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Posted January 5th, 2021

Teens Can’t Get to Sleep? VR Could Help!

Does your teenager wake up tired?  Do they complain that they have trouble falling asleep because they can’t stop thinking? Have you tried every home remedy you can find, with no luck?  There may be another way to help your teen relax and fall asleep at night, using technology that has only become widely available […]

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Posted January 5th, 2021

Who is a Good Candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA?

Many people try CPAP therapy when they’re first diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  If they have trouble using the CPAP, then they become candidates for oral appliance therapy.   Until now, CPAP has been the first line of therapy for all patients, but a new study suggests that the underlying cause of OSA determines […]

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Posted January 5th, 2021

Can my child do telemedicine for sleep problems?

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents have learned to love telemedicine. Telemedicine keeps kids out of offices where they might catch a virus. Telemedicine saves parents travel time and gas money and can allow parents to see to their children’s medical needs without having to take time off work.   Telemedicine may work […]

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Posted January 5th, 2021

New Study Shows Link between OSA Treatments and Healthy Hearts

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has shown how obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment can prevent or reverse cardiovascular disease in prediabetic patients. OSA and prediabetes or diabetes are common comorbidities among Americans.   60% of Americans with OSA have either prediabetes or diabetes.  Yet 80% of OSA cases […]

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Posted November 11th, 2020

Do children tolerate CPAP and BiPAP therapies for OSA?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can cause big problems for kids. When kids aren’t breathing well during sleep, they lose energy. They fall behind academically. Their behavior suffers and they have trouble maintaining good relationships with parents, teachers, and peers. One reason that dental practices make an effort to screen children for OSA is untreated OSA […]

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Posted November 11th, 2020

OSA Could Worsen COVID-19 Pneumonia

A recent article published in Pulmonology Advisor addressed recent studies that suggest untreated OSA may contribute to worse outcomes for patients with COVID-19.  The studies found that between 21 and 28% of patients admitted to the ICU with COVID-19 suffered from OSA.  The novel coronavirus appears to exacerbate hypoxemia from OSA, and as a result, […]

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Posted November 11th, 2020

How has Covid-19 affected Americans’ sleep what can dentists do to help?

The last few months of shutdowns and virtual work have been hard for most Americans, but there has to be a silver lining, right? Shouldn’t people at least be getting more sleep since they’re out of the office and classrooms and have dramatically shortened their commutes? Sadly, new studies suggest that rather than improving Americans’ […]

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Posted January 6th, 2020

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 the disorder. There was no link between sleep apnea and cancer in men. Researchers could not determine if the hormonal changes associated with OSA caused the cancers, or if, perhaps, […]

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Healthy Sleep Revolution Podcast

Snoring? Tired all day? Trouble focusing?
So many think these symptoms are common in kids and adults when tired. Join us as we debunk some of these common myths and put the spotlight on Sleep Apnea. Discover what constitutes healthy sleep and how we can help ourselves and our kids get the best sleep ever.

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