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Category: Sleep Apnea

Morning Headaches

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Why can you go to sleep with no headache but wake up with a headaches? Reasons for the morning headaches can be tooth grinding, tooth clenching a combination of clenching and grinding and sleep apnea.

The morning headaches associated with clenching and grinding are actually tension headaches. The tension in the muscles is due to lactic acid build up in the muscles and resultant pain. Its like your muscles have been running a marathon all night while you are sleeping.

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Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta Many people think snoring is just a nuisance, but it is sometimes a sign of sleep apnea, a common and dangerous condition that often goes undiagnosed. Without treatment, sleep apnea can contribute to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and other complications. Calgary dentist Dr. Steven Cload has extensive experience treating snoring and helping those with sleep apnea (and their loved ones) regain healthy sleep. If you or a family member suffers from loud, chronic snoring, please call the Southcentre Dental Clinic at >a href=”tel:403-278-1415″>403-278-1415 to schedule your sleep apnea consultation.

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Snoring, Sleep Apnea, and How Your Dentist may be able to Help

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Although snoring, sleep apnea, is not always a sign of the dangerous condition known as sleep apnea, it is one of the most common symptoms.

If you or a loved one suffers from loud, chronic snoring, Calgary dentist Dr. Steven Cload can assess your condition and recommend a treatment option suited to your unique needs; if necessary, Dr. Cload can refer you to a sleep center for additional diagnosis. Please call us today at 403-278-1415 to schedule your sleep apnea consultation.

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Long-Term Effects of Sleep Apnea

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when you’re not able to breathe while you sleep. Your airway gets blocked by your tongue, tonsils and/or other muscles and tissue in your throat. If left untreated, the long term side effects can be very serious. When you have many interruptions in your sleep, your body and mind become exhausted. This disorder can take quite a toll on your life.

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Is Sleep Apnea Really a Problem?

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Sleep apnea, or its common form obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), occurs when your airway is blocked while you sleep. Because of the lack of oxygen, most people with this condition will choke in their sleep or awake suddenly gasping for air.

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Always Tired? It Could be Sleep Apnea

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Are you always feeling tired, even when you get a good night’s sleep? Do you have trouble staying awake during the day or fall asleep during inappropriate times, such as talking, eating or driving? Excessive daytime sleepiness is a symptom of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when you stop breathing or your breathing slows while you’re asleep.

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Snoring! Are you so loud all of Calgary can hear you?

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Snoring. It rarely troubles the snorer, but the rest of the household. Now that’s a different matter.

Before we treat our patients in Calgary with dental snoring devices we send them home with a easy to use snoring/sleep apnea testing device called an ARES. Would you believe many of our patients record sustained snoring levels equivalent to someone singing loudly( opera level) in their bedroom. No wonder some partners sleep in separate rooms or on separate floors.

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Epworth Sleep Apnea Test

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The Epworth sleep apnea test is a short and simple questionnaire in which you are asked to rate your likelihood of dozing off or falling asleep in eight common situations, such as riding in a car or watching TV. It takes most people about two or three minutes to complete; you can take the test and score yourself at home.

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