Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common, but potentially serious forms of Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). People of all ages, shapes and sizes can suffer from OSA without ever knowing it. In fact, an estimated 90% of the people who have OSA have never been diagnosed.
The repeated awakenings associated with OSA make normal restorative sleep impossible. People with obstructive sleep apnea often experience severe daytime drowsiness, fatigue, depression or irritability. They may have difficulty concentrating and may fall asleep at work, while watching TV, or driving. Many adult OSA patients also complain of:
• memory problems
• morning headaches
• mood swings
• decreased libido
• nighttime sweating
• need to urinate frequently at night
Obstructive sleep apnea is considered a serious medical condition with severe long-term complications, if left untreated. The more severe the OSA, the greater the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, or sudden death from a cardiac event. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines are traditionally prescribed for OSA, but they are not the only treatment option!
If you or your bed partner snore loudly, or wear a noisy CPAP, we invite you to come learn about the devastating effects of obstructive sleep apnea and non-invasive treatment options. The event is Saturday, Sept 21 from 10am-Noon at: Frisco Oral Sleep Devices, 6801 Warren Pkwy, Suite 121, Frisco, TX 75034. Attendees will be registered for a chance to WIN a FREE iCAT 3D airway scan during the event!
Dr. Greg Greenberg is an award-winning Frisco orthodontist at RxSmile Orthodontics | Sleep Disorders, and in partnership with Frisco Oral Sleep Devices, treats OSA using Oral Sleep Devices/Dental Appliances. Dr. Greenberg has over 35 years of orthodontic training, in addition to airway-specific training, making him uniquely qualified to recognize SDB/OSA symptoms, screen using the latest iCAT 3D airway technology, and assist in diagnosis/development of a personalized treatment plan.
Wow … a new year for A Motivating Love began in July with a bang!
We have been busy meeting new sponsors, working with businesses on fundraiser nights and organizations that we will give back to over the next year.
We met with Janet Bernstein, who is the founder of the Every Heart Project. What a phenomenal woman. Janet is our speaker for our Always Mothers Luncheon on May 2, 2020. I cannot wait for her presentation. Janet also shared her new book with us "The New Rules of the Sisterhood". I highly recommend it. It makes one stop, think about your own friends and the relationships you have with them. It is great. I finished mine in a week.
We visited over the summer with Lance and Hannah with StreetSide Showers. What a caring group. They provide weekly showers to the homeless, personal care kits, socks and under garments. Some of the things in life we take for granted, they provide.
We visited with Beth at Hope's Door. They provide help for domestic violence victims. They have a wonderful program that not only helps the victim, but the abuser also. I was very impressed with the organization as a whole.
We also visited the Samaritan Inn. We got the grand tour. What a nice set up and programs they have to help individuals and families that want to get back on their feet and off the street.
Join us August 20th at the Legacy West Shake Shack location for our first restaurant fundraiser. We also are working with Raising Cane's, Chik Fil A, Firo’s Pizza and a few more on fundraiser nights. Be sure to watch for details and come out to support us.
This year we have implemented mini events throughout the year. Our first mini event is scheduled for Saturday, September 21st … Rest in Peace: Snore No More. It's about diagnosing sleep apnea and the affects it has you and your partner getting a restful restorative sleep.
October 19th is our second mini event, The Sensual Woman ... It's More Than Just Sex - this will be fun girls night out event, so gather your girl and join us!
Like I stated, we have been busy!
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