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Posted on March 23, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Screening for Sleep Apnea Can Save Teen Lives

We all know about the dangers of drunk drivers, but what about the dangers of exhausted drivers? According to the American Ac...

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Posted on March 16, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

A New App to Help Your Patients Get OSA Help

Even if you're dedicated to screening your patients for symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), some will fall through the cracks. Too many patients rush through questionnaires or don't take their symptoms seriously. Th...

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Posted on March 09, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Is Untreated OSA Increasing Your Vulnerability to Viruses?

The 2020 Flu and RSV seasons have been terrible, and now Americans face the added threat of the Novel Coronavirus (CoVid-19).  Could your untreated sleep apnea be putting you at greater risk for complications from sea...

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Posted on March 02, 2020

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Posted on February 25, 2020

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Sinus of the Times: How Seasonal Allergies Can Contribute to Sleep Disordered Breathing

Allergies are tough.  Environmental allergies affect 30% of US adults and 40% of US children. When people are exposed to allergens in the air, they break out in rashes, their eyes itch and water, and their sinuses and...

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Posted on February 18, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Why is the Shape of the Palate Important?

When you begin to learn about sleep apnea, you may notice that many dentists and sleep doctors talk a lot about the palate.  Why is the palate so important to doctors and dentists who treat obstructive sleep apnea? Th...

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Posted on February 11, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Sleep Apnea and Standardized Testing

It’s nearly spring, and for many American students, that means that we’re approaching the season of standardized testing.  Standardized testing is a big stressor for many families. State-level tests can sometimes dete...

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Posted on February 04, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Why Do Specialists Disagree on Tongue Tie Revisions?

Your baby has a tongue tie.  Should you have it revised?  The answer to your question may depend on who you ask.  Pediatricians, Dentists, and Speech and Language Pathologists all have different perspectives...

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Posted on January 21, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Could Secondhand Smoke Make Your Child’s Sleep Apnea Worse?

Is your child exposed to second-hand smoke at home or in the homes of other caregivers?  If your child is already suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), exposure to second-hand smoke can result in a higher rat...

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Posted on January 14, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Good Sleep Hygiene Could Protect Your Child’s Long-term Mental Health

There’s a reason that sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture.  If you deprive an adults of sufficient sleep, their mental and emotion states will quickly deteriorate.  But what happens when an otherwise ...

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Posted on January 10, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Bed wetting: will they just outgrow it?

Nocturia (nighttime urination) is so prevalent in sleep apnea patients that it has become a screening tool as significant as snoring. A research study showed that over 84% of patients with sleep apnea reported fr...

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The Department of Transportation Recognizes the Danger of OSA… Do You?

A recent issue of the transportation industry publication, Freightwaves , drew attention ...

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Posted on January 06, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Researchers Find Link Between Sleep Apnea and Cancer for Adult Women

A recent study by researchers in Europe found that women with obstructive sleep apnea(OSA ) have an increased risk of cancer compared to women without t...

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Posted on May 08, 2019

Meghna Dassani DMD

Sleep apnea and athletes: Is there a link?

Did you know that in addition to training and physical conditioning and conscious eating, sleep plays a major role in athletic performance and competitive results? Obstructive sleep apnea affects as many as 22 million Amer...

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