Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Dr. Robb Heinrich

  In 1900, 60% of all deaths were from communicable sources such as pneumonia, influenza, tuberculosis and enteritis. Life expectancy was about 49 years of age.  Today, we are living longer and better, an average of 77.8 years old.  Because of the industrial revolution and advances in science, medicine and technology, our lifestyle is much … Continue reading Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

Posted on July 12, 2015 by Dr. Robb Heinrich

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) was once thought of to be a disease of older overweight men. However, what is often overlooked is the fact that many middle aged women also have sleep apnea like symptoms (snoring, daytime tiredness, morning headaches, poor sleep) but have another Sleep Breathing Disorder called Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome or UARS. … Continue reading Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

Don’t Drive Drowsy!!

Posted on July 9, 2015 by Dr. Erin Elliott

We’re so excited to share this testimonial from our patient who was told she didn’t have a problem until we got a chance to test her and treat her: “I have struggled with snoring, being light headed in the morning and driving very tired into work every morning for the last several years. I even … Continue reading Don’t Drive Drowsy!!

Another Saved Life

Posted on December 22, 2014 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Dr. Elliott and her team asked me during a normal cleaning, “do you snore?” and I responded “yeah, why?” They proceeded to explain to me all reasons why my airway is small. I have complete trust in Dr. Elliott and her team so I went along with their testing and education. To make a long … Continue reading Another Saved Life

Happy Veteran’s Day

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Dr. Erin Elliott

I wanted to take time to thank three people and one great product that has changed my life. Before using RESMED’s Narval Mandibular Repositioning Device I was using an over the counter device.  That device was uncomfortable, not very effective for me, and broke 4 times in 5 months. Even with the device I awoke … Continue reading Happy Veteran’s Day

Is This Treatment Perfect From Day1? Is It Worth A 70 Mile Drive?

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Here our patient talks about her experience with SBNW. She drove from Sandpoint or Sagle and discusses that it took a little adjusting but she LOVES her Medicare appliance. Discover the difference between us and a dentist that isn’t trained.

Do You Snore? Tired Of Being Tired?

Posted on March 9, 2014 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Snoring is the hoarse or harsh sound that occurs when your breathing is partially obstructed in some way while you’re sleeping. Sometimes snoring may indicate a serious health condition. In addition, snoring can be a nuisance to your partner. As many as half of adults snore but what is funny is that 69% of Americans … Continue reading Do You Snore? Tired Of Being Tired?

Hypersomnia: Tired All The Time

Posted on June 27, 2013 by Dr. Erin Elliott

From Kevin Asp, Alaska Sleep Clinic Blog: Hypersomnia Treatment Explained: How it Works and What to Expect Hypersomnia is a sleep disorder in which someone is getting and/or needing more sleep than necessary. Symptoms include patients sleeping more than 10 hours a night, difficulty in rousing the sleeper even after a full night of sleep, … Continue reading Hypersomnia: Tired All The Time

Is Modern Technology Affecting Your Mood?

Posted on March 14, 2013 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Insomnia can happen for numerous reasons; however, more and more studies are showing that modern technology may have at least some responsibility for this growing problem. Research indicates that artificial light from eReaders, television, smartphones and iPads can force our brains to pump our veins full of stress hormones that prevent us from falling asleep … Continue reading Is Modern Technology Affecting Your Mood?

Binge Eating And Pregnancy Sleep Disorders

Posted on October 11, 2012 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Binge eating or consuming unusually large amounts of food, before or during pregnancy, can cause sleep problems during pregnancy. Those sleep problems can also last as long as 18 months after childbirth. Scientists found that women with binge eating disorder symptoms before and during pregnancy had more sleep problems than a group of women with … Continue reading Binge Eating And Pregnancy Sleep Disorders

Introducing Dr. Robb Heinrich

Posted on August 1, 2012 by Dr. Erin Elliott

With the recent evidence that oral health is connected to overall health, ridding dental disease has become even more important.  It is extremely exciting for me to know that what I do every day for a living can affect the overall health of my patients and that is what drives my passion for dentistry.  Knowing … Continue reading Introducing Dr. Robb Heinrich

Excessive Sleepiness May Be Cause Of Learning, Attention, School Problems

Posted on May 8, 2012 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Children with learning, attention and behavior problems may be suffering from sleepiness. Penn State researchers divided 508 children into two groups. One group had parents who reported their children experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness. Parents of the second group reported their children alert during the day. The sleepy kids were more likely to experience learning, attention/hyperactivity … Continue reading Excessive Sleepiness May Be Cause Of Learning, Attention, School Problems