10 Common Anatomical Causes of Snoring
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by Dr. Melissa Sheets
1w ago
There are many potential causes of snoring, but many people snore in large part because of their anatomy. If certain anatomical features cause your snoring, it can impact what treatment will deliver the best results for you.  Here are some causes of snoring to consider, but it takes professional evaluation to determine what is likely causing your snoring. At the Advanced Dental Sleep Treatment Center, our Omaha sleep dentists and other sleep professionals can help you identify the source of snoring and recommend treatments that will give you the best possible results.  Book Appoi ..read more
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Swollen Uvula Can Make Snoring Worse
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by Dr. Melissa Sheets
1M ago
The uvula, known as the dangling thing in the back of the throat, is very visible if you open your mouth and look back into your throat. It’s technically known as the palatine uvula, but since the other uvulae aren’t visible, most people know this is what you’re talking about if you just say “uvula.” A swollen uvula is often blamed for snoring. As part of the soft palate, it can dangle into the airway when you sleep, narrowing the airway and providing a structure that is freer to vibrate than many other structures in the airway. This can be worsened if the uvula becomes swollen or irritated ..read more
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How to Keep Using CPAP If You Have Nasal Congestion
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by Dr. Melissa Sheets
2M ago
Your CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine can literally be a lifesaver. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not also a daily nuisance. For some people, one common source of annoyance with CPAP is nasal congestion. Clogged nostrils can make it hard to use your CPAP machine.  At the Advanced Dental Sleep Treatment Center in Omaha, we want to make sure everyone has access to the best sleep apnea treatment and gets the best possible results and experience with the treatment they use. Here are some tips to help you overcome this challenge  Request Appointment Properly Clean C ..read more
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Anti-Snoring Pillow Highlights the Need for Custom Snoring Treatment
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by Dr. Melissa Sheets
4M ago
More than 2000 years ago,the author of Ecclesiastes lamented that “there is nothing new under the sun,” so we shouldn’t be surprised that many of the things we think are new are actually old inventions. Sometimes, though, this insight can be very valuable. Take, for example, the story of Judy Challan, an Australian woman who, in 1971, invented an anti-snoring pillow. Although this pillow went into widespread production and was sold internationally, it didn’t become a worldwide phenomenon. Looking at the story of this woman’s pillow, though, has two lessons for us. First, it reminds us that an ..read more
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50-Year-Old Anti-Snoring Pillow Highlights the Need for Custom Snoring Treatment
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by Dr. Melissa Sheets
4M ago
More than 2000 years ago,the author of Ecclesiastes lamented that “there is nothing new under the sun,” so we shouldn’t be surprised that many of the things we think are new are actually old inventions. Sometimes, though, this insight can be very valuable.  Take, for example, the story of Judy Challan, an Australian woman who, in 1971, invented an anti-snoring pillow. Although this pillow went into widespread production and was sold internationally, it didn’t become a worldwide phenomenon. Looking at the story of this woman’s pillow, though, has two lessons for us. First, it reminds us t ..read more
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Has Your Migraine Doctor Asked You About Sleep Apnea?
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by Dr. Melissa Sheets
5M ago
Migraines are one of the most disabling conditions in the world. They cost billions in terms of lost work and productivity. But for, as costly as migraines are, they are poorly understood, and, as a result, they often go untreated or are barely treated. Most migraine sufferers have tried many, many different treatments to address their headaches, and, unfortunately, many people in Omaha are still unhappy with migraine treatment. Given this situation, it seems that we should try to find all potential causes of migraines and use all potential cures. But many doctors treating migraineurs don’t a ..read more
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Embracing Your Individuality Might Be the Key to Good Sleep
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by Dr. Melissa Sheets
6M ago
Many people still believe that everyone needs eight hours of sleep. Despite the recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation, which highlight the importance of different amounts of sleep at different times in our lives, people want simple guidelines for how much sleep they need. When it comes to simple guidelines, the simplest might be the best: let your body tell you. That’s according to an increasingly large body of evidence that suggests human beings have incredibly varied needs when it comes to sleep. The best recipe for getting the right amount of sleep might be putting emphasis on ..read more
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Daytime Tiredness Puts You At Risk For Sleep Apnea
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by Dr. Melissa Sheets
7M ago
Do you always feel tired during the day? If so, the odds are good that you have sleep apnea. Are you surprised? Don’t be. Over 80% of those with sleep apnea are undiagnosed. However, once you start to suspect that you might have sleep apnea, it’s important to get it diagnosed and treated because sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition. At the Advanced Dental Sleep Treatment Center in Omaha, we’ll help you understand how your sleepiness is linked to sleep apnea and why it’s important to get your apnea treated. What Is Excessive Daytime Sleepiness? Many people dismiss their day ..read more
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Sleep Apnea Worsens All Types of Headaches
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by Dr. Melissa Sheets
9M ago
We have talked about the classic sleep apnea headache in which you wake with a headache, and it goes away over time. However, this is only one type of headache that can be related to sleep apnea. Because sleep apnea has a negative impact on your brain health, all major types of headaches can be influenced by sleep apnea. Here’s how sleep apnea can contribute to your risk of certain types of headaches. It will help you understand when to talk to an Omaha sleep dentist about your headaches. Tension Headaches and Sleep Apnea Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. Perhaps 90% of ..read more
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Seasonal Time Changes Are Bad, but Permanent Daylight Time Isn’t Much Better
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by Dr. Melissa Sheets
10M ago
We know that daylight saving time is associated with significant problems. Twice a year, we reset our clocks, springing forward an hour to daylight saving time, then falling back by an hour to standard time all at once, causing a disruption in all of our sleep schedules. That’s why many people cheered when they heard that the US Senate had voted to eliminate the practice and establish permanent daylight saving time.  However, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) didn’t cheer. For years, AASM campaigned to eliminate the biannual time changes, but they wanted to establish permanen ..read more
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