Category: Snoring

Sleep Center vs. Home Sleep Study: Which is Best?

Sleep Center vs. Home Sleep Study: Which is Best?

When a patient has trouble sleeping, a sleep study may be recommended to determine whether they have sleep-disordered breathing or even sleep apnea. A sleep study, or polysomnogram, is an overnight test that records brain activity and oxygen levels, eye and body...

NightLase™: A Long-term “Fix” for Sleep Apnea

NightLase™: A Long-term “Fix” for Sleep Apnea

John was a patient I treated for sleep apnea by creating an intraoral appliance. He wore the appliance at night to pull his jaw forward and open his airway. John opted for the appliance because he did not want to wear a CPAP machine nightly. The appliance helped him...

Tips for the Ideal Sleep Environment

Tips for the Ideal Sleep Environment

Hygiene is something most people equate to cleanliness, not necessarily to getting a good night’s sleep. But when it comes to rest, the best way to start is by cleaning up your act. Sleep hygiene is about creating the ideal environment for rest and having a lifestyle...

Snoring: The Body’s Foghorn

Snoring: The Body’s Foghorn

My father was a chronic snorer. As a child living at home, I remember hearing his snore all the way down the hall. Back then, we thought it meant that he was getting a good night’s sleep, so it was largely overlooked. Little did I know his snoring was probably a sign...