It makes sense to consult a doctor if you struggle with long-term and ongoing problems with heartburn (more than once a week, worsening, or continuous over time). This is especially if you have experienced sleep problems (diagnosed or not) or any of the silent symptoms listed above. Acid reflux, for instance, could be the reason you have problems with insomnia.
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Clinical research scientist Rebecca Thomson talks live about treating sleep apnea in this informative webinar sponsored by Fisher & Paykel. Dial in and log in options available, and the event is free to anyone who joins!
The hard-working service members in our communities deserve to have adequate access to therapy so they don’t compromise their health. The ASAA offers CPAP kits (machines, masks, and accessories) or replacement CPAP masks to all civil servants who need to breathe easy and could use a spare PAP setup at their second home at the station.
A dentist is equipped to identify two problems that present as risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea: sleep bruxism (a night time grinding of the teeth of clenching of the jaws) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux or heartburn. Fortunately, treating undiagnosed sleep apnea can provide relief for these other sleep-related problems.