According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine;

  • 40% of women say snoring is a real turn-off.
  • 25% said, a snoring bed partner makes them annoyed or angry.
  • 20% sleep alone because of snoring.
  • 10% report, snoring has hurt at least one romantic relationship.

In addition to hurting your love life, snoring also can harm your health. It is a tell-tale sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a serious disease that can increase the risk for significant health problems. Untreated sleep apnea can raise your risk for congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression and impotence.

Couples have reported that Oral Appliance Therapy saved their relationship by silencing loud snoring. More importantly, it helped their health and energy levels. If snoring is a problem in your bedroom, let’s chat about solutions! Make an appointment today by calling 844-537-5337 or scheduling your next visit online at http://www.prosomnusdentists.com/.

Patient Testimonial: Treatment by Dr. James R. Mattingly, DDS of Walnut Creek, CA; ProSomnus® Sleep Device.

 

 

“My dog Sully had not stayed in bed the whole night because of my snoring…now that I have my ProSomnus device, he stays the whole night”

Patient Testimonial: Treatment by Dr. Mark T. Murphy, DDS of Rochester Hills, MI; ProSomnus® Sleep Device.

 

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A recent study found that folks with high speed internet sleep 25 minutes less on average than those that don’t.  Although not surprising, it speaks to the challenges of managing sleep deprivation, drowsiness and sleep apnea today.

 

A recent article by Jeff Rogers DMD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA in Sleep Review reveals the alarming increased risk of car crashes due to sleeping just 1-2 hours less than ideal.  According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 1 in 10 crashes were caused by drowsy drivers. Today, most states have ‘distracted’ and ‘drunk’ driving laws, but none have ‘drowsy’ statutes.  Bus and truck drivers, FAA pilots, boat captains and many other ‘alert critical’ jobs have testing and compliance guidelines that ensure a well-rested operator is in command. Rest well and drive safely.  It is estimated that over 20% of the adult US population has some sleep disorder.  See you physician of dentist to find out how you can be tested.

 
A recent article in Science News reviewed 27 studies about Sleep and Cognitive Diseases like Alzheimer’s. They found there was a 68% higher incidence in those who were not rested. In the US alone, over one third  of us are considered sleep deprived.

The NFL recently announced a partnership with Sleep Number Beds and their Sleep IQ technology to measure manage and improve players sleep to improve performance.  Similar to the Chicago Cubs using sleep monitoring to help them win their first World Series in a zillion years, the Vikings and Cowboys have been using this technology to gain an edge.  Even more important than performance may be helping to prevent the co-morbidities that are associated with sleep apnea. Everyone recalls Reggie White, the Minister of Defense who died in his sleep shortly after his 43rd birthday.  His death was linked to Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

To see if you are at risk click on the link below.

Self Assessment Test

It is about more than just feeling tired.

According to fairhealth.org;

More males (65%) than females (35%) are affected.
Most likely ages are 41-70 (74%). 
ID, IA, MD, AK and UT are the top five states.
Top associated diagnoses were diabetes and hypertension.

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You may not have to wear a CPAP!

Complications of Sleep Apnea