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Downtown Denver Sleep Solutions Blog

Sleeping in a Recliner: A Surprising Way to Handle Sleep Apnea

July 15, 2023

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Close-up of a fully extended black recliner

People who have sleep apnea tend to try all kinds of things in an effort to keep their condition under control and enjoy a better night’s rest. However, some methods of dealing with this sleep disorder are less obvious than others. For instance, did you realize that sleeping in a recliner may make a difference in the quality of your slumber? Here’s what you need to know about this approach to reducing sleep apnea symptoms.

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The Link Between Sleep Apnea & Aging

May 8, 2023

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a man sleeping with sleep apnea

Getting older is just part of life. From a bit of graying hair to a few wrinkles, it’s the price that you pay for the wisdom gained as the years go on. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t want to do everything you can to take care of yourself and slow the process! Unfortunately, if you suffer from sleep apnea, you may be unknowingly accelerating your aging. Read on to learn more about the link between sleep apnea and age acceleration, and what you can do to help you keep your youthful looks.

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Could Hot Weather Make Your Sleep Apnea Worse?

April 8, 2023

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Celsius and Fahrenheit thermometer on wooden surface

You may have noticed that your sleep apnea symptoms seem to worsen when it’s hot outside. At first, you might think you’re imagining things, but the truth is that temperature can have a significant impact on the severity of your sleep disorder, and you need to be aware of this relationship if you want to get the best possible rest you can. Here is what you should know about the link between hot weather and sleep apnea.

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How Can ADHD Be Linked to Sleep Apnea?

March 29, 2023

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Four differently colored blocks spelling out “ADHD”

At a glance, ADHD and sleep apnea might seem like completely separate issues. However, there can be more overlap between them than you might think; it’s estimated that up to one-third of patients who have been diagnosed with ADHD are also suffering from sleep-disordered breathing. What’s the connection between these conditions? Your sleep dentist is here with the facts.

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Can Sleep Apnea Affect My Life Expectancy?

February 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cosleepap @ 10:05 pm
a patient snoring while asleep

Every night, millions of patients miss out on countless hours of sleep due to sleep apnea—but what’s even more unfortunate is the fact that several more cases remain undiagnosed and untreated! But sleep disruption isn’t the only downside to this condition; not getting enough quality sleep every night can actually lead to all sorts of issues that affect your general wellness. Some of these conditions can even impact your average life expectancy! Here’s more from your sleep specialist about sleep apnea and how it can pose a dangerous threat to your overall health.

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Can Exercise Improve Sleep Apnea?

January 27, 2023

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Woman running up bleachersRegular exercise is important for your physical and mental health, but life gets pretty busy. Committing to a fitness routine can be difficult. However, if you’re having trouble getting a good night’s rest from sleep apnea, you may want to increase your physical activity. Research has found a link between better sleep and physical activity. You don’t have to spend hours at the gym to harness the benefits. Instead, a short walk a few times a week can be all you need to improve your sleep apnea symptoms. Here’s how to wake up alert and ready to start your day.

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The Surprising Connection Between TMJ and Sleep Apnea

December 9, 2022

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Woman with jaw pain, suffering from TMJ and sleep apnea in Denver

Do you often suffer from jaw pain? Do you frequently feel exhausted, even in the middle of the day? Has your spouse informed you that you snore at night? If you answered yes to those questions, it is possible that you are suffering from both TMJ and sleep apnea in Denver. Together, these conditions can negatively affect your quality of life and endanger your long-term wellness. This blog post discusses the connection between them and how you may be able to find relief.

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How Sleep Apnea is Linked to Gum Disease

November 23, 2022

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Woman pulling down lip showing signs of gum disease

Sleep apnea has been linked to a variety of health issues, and you might be surprised to learn that gum disease is among them. Researchers have found that sleep apnea patients are more likely to show symptoms of moderate or severe periodontitis, which is the advanced form of gum disease. How are these two conditions linked, and what steps can you take to address them both? The following post has the answers.

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Which Foods Can Make Your Sleep Apnea Worse?

October 19, 2022

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young woman eating banana

You may be surprised to learn that your diet can impact your sleep apnea. By eating certain snacks, you can increase your chances of having a great night of rest. On the other hand, there are specific foods that can cause your sleep apnea to get worse. With the right dietary knowledge, you can avoid sleep deprivation this holiday season. Read on to learn more about which foods to stay away from and some better alternatives to promote quality sleep.  

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Can Sleep Apnea Run in Families?

September 10, 2022

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Happy parents and children smilingA good night’s rest doesn’t come easily for everyone. 30 million Americans have sleep apnea, although only 6 million have been diagnosed. Anyone, no matter age or gender, can develop the condition. You might know lifestyle habits and general health can increase the risk, but did you know it can also run in families? Researchers have found genetic factors that can raise your odds of sleep apnea. 

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