Star Sleep & Wellness Blog

How Does Sleep Apnea Affect Relationships?

June 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleep @ 7:40 pm
person lying awake at night

After a long day, there’s nothing quite like getting cozy in bed next to your partner. Research suggests that sleeping beside someone can lower blood pressure and reduce stress hormones. However, if you snore, you might end up on the couch! Snoring is a hallmark symptom of sleep apnea that, unfortunately, can disrupt sleep and strain relationships. Continue reading to learn how sleep apnea affects relationships and how a dentist can help.


Asleep at the Wheel? Discover the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

May 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleep @ 3:50 am
man experiencing drowsy driving

You’re driving down the road and begin to yawn. You recognize you’re tired and didn’t get a good night’s sleep, but you blast some cold air and turn up the radio. After a few more miles, you notice your eyelids getting heavy again. This is a dangerous situation to be in, no matter how far you’re going. Drowsy driving can have fatal consequences, which is why it’s important to seek help if you think you might have sleep apnea. Find out more about the possible dangers of chronic fatigue and what a specialist can do to help.


Why is My Sleep Apnea Worsening?

April 11, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleep @ 3:39 am
older couple in bed and wife plugging ears because of husband snoring

Have you noticed that your sleep apnea symptoms seem to be getting worse? Do you struggle to get the rest you need but are unsure why? You’re not alone. Many individuals are left wondering what is causing their inability to breathe freely. What you may not realize is that certain habits and even medications can be the culprit. Read on to learn what might be the cause of your worsening symptoms and how a trusted sleep dentist can help.


Embrace Better Sleep with Weighted Blankets

March 13, 2024

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person sleeping with weighted blanket

Weighted blankets have surged in popularity, captivating social media with their promise of enhanced sleep quality. While initially designed to help people with ADHD, ASD, and sensory processing disorders, these blankets have caught the attention of the general public for their potential to improve sleep for everyone, including those with sleep apnea. Read on to learn more!


Can Untreated Sleep Apnea Be Fatal?

February 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleep @ 10:26 pm
young man asleep while mouth breathing

You may not think your snoring or ceased breathing throughout the night is that big of a deal; however, the truth is that when left unchecked, it can have fatal consequences. Living a life that leaves you chronically fatigued and unable to breathe freely while sleeping can begin to take its toll, not only on your daily activities but also on your overall health. Can untreated sleep apnea be fatal? If you find yourself asking this question, it’s time to find out why you should seek professional help.


How Sleep Apnea Could Be Connected to Nighttime Incontinence

January 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleep @ 9:23 am

Sometimes, diagnosing health problems is made difficult by patients being unwilling to talk about some of their symptoms. This is especially true when it comes to sleep apnea, which can affect people in a variety of ways, some of which can be a little embarrassing to admit.

For example, there’s a complicated relationship between sleep apnea and bedwetting. If you’ve ever had a problem with the latter, it could be indicative of serious problems with your sleep—here’s what you should know.


4 Tips for Traveling with Sleep Apnea Treatment

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleep @ 1:57 pm
Close-up of a blue rolling suitcase with an extended handle

Do you have an oral appliance that is designed to help treat your sleep apnea? If so, you need to make sure that you’re wearing it whenever you go to bed – whether you’re at home or on the go. It’s important to bring your sleep apnea oral appliance with you whenever you go traveling. To make sure no problems occur during your trip, keep the following 4 tips in mind.


Body Weight & Sleep Apnea – What’s the Connection?

November 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleep @ 10:41 pm
Obese man sitting on a bed

Good sleep is crucial for you to stay healthy and function during the day. Sleep apnea is a sleep condition that can get in the way of your slumber. You have probably heard that being overweight or obese can contribute to and make sleep apnea symptoms worse, but why is this the case? Can sleep apnea cause you to gain weight? Here’s what you should know about the connection between sleep apnea and body weight.


3 Must-Know Tips for Adjusting to Your New Oral Appliance

October 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleep @ 5:20 pm
a person smiling while asleep

If you’ve just started oral appliance therapy, you might be excited that consistent, high-quality sleep each night is just right around the corner! However, you might also be a little bummed about having to adjust to your new device; after all, this period can lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms and annoyances. Continue reading below to learn more about a few of the common issues that you might encounter while adjusting to your device, along with some tips from your sleep dentist to help make things easier.  


Will Sleeping in a Recliner Help with My Sleep Apnea?

September 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleep @ 8:32 pm
a person snoozing in a recliner

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It can lead to interrupted sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, and even serious health issues if left untreated, making it quite an annoying nuisance. While treatment for sleep apnea exists, mainly in the form of CPAP machines and oral appliance therapy, some patients are actually able to find relief by implementing strategies at home, one of which is changing their sleeping position. But can sleeping in a recliner prove useful in combating this condition? Continue reading to learn more. 

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