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Oral Appliance Therapy

Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous sleep condition that affects your breathing. While you sleep, your breathing will stop and start continuously throughout the night. A common sign of sleep apnea is snoring, especially with obstructive sleep apnea. Other symptoms…


Sleep and Your Health

Sleeping is not just an activity that feels nice or relaxing. It is an essential process for your body and your health. Without sleep, you may experience a decline in your cognitive and physical health. Chronic lack of sleep can…


Sleep Quality and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects your breathing. There are a few different forms of sleep apnea, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when your tongue and other soft tissues block your airway as you sleep. As…


In The Know About Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Diet and exercise are key aspects of your overall health and well-being. However, you may not realize how important sleep is for your body. On average, people spend about one-third of their lives sleeping. If a person lives 80 years…


Is Snoring Always Considered A Sign of Sleep Apnea?

Snoring is considered a key factor in and symptom of sleep apnea and other sleep-related health concerns. But is snoring ALWAYS a sign of sleep apnea? The short answer is no, just because you snore in your sleep does not…


Restore Your Health with Sleep Apnea Treatment

If you have sleep apnea or a sleep disorder that is affecting your sleep quality, it is also affecting your daily quality of life. From feeling tired and distracted to lacking energy as the day goes on to really enjoy…


Why Choose Coastal Virginia Sleep Solutions?

At Coastal Virginia Sleep Solutions, Dr. William Harper helps patients get a better night's sleep with sleep apnea treatment. Sleep apnea is a condition where the soft tissues in the back of the mouth collapse during sleep. As a result,…


What Is Complex Sleep Apnea?

There are three main types of sleep apnea with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) being the most common and often easily treated with a sleep appliance. The other two types are central sleep apnea and complex sleep apnea. While central sleep…


What Is A Dental Sleep Appliance?

A dental sleep appliance may be the solution you need to treat your sleep apnea. Also called oral appliance therapy, a dental sleep appliance fits much like a sports mouthguard. Dr. Harper offers a range of dental sleep appliances, working…


What Happens If I Don’t Get Enough Sleep?

We all know what a bad night’s sleep feels like, but what’s really going on in the body if we aren’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis? Poquoson, VA dental sleep specialist Dr. William Harper often sees patients who…