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July 8, 2019
Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma

Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma

Sleep apnea causes a number of health problems. These range from the irritating such as snoring, and waking up frequently to the serious such as diabetes to heart attacks. But, did you know that this dangerous sleep disorder can also cause glaucoma? If you are like most people, you are unaware of the connection between sleep apnea and glaucoma. There […]
February 26, 2019
Sleep Apnea Dentist

Can Dentists Treat Sleep Apnea?

Dental medicine has made advances in recent years in optimizing oral appliances so they can effectively reduce the effects of sleep apnea. CPAP (constant positive air pressure) machines are not for everyone sometimes they are too uncomfortable and interfered with sleep. Oral appliances can be an alternative to or supplementation of a CPAP machine. There is a good reason to […]
February 20, 2019

Does Medicare Cover a Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece?

Perhaps you find yourself waking up at night gasping for air out of a deep sleep. You wake up not just once, but multiple times every night. You’re drowsy and fatigued the next day and have trouble functioning. You have begun to suspect you suffer from sleep apnea and are wondering if an oral appliance may be the solution. Of […]
February 15, 2019

Do Dental Devices for Sleep Apnea Work?

If you are asking about dental devices for sleep apnea, there is a good chance you or someone you care about has the condition. Maybe the CPAP (constant positive air pressure) machine was just too uncomfortable and interfered with sleep.  To understand if dental apparatus will help with sleep apnea, let’s take a closer look at what sleep apnea is […]
January 30, 2019

Urological Problems in Men Linked to Sleep Apnea

Recent studies show that there may be a connection between sleep apnea and men’s urological problems such as urinary tract and bladder problems, erectile dysfunction, infertility issues, and depression. It’s important that doctors and patients understand the possible correlation for prompt referral and treatment. Researching Sleep Apnea and Urological Problems The study, published in Your Sexual Medicine Journal, included 124 […]
January 25, 2019

Sleep Apnea Treatments Help with Stroke Victims

Obstructive sleep apnea, also known as OSA, is a potentially deadly sleeping disorder. Studies examine how this sleep disorder, which causes a cessation of breathing during sleep, affects those with other conditions. Late in 2018 researchers focused their attention on stroke victims who suffer with OSA. This large study found that beginning OSA treatment as soon as possible after either […]
January 18, 2019

Sleep Apnea Test for People with Epilepsy

Sleep apnea is a serious condition for thousands of Americans. The disorder causes breaks in breathing while the sufferer is asleep. This results in a drop in oxygen levels which, in turn, leads to other health problems. Untreated sleep apnea can ultimately lead to death. Not only is the disorder bad for your health, but it also results in increased […]
January 11, 2019

Serotonin Activity and Sleep Apnea

We all know the dangers of sleep apnea. The exhaustion from not sleeping properly can impact driving, job performance, concentration, and so much more. It also has a physical impact on our bodies as shown with our blood pressure, as well as heart and brain function. This potentially deadly sleep disorder is no joke and scientists know it. Research in […]
December 21, 2018

Can Sleep Apnea Affect Pregnancy?

Can sleep apnea affect pregnancy or is there really nothing to worry about? The truth is, sleep apnea can affect a pregnancy. It can cause issues for the mom, and if the problem is severe enough, it can pose a risk to the fetus as well. If you are pregnant and struggling to sleep, you may want to consider getting […]
December 19, 2018

Sleep Apnea and Depression

Many who struggle with depression do not even realize they may have issues with their sleep. However, these two conditions are more closely related than people realize. If you do not get solid sleep each night, it can leave you feeling run down and depressed. The longer this cycle goes on, the worse those feelings can become. Recent studies have […]
December 13, 2018

How Effective Are Dental Devices for Sleep Apnea?

Have you ever asked yourself, just how effective are dental devices for sleep apnea treatment? If so, then know that you are not alone. This is a relatively common question, and for good reason. There are many places where you can go to find an appliance that sits in your mouth. However, you have to be careful. If you buy […]
December 10, 2018

CPAP Dangers

Dangers of CPAP Use Increase When Sleep Apnea Goes Without Proper Treatment There are many CPAP risks that one should be aware of if you ever face the diagnosis of sleep apnea. Plus, there are also many treatment options you have, outside of using a CPAP machine. While these machines have helped many with apnea get better, safer sleep, they […]
November 26, 2018

Does Medicare Cover Oral Devices for Sleep Apnea?

When you suffer from sleep apnea, you know relief is of the utmost importance. It is not only a matter of getting a better night’s sleep, but also a matter of improving your health. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is known to increase blood pressure. It has also been linked to a number of other cardiovascular problems. That is why […]
November 19, 2018

Can Dental Problems Cause Sleep Apnea?

If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, you may think of it as just a breathing or sleeping problem. But, for some people, it can be much more. There may be other underlying problems that can lead to the dangerous disorder, such as dental problems. Let’s take a look at just what OSA is and how dental problems contribute […]
November 12, 2018

Do Mouthpieces Help with Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a medical condition that goes well beyond some sleepless nights due to snoring. Statistics show it’s a problem that affects nearly 22 million Americans. Eighty percent of cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea go undiagnosed. So, if they are not diagnosed, they are obviously not being treated, which can lead to serious issues. But now, […]
November 5, 2018

Do Dental Devices for Sleep Apnea Work?

If you can’t sleep through the night due to sleep apnea or you keep others awake because of it, chances are you’ve been to the doctor and may have even tried a CPAP machine. For many people, these machines are ineffective, leaving them right where they started. But, there are other forms of therapy that can help. There are dental […]
July 12, 2018

Preventing TMJ

Temporomandibular joint syndrome, or simply TMJ, is a serious problem for many people. Women between the ages of 18 to 44 are most likely to suffer from TMJ, but it can be diagnosed in both men and women of all ages. The condition is a problem of the jaw muscles and nerves that is the result of damage to the […]
July 5, 2018

TMJ & Ear Pain

No one wants to live in pain. Pain makes daily life more difficult in just about every way. Often people who suffer from headaches, ear pain, neck pain, and facial pain spend countless attempts at finding a treatment that works. What they don’t realize is that there’s a connection they might be missing. There’s a connection between TMJ & ear […]
June 25, 2018

What You Need to Know about TMJ

Many people talk about TMJ when they think of jaw issues, but few people actually understand what it really means. Mark Levy DDS wants to make sure that you understand what you need to know about TMJ to treat it effectively. The term TMJ actually stands for the temporo-mandibular joint. That joint is what makes you able to open your […]
June 18, 2018

TMJ Treatment Options

TMJ is temporomandibular joint syndrome and is a disorder that impacts the muscles and nerves of the jaw.  When the joint that connects the jaw to the skull is injured it can lead to pain and popping of the jaw during chewing.  TMJ can also cause swelling, headaches, and joint dislocation. Many people who suffer from TMJ often wonder if […]