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A Lazy Person’s Guide to Sleep Apnea Treatment

Treating sleep apnea doesn’t have to be complicated. To help you understand it better, we’ve created a lazy person’s guide to sleep apnea treatment to lay out what exactly it is and why you should care. Once you understand sleep apnea treatment a little better, Dr. Andrea Stevens is here to [...]

Is Sleep Apnea Bad For Your Teeth?

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you are most likely aware of the different consequences it can have on your overall health. Not only does sleep apnea put you at a higher risk for heart conditions, but it actually affects your teeth. Dr. Andrea Stevens can help treat your sleep apnea and save [...]

Tape Your Mouth Shut for Better Sleep?

Every night before she fell asleep, my youngest daughter reached into her beside drawer, pulled out some first aid tape, and taped her mouth shut. Sound crazy? That’s what I thought at first, but the health benefits and improvement in sleep quality are undeniable. She did this because we wanted her to be a nose breather...here's [...]

So What If I Snore?

Snoring is seen as a joke, but it can pose serious health risks! I was just talking to a long-time patient about the radio ads I do on Majic 100, and I mentioned that the ones that truly bring the most response are those about treating snoring.  His head perked up…he said “my wife would like to [...]

"You are too Skinny to Have Sleep Apnea!"

This has more to do with sleep disorders than body weight alone. If you look like the picture on the right, you are more likely to have a sleep disorder! This is what a patient of ours was told recently by her physician: you are too skinny to have sleep apnea! Sadly enough, [...]

Could you be sicker than you think?

If you don't sleep well, you can't have enough energy to take care of other things in your life. I can't help but write about what happened with a patient today. He was taking a day off work to get his yearly physical and dental exam. He made the comment, "I'm not looking forward to [...]

A Problem More Dangerous Than Texting While Driving – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

A Problem Even More Dangerous Than Texting While Driving Untreated Sleep Apnea can be just as dangerous as texting while driving! It’s hard to open a newspaper these days without finding a story about texting while driving — and that’s not surprising, considering how dangerous it can be.  What is surprising is that another major [...]

Do You HATE Your CPAP?

Imagine tearing off that irritating mask and turning off the noise forever. If that sounds great, chances are you’re one of the roughly 50% of sleep apnea patients who simply can’t tolerate their CPAP machines. According to experts, that works out to about 6 million people. So if you find yourself hitting the off switch in the middle of the night, you’ve got [...]

Your Snoring Could Be Threatening Your Life – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

If your partner's snoring ruins your sleep, there is a solution! If the only thing your snoring did was keep your family awake, it would be bad enough. Getting shortchanged on sleep makes people irritable – and, frankly, it’s just plain hard to feel loving toward somebody whose snoring wakes you up several [...]

Depression or Sleep Disorder, Chicken or Egg? – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

Could poor sleep cause depression? Just last week was Bell Let's Talk Day, where Bell donated more than $6 million to mental health support and research.  On my social media, the screen was filled with people talking openly about how they've suffered from mental illness including depression. Some stories so sad, as a close friend [...]