Sleep Apnea

The Mental and Emotional Weight of Sleep Apnea

The Mental and Emotional Weight of Sleep Apnea

It’s no surprise that when you don’t get enough sleep, you tend to become more irritable and emotionally volatile than usual.  You may struggle to keep a calm tone of voice with your children or find yourself snapping at your spouse or co-worker over nothing. Not only do you feel surly and fractious, you also

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You Don’t Have to Keep Snoring!

Sleep apnea: it’s more than snoring, though that’s often how it starts. In the most severe cases, the central nervous system’s attempts to get oxygen to result in several periods of wakefulness through the night. Most people don’t realize they are waking up so much or how little sleep they are getting. But ongoing apnea

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Sleep study

Why Do I Need A Sleep Study?

When patients find out that Dr. Agarwal can make an oral appliance to help with snoring, one of their first questions is, “Why do I need a sleep study?” Though sleep medicine and dentistry overlap through the treatment of sleep apnea and bruxism, they remain two different branches of medicine. A sleep study is an

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sleep apnea, tmj, cmd

Sleep Apnea and TMJ/ TMD

Every morning, you wake up feeling like you’ve been chewing the same piece of gum for hours on end. Your jaw aches. Your head aches. You want to go back to sleep, but that’s not going to help anything today.   The joint where your mandible meets the rest of your skull is called the temporomandibular

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