Month: November 2017

The Mouth is Not an Island

The Mouth is Not an Island

What does a dentist know about sleep issues? That’s what Mary wanted to know when she came to the Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry seeking relief for an issue that seemed completely unrelated to her teeth and mouth. Mary had developed hives after receiving a...

Start Early to Prevent Sleep Disorders

Start Early to Prevent Sleep Disorders

Although sleep disorders affect people of all ages, preventing them is something that can be done very early in life. That’s because sleep disorders often stem from poor early development of the jaw.   Every human has the potential to develop a healthy jaw size,...

No Treatment for Sleep Apnea Works If It’s Left on the Nightstand

No Treatment for Sleep Apnea Works If It’s Left on the Nightstand

The key to successfully resolving sleep-disordered breathing is commitment. In other words, no treatment works unless it is used. Whether it’s a CPAP machine—those bedside units that deliver air through a hose and mask—or an intraoral appliance that is worn inside the...

Don’t Let Daylight Saving Time Disrupt Your Sleep

Don’t Let Daylight Saving Time Disrupt Your Sleep

In our sleep-deprived society, many people look forward to the end of Daylight Saving Time in the fall in order to “gain” an hour of precious shut-eye. But the fact is, this sudden time shift—even with the much-anticipated “extra” hour—can negatively disrupt our...