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John A. Carollo, DMD Blog

Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Sleep Cycles

March 11, 2021

Woman in bed with sleep apnea treatment in Florham ParkIf you have sleep apnea, you can struggle to feel well-rested despite sleeping the recommended 7 to 9 hours each night. Believe it or not, the pauses in breathing also interrupt the stages of sleep. Without the right sleep apnea treatment in Florham Park, your brain will continue to wake up each time you stop breathing. Thankfully, you can get the rest you need and breathe easier to complete a full cycle of sleep.

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Anxiety & Sleep Apnea: A Two-Way Relationship

February 9, 2021

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Woman soundly sleeping after sleep apnea treatment

Did you know that anxiety disorders and sleep apnea are both currently on the rise? Sleep apnea affects over 20 million Americans, and recent studies show that over half of those with this disorder also suffer from some variation of anxiety or depression. But how are these seemingly separate issues connected? Anxiety and sleep apnea are like fish and water – when you find one, you’ll almost always find the other. Read on to learn more about this surprising connection as well as what you can do to improve your sleep and mental health.

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4 Foods to Avoid When You Have Sleep Apnea

January 19, 2021

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Man looking into the refrigerator at night

Sometimes it’s the little things that might be keeping you up at night. While obesity and anatomy are the biggest risk factors for sleep apnea, there are many other things that could end up making an already existing sleep disorder worse. Certain foods can have a greater influence on your sleep than you realize. If you’ve already needed sleep apnea treatment in Florham Park, then you might want to stay away from these 4 foods that could prevent you from getting the rest you badly need.

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Dealing with Sleep Apnea During the Holidays

December 28, 2020

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Woman with the right sleep apnea treatment near East Hanover.With the right sleep apnea treatment near East Hanover, you’re able to get the rest you need to improve your quality of life. Not to mention, you can prevent many health concerns associated with the sleep disorder, like cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, it’s easy to lose sleep during the holidays because you might not follow the same nighttime routine. You can breathe easier and sleep better by following a few simple tips.

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Are Weight Gain and Sleep Apnea Connected?

November 19, 2020

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Woman on scale needing sleep apnea treatment in East Hanover.According to the American Sleep Association, 25 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea. The frequent interruptions in breathing can make it difficult to get a good night’s rest, but that isn’t the only concern. Believe it or not, research shows sleep apnea can also affect your waistline. If you struggle to maintain a healthy weight, here’s how the right sleep apnea treatment near East Hanover can help you breathe better while shedding unwanted pounds.

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Can Sleep Apnea Give You Nightmares?

October 30, 2020

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Man needing sleep apnea dentist in Florham Park.If you have nightmares, you might attribute them to watching a scary movie or the haunted house you visited with friends, but if the dreams have been a long-term issue, Halloween might not be the cause of your sleep disturbances. Nightmares typically affect children; however, about 2-8% of adults have them, too. If you have bad dreams often, they can be a sign of another issue that might require a trip to your dentist in Florham Park to treat. Nightmares and sleep apnea are directly connected. Thankfully, an oral appliance can help you breathe better and reduce scary dreams.

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5 Problems That Could Keep You from Getting Dental Implants

August 18, 2020

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elderly couple in gray sweaters smiling with dental implants in Florham Park

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’ve almost definitely at least heard of dental implants. These titanium posts are placed into your jawbone, with a lifelike restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, put on top to give you the appearance and function of a natural smile. While dental implants in Florham Park have a success rate of more than 90%, there are still some circumstances that can make them more likely to fail, whether that be in the months after placement or years down the road. Here are five factors that might not make you the best candidate for dental implants.

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Skip Bone Grafting with Zygomatic Dental Implants

June 13, 2020

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Older woman with zygomatic dental implants in Florham Park.If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of dental implants in Florham Park. They are the most successful solution to treat tooth loss. While you might think they are all same, there are different types of dental implants. As an alternative to traditional options, patients with severe bone loss might be a candidate for zygomatic implants.

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5 At-Home Remedies for Toothaches During COVID-19

April 20, 2020

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A person with a toothache during COVID-19.COVID-19 has made it incredibly difficult to complete even the most basic errands, including stops at the grocery store and picking up essential items like prescriptions. While staying at home, social distancing, and hand-washing are some of the most effective methods for preventing the spread of the virus, what are you supposed to do if you have a toothache during COVID-19 and can’t get to a dentist right away? Once you’ve scheduled an emergency appointment with a dentist, here’s what you can do next other than taking over-the-counter painkillers.

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How to Maintain Your Oral Health While You’re Sick

March 24, 2020

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woman in beanie blowing her nose

With it being flu season as well as the fact that we’re facing a global pandemic, more people are sick now than they have been for the past century. As a result, more people are coughing and taking medicine to treat their coughs. But did you know that a lot of cough medicine can actually be harmful to your teeth and gums? Because of this, we’ve written this blog post on how to maintain your oral health even when you’re sick.

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