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What causes snoring? At least 30% of adults snore on a regular basis, but that doesn’t mean snoring is normal. Airway blockage is the root cause of all snoring problems. Learn when and why you should be worried about snoring.

What is Snoring?

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Drowsy during the day? Excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring, gasping during sleep, morning headaches, night sweats are signs of obstructive sleep apnea. Learn more about the symptoms of sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

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How does a custom mouthpiece stop snoring? Tongue retaining devices and mandibular repositioning devices can prevent collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the throat during sleep. Learn how these dental devices stop snoring.

Oral Appliance Therapy

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Why are anti-snoring mouthpieces risky? Mouthpieces can cause tooth movement, TMJ and bruxism. They can also stop snoring without treating sleep apnea. Learn other reasons to see a qualified dentist for oral appliance therapy.

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Sleep Apnea News

  • Sleep apnea causes and treatment breakthroughs
    Nov 29, 2015 Over the course of 2015 much news came out about how sleep apnea can negative impact health and increase the risk of other health ailments. Below are Bel Marra Health’s top news stories about sleep apnea, which we hope you will find useful and will prompt you to get yourself checked out if you believe that you may have it.
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  • The Connection Between Gout and Sleep Apnea
    Nov 20, 2015 As you know, sleep apnea can be linked to a variety of health conditions including heart disease. With recent research, we have found another connection: gout. A new study has found that sleep apnea can be linked to gout and flare-ups according to The Washington Post.
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  • STOPBang Helps Predict OSA
    Nov 16, 2015 According to Mark Fenton, MD, the STOPBang questionnaire is able to rule out obstructive sleep apnea in some patients, as reported by Medpage Today.
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  • Can listening to music help you sleep?
    Nov 13, 2015 Recently, British composer Max Richter released an eight-hour-long composition titled Sleep, which he has described as a lullaby, meant to be listened to while sleeping.
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  • Interrupted sleep impacts mood more than lack of sleep, study finds
    Nov 2, 2015 After a bad night's sleep, you are unlikely to be in the best of moods. But according to a new study, your bad mood may be down to lack of quality sleep, rather than lack of quantity.
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  • Is your pet wrecking your sleep?
    Oct 31, 2015 According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, 18 percent of pet owners felt that their animal disturbed their slumber. But the actual numbers are likely higher.
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  • 5 Surprising Facts About Sleep Apnea
    Oct 19, 2015 Tossing, turning, snoring and waking up in a fog might mean more than just a bad night’s sleep, especially if they happen on a regular basis.
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  • In Kids, Sleep Apnea Can Be Misdiagnosed as ADHD
    Oct 19, 2015 According to Redondo Beach dentist Michael Fulbright, DDS, sleep apnea in children is a big problem, particularly when it goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed entirely.
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  • Can I drink a glass of wine (or beer) before my sleep study?
    Oct 13, 2015 Just because a drink before bed can make it easier for you to fall asleep doesn’t mean that it actually helps you sleep well. Drinking alcohol can reduce the effectiveness and alter the results of your sleep study.
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  • Untreated Sleep Apnea Can Worsen Migraines
    Oct 2, 2015 We’ve seen connections between sleep apnea and an array of conditions, but did you know untreated sleep apnea can actually worsen migraine headaches? It can. Some migraines specialists even believe that most of their patients are not aware that they suffer from sleep breathing disorders—more proof that diagnosis and treatment are key to a leading a healthy life.
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  • Sleep, Health and Performance: Solving Bedtime Blues
    Sep 21, 2015 Many kids need more sleep to excel in school and to stay healthy. Sleep deprivation in kids can lead to weight gain, problems in school and behavioral changes, says Ann Halbower, the hospital's director of pediatric sleep research.
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  • New symptom may help identify sleep apnea in older women
    Sep 2, 2015 Obstructive sleep apnea may be underdiagnosed in postmenopausal women. A new study strongly associates the condition's traditional risk factors with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), suggesting that it may be an additional screening factor for doctors to consider.
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  • Women and Sleep: What you Need to Know
    Sep 2, 2015 Top 5 Sleep Facts for Women
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