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Snore No More
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SNORE NO MORE!

Snoring has long been a subject for jokes and ridicule but the fact is that snoring interferes with a good night’s sleep, both for the one snoring and for anyone else within earshot!  In the last few years, many studies have linked snoring with nighttime breathing difficulties including sleep apnea. 

Sleep Apnea has been linked to serious diseases

Guess which disorders & diseases sleep apnea has been linked to:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Sleep partner irritability
  • Weight gain

(Hint – all of the above!!) 

Additionally, the stress of struggling to breathe at night is a significant factor in teeth grinding and clenching.  And it even affects children, resulting in poor concentration & irritability during the day which may be interpreted as ADD/ADHD. 

What to do? 

Well, the first step is to recognize some of the symptoms listed above.  Next, clean up your pre-sleep habits.  Try to unwind and relax at least an hour before bedtime.  No smoking, drinking alcohol or caffeine, no vigorous exercise or eating a large meal before bed and try to block out psychological stressors like deadlines, exams, marital conflict, and job crises that may crank your brain up.  Try to stay off the computer and away from the TV, too (OK, maybe C-Span will put you to sleep).  Set up a regular routine that your brain and body gets used to and looks forward to every night. 

These suggestions alone may help a great deal to improve your nighttime breathing and rest.  But if not, there is good news and it doesn’t have to mean a CPAP device! In fact, you may already own a CPAP but are not using it. While a CPAP is the ultimate nighttime breathing aid, many people can’t or won’t wear it, so you are not alone.

If you would like to improve the quality of your sleep, improve your health, and even get your significant other back in the same bedroom with you, please call us. We can literally help you improve the quality of your life….no CPAP and not going to a lab to be tested for sleep disorders!

Call today for a free consultation!

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A year has passed since COVID first made its impact on the world.  All of us have been affected by the virus but our team at Morfas Family Dentistry took great steps from the very beginning to prevent us from contracting COVID while serving our patients.  I am truly grateful and happy to acknowledge that none of our team contracted the virus!

At the same time, we enhanced some of our protocols at the office to further protect our patients.  All of our team has received both doses of the COVID vaccine. We keep our waiting room socially-distanced and have patients waiting in the car until their appointed time. We take patients’ temperature upon entry to the office and ask the key questions related to COVID symptoms. All of our dental instruments and equipment are sterilized, which has always been part of our sanitizing protocol.

Morfas Family Dentistry has always made it our goal to provide our patients and staff with a safe and comfortable environment combined with the finest in dental care, and I am so very fortunate to work with the best group of people that I could ask for.  We will continue to constantly monitor any new developments with this and future viral outbreaks so that our patients can always expect the safest and best dental care possible at Morfas Family Dentistry.

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