If You Have Diabetes Type Ii Get Checked For Sleep Apnea

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Sleep apnea can worsen blood sugar control in people with Type 2 diabetes by disrupting the deepest stage of sleep, a new study suggests. The findings provide another good reason for people with sleep apnea to wear a CPAP mask that helps assure uninterrupted breathing, the standard treatment for the condition, throughout the night. It … Continue reading If You Have Diabetes Type Ii Get Checked For Sleep Apnea

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?

Saving Lives

Posted on October 11, 2012 by Dr. Robb Heinrich

I just did a three week follow up with Debbie after delivering her Somnodent Sleep Apnea Appliance. Her results nearly brought a tear to my eye. She used to take naps often and almost always on the weekends: she has not taken one nap in the past three weeks! She commonly would wake up during … Continue reading Saving Lives

Another Life Changed

Posted on September 6, 2012 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Thank you and your staff for introducing me to an alternate for the CPAP Machine.  The SomnoDent Appliance has literally changed my life … I can breathe again! I’m a young man – 63 – physically fit and active.  But shortly after retiring from the Navy 24 years ago, I started snoring – lightly at … Continue reading Another Life Changed

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

Another Glowing Report

Posted on April 24, 2012 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Dear Dr. Elliott and staff, Sleep Apnea, not anymore! I feel compelled to add my experience to those testimonials already submitted.  This has been truly a life altering experience for me.  After being diagnosed with sleep apnea several years ago, I tried to adapt to the CPAP torture regimen.  After repeated attempts with several masks … Continue reading Another Glowing Report

Testimonial

Posted on January 25, 2012 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Dear Dr. Elliott and Crystal: You, your practice and staff are the best! I’ve waited too long to let you know how appreciative I am for the time, courtesy and above all skill that you have shown me.  I have never slept better!! (in my life) Even though I’m a bit late on the thank … Continue reading Testimonial

Sleep Apnea And Testosterone Levels

Posted on November 2, 2011 by Dr. Erin Elliott

While it’s not shocking that conditions such as sleep apnea can cause daytime sleepiness, fatigue, a lack of energy, and restlessness, some of today’s most recent studies show that the condition has a large scale effect on the body. For instance, new studies continuously show that untreated sleep apnea causes the heart to overwork, which … Continue reading Sleep Apnea And Testosterone Levels