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Downtown Denver Sleep Solutions Blog

Sleep is Not for The Weak: How Sleep Apnea Affects Depression

June 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — cosleepap @ 2:33 pm
Man lying in bed wide awake and looking depressed

There are many causes of insomnia. One of the more common ones is obstructive sleep apnea – a condition where loose oral tissue obstructs your airways, making it more difficult to breathe at night. “Sleep is for the weak” might be a funny internet meme and the motto of many students, but in all seriousness, a good night’s rest is crucial for our wellbeing.

If you’ve been struggling with your mood lately, keep reading. Your dentist might be able to help alleviate your symptoms.

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Sweet Sleep: How to Get Higher-Quality Rest This Summer

May 11, 2024

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Woman sitting on bed, stretching after good night of sleep

If you are like many people in the Denver area, you may love summertime for the warmer weather, longer days, and plentiful opportunities for outdoor recreation. However, this season does have a few downsides. You might even find that it becomes more challenging for them to get an adequate amount of high-quality sleep! Why does that happen, and what can you do to get the rest you need? This blog post explains.

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How Does Sleep Apnea Affect Your Life Expectancy?

April 21, 2024

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Stethoscope around tiny chalkboard that says “sleep apnea”

Between the loud snoring that keeps your partner up and the tiredness you experience during the day, you may see sleep apnea as more of an annoyance than anything. However, the fact of the matter is that the disorder can take quite a toll on your overall health – and that might ultimately influence your life expectancy. Your sleep dentist is here to explain why sleep apnea can lead to a shorter lifespan and how treating it can help you live longer.

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Are There Any Home Remedies for Sleep Apnea?

March 13, 2024

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Guy breaks cigarette in half

Sleep apnea is a condition that causes a patient to stop breathing during sleep, and this problem can occur so often as to awaken a person more than a hundred times in a single night. This can lead to problems such as sleepiness, irritability, weight gain, and even car accidents during waking hours. While it’s important to have these problems treated by a medical professional like a sleep dentist, there are a few ways to reduce your symptoms at home. Here’s a brief list of home remedies for sleep apnea.

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A Closer Look at the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Gum Disease

February 4, 2024

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a man snoring

Sleep apnea is a common condition that robs millions of patients of their sleep every night—and what’s worse is that many cases remain undiagnosed and untreated! But lost sleep isn’t the only issue that it can cause; believe it or not, it can trigger many other problems, including gum disease. Keep reading to learn more about sleep apnea and how the condition can sometimes result in gum disease, along with a few tips for managing both and improving your quality of life.

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Why a Sleepy Driver is a Scary Driver

January 10, 2024

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Picture of a sleepy driver

There’s nothing that feels better than a good night’s sleep, and nothing that feels worse than not getting one. As it turns out, not only does chronic sleeplessness feel bad, it also makes you perform worse in many different areas of your life.

For example, if you aren’t getting the sleep that you should it may not be a good idea to get behind the wheel of a car, at least according to some interesting data on vehicular accidents. Here are a few good reasons why you ought to get some sleep before driving, along with information about why that’s important.

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Can CBD Oil Help Treat Sleep Apnea?

December 8, 2023

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Close up of bottle and dropper with CBD oilIf you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), getting a good night’s rest can be difficult. Frequent breathing disruptions deplete your body of oxygen and interrupt your sleep cycle. Although the initial symptoms of OSA may not seem too alarming, you can face potentially life-threatening complications with no treatment. A CPAP or an oral appliance can treat sleep apnea, but is there more you could do to control your symptoms? Yes. Research has found that CBD oil can lead to a better night’s rest.

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Can a Sleep Diary Be Used for Sleep Apnea Diagnosis?

November 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cosleepap @ 7:47 pm
Woman sitting in bed, writing in notebook

Have you been extra tired lately? If you feel worn out despite your best efforts to get an adequate amount of sleep, you may have a medical condition that requires attention. For example, it is possible that you have sleep apnea or another sleep disorder. How can you find out for sure what the problem is? A sleep diary can be an important first step on the path to figuring out why you are struggling to feel well-rested.

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Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

October 26, 2023

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Close up of person checking blood sugarIf you’re not treating your sleep apnea, fatigue isn’t the only problem you face. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can affect your physical and mental health. It can increase your risk of various health issues, including type 2 diabetes. Both conditions are connected in several ways. Here’s why you should consider seeking treatment for sleep apnea.

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6 Factors That Can Make Sleep Apnea Worse

September 29, 2023

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Comparison of normal and obstructive sleep apnea airwayObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes frequent breathing disruptions from an obstruction in the upper airway. It’s caused by the tongue or soft tissues in the back of the mouth collapsing and blocking the airway. OSA can have potentially life-threatening complications with no treatment. Here are 6 things that can make sleep apnea worse.

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