TMJ Linked to Sleep Apnea

Are you starting to notice potential warning signs or symptoms of TMJ disorder? Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ disorder) typically presents itself in a variety of ways. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms on a semi-frequent basis, it’s possibly linked back to the health of your TMJ. But TMJ disorder may not be the…

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Do I Qualify for an Oral Sleep Appliance?

Oral sleep appliances are an effective treatment option for people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. But not everyone qualifies for a dental sleep aid. Here are a few scenarios when an oral sleep alternative may be ideal: If You’re CPAP Intolerant CPAP machines are often bulky and difficult to travel with. Their invasive design can…

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Why Teeth Grinding is Linked to Sleep Disorders

When you think about snoring and teeth grinding, you probably never put them together. The truth is, they could both be related to the same issue: sleep apnea. But why would sleep apnea cause teeth grinding? Especially if your body is trying to get more air into your lungs? Although it sounds counterintuitive, your body’s initial reaction…

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What is a Home Sleep Study?

If you think you have sleep apnea, you might assume that the only way to find out is if you have an overnight study in a sleep lab. While medical sleep studies (at the doctor’s office) are still quite common, there are now alternatives that are more convenient. One example is a home sleep study. …

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Combining Different Types of Sleep Treatments

If you’re someone who struggles with severe sleep apnea and snoring, one of the best treatments might not be one at all, but rather, a combination of various sleeping disorder therapies. At Marietta Sleep, some of our patients with aggressive sleeping disorders do well by combining traditional CPAP equipment with a professionally-fitted oral sleep appliance. Where…

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Top Five Signs of a Sleeping Disorder

Think you have a sleeping disorder or sleep apnea? Sleep disordered breathing can be difficult for some people to identify. Knowing the warning signs can help you know when to see a professional sleep physician or sleep dentistry team about getting help. Here are some of the things we’ll ask about or look for during…

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COVID-19 March 30th Update

We hope this message finds you in good health. As the world adapts to these unusual circumstances from COVID-19, we just wanted to keep you updated. We are continuing to closely follow healthcare guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. We want to reiterate that our commitment is to you,…

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Is Your Partner A Kung Fu Fighter in Their Sleep?

Enduring the tossing and turning of your partner while they sleep is no fun, yet, this dilemma occurs more than you may think.  While readjusting and turning in bed is normal every now and then, there are some problems that may signal it’s time to talk about sleep treatment in Marietta. Causes of Sleep Restlessness If…

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How Can a Dental Appliance Help Stop Snoring?

Many people are familiar with the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines for sleep apnea treatment. Although CPAP machines are the most prescribed method of treating this sleep disorder, they are not the only one. Oral dental appliances are also used in treating snoring and sleep apnea. Refresher on Sleep Apnea Under normal circumstances, when…

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Protect Your Teeth from Sleep Bruxism

Grinding and clenching your teeth while you sleep opens the door for a variety of problems. The pressure exerted on your jaw muscles can have you waking up with sore jaws, or even a headache. If you clench or grind your teeth extremely hard, not only do you risk wearing down your tooth enamel, you…

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