Archives for April 2013

What’s Your Snore Score?

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Yes    No

___    ___    1. Are you a loud and regular snorer?

___    ___    2. Have you ever been observed to gasp or stop breathing while sleeping?

___    ___    3. Do you feel tired or groggy upon wakening, or often have a morning headache?

___    ___    4.  Are you often fatigued or tired during wake-time hours?

___    ___    5.  Do you fall asleep sitting, reading, watching TV or driving?

___    ___    6.  Do you often have problems with memory or concentration?

If you have one or more of these symptoms, then your are at higher risk for having Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you are also overweight, have a large neck and/or have high blood pressure, then the risk increases even further.  Untreated Sleep Apnea can severely impact your health and well-being.

If you or someone close to you answers ‘Yes’ to one or more of these questions, you should discuss your symptoms with a specially trained dentist like Dr. Goldman or your physician.  Call (510) 527-6673 to schedule a consultation.

Different treatment options exist, the one that is right for you depends on severity, anatomic structure and other aspects of the disorder.  At times a combination of therapeutic measures may be necessary.  Dr. Goldman will work closely with your physician to choose the best treatment option for you.

 

 

Sleep and Exercise

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If you’re looking for one more reason to start an exercise routine, try this: Exercise will help you sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation 2013 Sleep in America Poll explores the relationship between physical activity and the quality of sleep. In a survey of 1,000 people representing a cross-section of the country, people who reported exercising regularly also reported getting better sleep.

Here are five results that stand out:

1. Exercisers report better sleep

Among exercisers — light, moderate or vigorous — 76 percent to 83 percent reported getting fairly good or very good sleep. The number for non-exercisers was 56 percent.

2. Vigorous exercise may help insomnia

People who reported doing the most exercise also reported the fewest symptoms of insomnia. More than two-thirds of them said they rarely or never experience symptoms of this common sleep disorder.

3. Exercise matters the day you do it

Whether they were light, moderate or vigorous exercisers, 51 percent reported better sleep on the days they exercised.

4. Non-exercisers are sleepier

Among people who do not exercise, 24 percent were considered excessively sleepy using a standard screening measure. And 61 percent of them reported rarely or never getting a good night’s sleep on work nights.

5. Exercise may help prevent sleep apnea

People who do not exercise may increase their risk for sleep apnea, a sleep disorder in which breathing is interrupted during the night. Forty-four percent of non-exercisers had a moderate risk, compared with just 26 percent for light exercisers.  If you feel fatigued during the day no matter how long you sleep, if you snore regularly and loudly, or if you have been told you gasp or stop breathing while asleep… you may be at risk of having a serious medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Schedule a consultation with Martin L. Goldman, DDS of Solano Sleep to see if there might be a comfortable, easy solution to your night time sleep problems. Being fatigued can prevent one from exercising…get back on the track to health with quiet, restful sleep.



Our New Berkeley Office !

 

New Office in Berkeley!

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We are on the corner of Solano and Colusa Avenues… lots of interesting shops, restaurants and things to do.

We are so excited to be offering care to those suffering from sleep disorders in our brand-new, sparkling office on lively and entertaining upper Solano Avenue.   The space has been created to allow the practice of dental sleep medicine to be conducted in an attractive, up-to-date venue.  Come visit us in our new digs!

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You will be greeted by friendly professionals dedicated to helping you.


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 reception area… don’t expect to spend much time here.  We pride ourselves on giving patients our undivided attention.  We never double-book and are on time.  We know your time is valuable!

Call (510) 527-6673 to talk find out more about giving your body the oxygen it needs while you are asleep. You will be amazed how easy it will be to give your bed-partner some rest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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