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May 31, 2016

New Sleep Apnea Website Coming Soon!

Filed under: Sleep Apnea — Tags: , , , , , — Dr. Donald Marks @ 1:41 pm

sleep apnea state collegeSleep apnea is a serious condition that affects a large portion of the population — more than 18 million Americans are struggling with sleep apnea. Unfortunately, many cases go ignored or misdiagnosed simply because the condition’s side effects are similar to those of other disorders affecting sleep, like depression and anxiety. But it couldn’t be more important for sufferers to seek an effective treatment. That’s why we’re so excited to unveil our newest resource for people affected by snoring and sleep apnea in State College: a brand new website focused solely on the condition and its treatment!


April 12, 2016

State College, PA sleep apnea remedy from Dr. Donald Marks

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Dr. Donald Marks @ 10:47 pm

Does your snoring disturb your spouse and leave you tired during the day? Seek help for sleep apnea from Donald Marks Family Dentistry in State College, PA.

Sleep apnea is a common, but serious, sleep disorder affecting more than 18 million American adults, according to statistics from the National Sleep Foundation. More than a noisy annoyance, snoring and the cessation of breathing multiple times a night arelinked to health issues that compromise longevity and daily well-being. Dr. Donald Marks, State College, PA dentist, offers sleep apnea solutions for better rest and health, too. (more…)

August 9, 2014

Sleep Apnea Therapy with Dr. Marks and Dr. Martin

shutterstock_131232221No one can underestimate the power and benefits of a restful night’s sleep. When we sleep, our body is able to rest and our brains are able to recharge itself to prepare for the next day’s adventures. Unfortunately, having the opportunity to have the recommended amount of sleep each night is few and far between for some, and can be detrimental on many levels. Many people suffer from sleep apnea, prohibiting them from being as coherent and restful and they would like. Thankfully, Dr. Donald M. Marks and Dr. John A. Martin are able to give their patients the blissful rest they have been wanting by offering sleep apnea therapy.

Many people may not know this, but suffering from sleep apnea goes beyond being tired throughout the day. When your sleep is interrupted on a regular basis, it puts you at a higher risk for high blood pressure, memory loss, stroke, heart attack, and much more. You may be at risk for sleep apnea if you are of advanced age, having nasal congestion, smoke, have a family history, and so on. It is important to be aware of your symptoms in order to properly diagnose you and give you the proper treatment.

When someone suffers from sleep apnea, their breathing stops for up to ten seconds at a time due to airway collapse, and this can occur between 5-30 times in a single night. The way that Dr. Marks and Dr. Martin are able to help you with your sleep apnea is by supplying you with an oral appliance. This appliance opens up your airway by projecting your jaw slightly forward and repositioning your tongue. By wearing this while you sleep, you are able to get a peaceful rest and wake up feeling rejuvenated. If you want our doctors to help you with your sleep apnea, make an appointment at our office today!

Call our State College dental office for an appointment. We are able to take care of whatever general, cosmetic, or restorative dental need you may have! We serve patients from Park Forest Village, Spring Mills, Centre Hall, Huntingdon, Altoona, Penns Valley, Boalsburg, Lemont, Bellefonte, Lewiston, Philipsburg, Port Matilda, University Park, Pleasant Gap, and Hollidaysburg.

August 22, 2013

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , , — Dr. Donald Marks @ 8:35 pm

sleep apneaSleep apnea is a common but underdiagnosed condition in which patients stop breathing for 10 seconds or more while asleep. Often, patients who struggle with sleep apnea also snore loudly and all throughout the night. That’s not always the case, but if you or your partner struggles with loud snoring, learning more about sleep apnea—and even seeking a diagnosis from your State College doctor—would be a good idea.

The most common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Irritability
  • Morning headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sore throat or dry mouth

If left untreated, sleep apnea patients can experience a wide variety of complications, some of them life-threatening. Advanced complications of sleep apnea include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Memory loss
  • Sudden and premature death

Thankfully, treatment for sleep apnea is possible. Patients from State College and beyond can enjoy comfortable care through sleep apnea therapy, allowing them to enjoy a more restful, peaceful night of sleep.

Call your State College dentist to find out more about sleep apnea or to schedule a consultation visit. Treating sleep apnea early is important for preventing advanced complications from developing. Then, once more is known your specific needs, a fully customized treatment plan—which could include CPAP or oral appliance therapy—can be put together by your local doctor.

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