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Posted March 1st, 2021

Do migraines and sleep problems go together for kids and teens?

A study published in Pediatric Neurology recently explored connections between migraines and sleep disturbances in children and teens. In an article in Neurology Advisor, one of the study’s authors explained their findings. Migraines and sleep disturbances are both on the rise. As many as 9.1% of American children and teens experience migraines, and many of […]

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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

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 November 11th, 2020

Are there alternatives to a tonsillectomy for pediatric OSA?

For many pediatricians, a tonsillectomy and adenectomy are the first line of treatment for a child with obstructive sleep apnea. But are they always necessary?  A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics compared a group of Australian children who received a T&A for a diagnosis of mild OSA with a group of children who […]

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Posted June 22nd, 2020

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening is Especially Important for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

While all patients should receive regular screenings for obstructive sleep apnea, these screenings are especially important for your patients with Sickle Cell Disease.   Researchers have found that when children with sickle cell disease also have untreated obstructive sleep apnea, they experience 47% more disease complications than children with sickle cell disease who do not have […]

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Posted June 15th, 2020

Pandemic Parenting: How Much are Your Kids Sleeping?

If you’re like most families in North America, the last few months have been chaotic.  Kids have gone from rigid bedtimes and wakeups to a more freeform schedule.  Without out-of-the-house activities, days seemed to bleed into one another. And, you may have noticed a shift in your children’s sleep schedules. Many parents have found the […]

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Posted March 23rd, 2020

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 Academy of Sleep Medicine , teens are at an especially high risk for dying in drowsy driving accidents. Drowsy driving is bad for everyone – that’s why laws limit how much truck drivers can […]

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Posted February 18th, 2020

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? There are several ways in which the form and development of the palate can cause OSA.  If […]

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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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