Star Sleep & Wellness Blog

Dental Dilemma: Sleep Apnea and Type 2 Diabetes

January 8, 2024

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If you have type 2 diabetes, then you’re probably used to making lifestyle changes required to manage your condition like watching what you eat and being more physically active. Did you know, though, that sleep also impacts your body’s ability to regulate blood sugar? Unfortunately, that means that those with sleep apnea might have some additional difficulties to contend with. Keep reading to learn more about the relationship between this condition and your type 2 diabetes, and how your dentist can help!


Everything You Need to Know About Children & Sleep Apnea

December 20, 2023

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Many parents are surprised to learn that, just like adults, children can have sleep apnea, too. This sleep-breathing disorder can cause them to not get good rest, affecting not just their mood, but their development as well. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019 stated that between seven and 11 percent of children have a sleep-breathing disorder of some sort. Read on to learn the signs of pediatric sleep apnea and how your child may be able to benefit from treatment.  


How Should You Prepare for a Sleep Test?

November 16, 2023

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While sleep apnea is a severe issue, you may not know if you have it. The condition can often go undetected and “fly under the radar.” Still, you can find out for sure by getting a sleep test. Should you take that option, though, you’ll need to prep for it. Luckily, your Dallas sleep dentist is here with a few helpful pointers. Read on to learn four crucial ways to prepare for a sleep test.


The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

October 6, 2023

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In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 91,000 crashes, 50,000 injuries, and 800 deaths that occurred as a result of drowsy driving. Although these numbers are likely to be much higher, many individuals shrug off the notion that falling asleep behind the wheel is a major concern. If you are someone who struggles to stay awake while driving, it may be that you are struggling with sleep apnea. To find out, keep reading to hear from a sleep specialist who can better explain the dangers of drowsy driving and how being treated for sleep apnea can help.


The Link Between Cell Phone Usage and Sleep Apnea

September 2, 2023

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Every night, countless Americans miss out on several hours of sleep due to sleep apnea—and what’s worse is that many, many more cases of the condition remain completely undiagnosed! But it’s not always easy to pinpoint the cause of the condition; while obstruction of the airway is the most notable reason, did you know that even cell phone usage before bed can have a detrimental effect on one’s sleep? Here’s more from your trusted sleep specialist about how cell phones have the potential to worsen the quality of your sleep, along with some tips for reducing their overall impact and reclaiming high-quality rest each night.


4 Remedies You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Sleep Apnea

August 3, 2023

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which one temporarily stops breathing throughout the night. This can lead to a variety of unpleasant symptoms, like loud snoring, fatigue, and difficulty focusing during the day. People with sleep apnea should seek treatment from a professional, but there are some additional steps you can take at home to help relieve your symptoms. Here are some lifestyle remedies to improve your sleep.


Say Hello to Our Star Sleep & Wellness Team in Dallas!

July 10, 2023

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Although most people have experienced some rough nights occasionally throughout their lives, some can struggle to get sufficient sleep daily. That’s where Star Sleep & Wellness in Dallas comes in! Our team has opened our doors recently and welcomes all who have difficulty getting plenty and consistent rest. We generally provide services for patients who suffer from sleep disorders, such as loud snoring, insomnia, nocturia, and sleep apnea. Our blog here will be where we share essential information about our treatments as well as helpful tips for managing these problems. Here’s a little more about our practice and what makes us unique!