added on: December 4, 2019

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleep disorder. It causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. This type of apnea occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. Snoring is typically associated with obstructive sleep apnea and often a precursor. Although… Read More…


added on: October 1, 2019

Although you may not associate a Macomb County dental office with helping you get a better night’s sleep, the two are definitely interconnected. The shape of your mouth and position of your jaws have much to do with efficient oxygen intake, especially during sleep while in a reclined position. Breathing… Read More…


added on: September 25, 2019

Serving patients throughout Macomb County, Oakland County, and beyond, the Shelby Township dental office of Ban R. Barbat, DDS is known for offering advanced dentistry for all ages. To minimize treatment time, speed healing, and optimize treatment outcomes, Dr. Barbat and her team utilize some of the most advanced techniques… Read More…


added on: June 4, 2019

There is a physical reason why people snore. The same physical components also cause some children to snore as well as some breeds of dogs or cats. Snoring is a vibration that occurs in your throat caused by a narrowing of the upper airway. Snoring can be prompted by a… Read More…


added on: March 27, 2019

Many of us remember Dad stretched out on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon, finally getting a well-deserved nap. Some of us remember his slumber with occasional snoring. Others may recall loud, window-rattling snores that our Mom amazingly endured nightly (which may have eventually parted them to separate bedrooms). Heavy… Read More…


added on: September 5, 2018

For many people who snore heavily or have sleep apnea, an oft-prescribed remedy is a C-PAP device. Although effective and deemed the “industry gold standard” for restoring restful sleep, these devices are so encumbering that consistent use is not always the norm. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the soft… Read More…


added on: August 15, 2018

When a friend learned that what she was eating was leading to skin rashes, she was puzzled by the connection. Yet, researchers are now connecting the dots between just how closely one system in the body influences the others. A particular connection that is moving front-&-center is the connection between… Read More…



added on: June 19, 2018

A friend who is an Internist recently shared a conversation she had with a mid-50’s patient. The patient asked for sleeping pills because he felt his quality of sleep had declined, leaving him dragging throughout the day. Wisely, the doctor asked a questions first and learned that the patient had… Read More…