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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…


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…