I don’t snore: Could I still have sleep apnea?

 

I don’t snore: Could I still have sleep apnea?

Although loud snoring can be a hallmark of sleep apnea – the condition in which people stop breathing for short periods repeatedly while they are asleep – the absence of that symptom doesn’t necessarily mean that a patient doesn’t have sleep apnea. This condition is defined by the apneic episodes, which can occur when soft tissues […]

How Untreated Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health

Sleep apnea is an insidious health condition that can be difficult to detect because it occurs when a person is resting. An abundance of research has been devoted to the health effects of sleep apnea in recent years. Some of this research has shown that sleep apnea can weaken the cardiovascular system, affect pulmonary function, […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Periodontal Disease

Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person stops breathing for a few seconds at a time repeatedly during sleep because the opening to the airway is briefly obstructed. Although it may not be readily apparent, this condition may actually increase the likelihood that you’ll develop periodontal disease, according to some recent scientific research. […]

Sleep Apnea: Looking for a CPAP alternative?

A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) mask that forces air into the airway during sleep is a highly effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, but unfortunately many patients cannot tolerate wearing the mask throughout the night and they ultimately abandon the device. This means that they will continue to experience the consequences associated with the […]

Will sleep apnea go away with time?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which the patient repeatedly stops breathing while asleep due to obstruction of the airway opening. This condition rarely resolves on its own, and most patients will need some intervention to control their symptoms and protect their health. Before pursuing treatment, however, patients must complete a sleep study in […]

Do I have sleep apnea if I snore?

Snoring can be bothersome, especially to a sleeping partner, but it may not be a mere annoyance. Under certain conditions, snoring may indicate sleep apnea, which is associated with a number of serious health risks, such as high blood pressure and heart disease. If you don’t get a good night’s rest, you may also be […]

What May Be Causing You To Snore

Snoring may seem harmless, but it may be a sign from your body that something more serious is going on. Though snoring can be caused by many different things, it is a prominent symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which is associated with a few health risks.   What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive Sleep Apnea […]

Will I Miss Work After an Oral or Maxillofacial Surgery?

At Austin Oral Surgery, we recommend that you take the whole day off from work the day of your oral or maxillofacial surgery. For most oral procedures, you will be able to return to work soon after your procedure. However, not all surgeries are alike, and some will require a longer recovery time. If taking […]

How CPAP Can Help Your Sleep Apnea

As we’ve mentioned many times before in our blog, Sleep Apnea is a serious condition that affects millions of people each year. If left untreated, Sleep Apnea can lead to severe health problems and even death. However, thanks to many medical technologies, there are solutions for Sleep Apnea out there — especially for Obstructive Sleep […]

How Does Surgery for Sleep Apnea Work?

For most sleep apnea patients, surgery is a last resort. More conservative therapies such as weight loss, oral appliances designed to open the airways, and C-PAP treatment can reduce symptoms and help you get a good night’s rest again. For patients with severe sleep apnea, however, there are a number of surgical options. The causes […]