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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…


How to Get Better Sleep

You might be surprised to learn that many people suffer from undiagnosed sleep apnea that is negatively impacting their quality of life. Our bodies need high quality sleep to keep us alert and healthy while we’re awake, and you probably…


Can A Sleep Dentist Help Stop Headaches?

Facial pain, difficulty chewing comfortably, and constant headaches can make you miserable and make it hard to get the high quality sleep you need to feel refreshed. You may not think that a dental sleep specialist like Coastal Virginia Sleep…


Do I Need A Dental Sleep Medicine Provider?

As more and more people understand the connection between sleep, nutrition, and exercise and how they contribute to a high quality of life, Coastal Virginia Sleep Solutions has worked with patients to improve their sleep through dental sleep medicine. Many…


The Connection Between Your Teeth and Sleep Apnea

Have you ever wondered whether your teeth and jaw could explain why you snore at night? While sleep apnea is often associated with obesity or excess weight and soft tissues collapsing over the airway, your jaw position and teeth also…


What if CPAP Therapy Doesn’t Work For Me?

Have you been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea and struggle with CPAP therapy? An oral appliance custom fitted by a dentist is an alternative to CPAP therapy for sleep apnea, and Poquoson, VA dental sleep specialist Dr. William…


Do I Need A Sleep Test?

If you feel like you wake up more tired than you were when you went to bed or have trouble making it through the day without caffeine, or additional symptoms like headaches in the morning or difficulty concentrating, you may…


4 Reasons Why Sleep is Important

Most of us would admit that we probably don’t get enough sleep and brush it off, but there are several good reasons why sleep is important. People dealing with sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have a harder time…


Can A Dentist Help Me Stop Snoring?

Many people — and their partners — suffer from the effects of snoring. More than just a nuisance, it’s often a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The most common treatment for OSA is a CPAP machine, but Dr. William…


Am I At Risk For Sleep Apnea?

Although snoring is often considered a key symptom of sleep apnea, there are other signs that you should be aware of to enable you to seek treatment as early as possible. Treating OSA is important because of the associated health…