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Warning Signs that you should take your Snoring Seriously

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN The occasional reminder from your partner when you wake in the morning about your snoring habits may not seem like a big deal. However, depending on how long you have been snoring, the intensity you snore, and multiple other factors determine the best treatment. Although about 45% of Americans snore a little or on occasion, some snorers could show signs of a much deeper and more serious medical condition. A leading sleep apnea dentist in Nashville at Devine Dentistry can help you understand why …

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8 Ways to tell if you have Sleep Apnea and how the Dentist can Help

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Sometimes, loud snoring or gasping for air while sleeping is brought to your attention by a significant other. These symptoms may indicate a sleep condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The sleep-breathing disorder occurs when throat muscles relax, causing soft tissue to collapse and wholly or partially block your airway, restricting oxygen flow. Even though snoring is the most prevalent symptom that accompanies sleep apnea, more signs may create daily life challenges. The sleep apnea dentists in Nashville near you share eight ways to …

Sleep Apnea can occur in Seemingly Healthy Individuals

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN If you are overweight or physically inactive, your risk of developing a sleep breathing disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea increases. However, healthy people—even athletes in peak physical condition—can develop obstructive sleep apnea. Take the case of Mike Napoli, a veteran catcher, and first baseman in Major League Baseball who was diagnosed with a severe case of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is one of the most serious types of sleep breathing disorders A patient with sleep apnea experiences an airway blockage during sleep. A …

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Sleep Apnea Eventually could lead to Blindness, says New Study

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN If you or someone you love has diabetes, you need to read this! There are some things about sleep apnea and diabetes that your Nashville sleep apnea dentists at Devine Dentistry believe you need to know. Did you know that severe cases of sleep apnea increase the likelihood of vision loss in diabetics due to macular edema and that this vision problem is harder to treat in patients who suffer from sleep apnea? Sleep apnea and diabetes together could lead to blindness, according to …

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CPAP isn’t your only option to Treat Sleep Apnea in Nashville

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Are you one of the estimated 22 million Americans that are affected by sleep apnea? Many people avoid seeking help for their obstructive sleep apnea because they think a CPAP machine is their only option. Dr. Brian Devine, an airway-centric dentist in Nashville, wants you to know about alternative treatment methods for sleep apnea. CPAP isn’t for everyone Using a CPAP machine remains the most popular form of treatment for sleep apnea. Standing for continuous positive airway pressure, a CPAP machine is a device …