth at night. If you have any of these… Continue reading

Sleep Apnea and Allergies Make for an Uncomfortable Combo

Man With Allergies

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you probably already know that allergies can add even more problems with breathing properly while you sleep. Getting oxygen gets difficult when your nose and throat are both obstructed. Sleep Apnea Basics Sleep apnea means you have a breathing problem while you are asleep. When we fall asleep, our… Continue reading

The Hidden Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

snoring partner

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an unpleasant condition that restricts or obstructs a person’s breathing due to their throat muscles becoming relaxed and blocking their airway. OSA occurs continually for intervals of 10 to 30 seconds during sleep. Shockingly, this issue can happen 400 times per night! Symptoms include loud snoring and choking noises that… Continue reading

Addressing Sleep Apnea Could Solve Your Teeth Grinding Problem 

Tooth Pain From Bruxism

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is an oral health problem, but it might be caused by obstructive sleep apnea – which is why it is also considered a sleep-related movement disorder. If you have sleep-related bruxism, you uncontrollably and involuntarily move your jaws when you sleep. This repetitive jaw-muscle activity results in teeth grinding or clenching… Continue reading

Do You Suffer from Nightmares and Disturbed Dreams?

sleeping man

The occasional nightmare or bad dream is completely normal, if, for example, you have watched a scary movie or read a horror novel before bed. However, when you find your sleep consistently disrupted by disturbing, frightening or repetitive dreams, this may indicate an underlying problem. When you sleep, you naturally cycle through five sleep stages.… Continue reading

Sleep Apnea and the Effect on Personal Relationships

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is characterized by repeated interrupted breathing during sleep, with periods of being unable to breathe entirely. You may be aware of suddenly jerking awake if unable to catch your breath, but it is likely that your partner or loved one has commented on loud and continuous snoring. Being unable to get a full… Continue reading

Is Sleep Apnea Affecting Your Relationship?

snoring partner

It is commonly said that many problems in relationships begin in bed. You may think this refers to other activities that take place between the sheets, but in fact, disrupted sleep can lead to a dysfunctional relationship. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may experience several symptoms that will leave you tired, irritable and… Continue reading

Is Sleep Apnea Affecting Your Health?

a man who snores in bed, a woman is drowning out with a pillow

The short answer is probably. About 18 million Americans suffer from this sleep disorder and of those, about 80% are undiagnosed. Both men and women suffer from the condition, even though men are at a higher risk. Babies and children can also suffer from the disorder. Those most at risk are people who are over… Continue reading

Is Stress Affecting Your Teeth?

sleeping man

It is obvious to many that living through this time of the pandemic is causing extra stress for many people. Studies have shown that some people are negatively affected just by hearing or reading about the uncertainties of COVID-19 and its variants. Other people are more directly impacted, either by their job or lack of… Continue reading

When Your Child Has Sleep Apnea

Child Sleeping

Anytime sleep apnea is mentioned, the image that usually comes to mind is an overweight adult who snores loudly and has very irregular breathing. While this picture is accurate to a great extent, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is not just limited to adults. Children can also have this sleep disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea is not… Continue reading

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