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Posted March 26th, 2021

Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Improves Mental Health

Yet another study has shown a clear link between getting screened and treated for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and better mental health.  Scientists at the University of Turku in Finland studied patients diagnosed with sleep apnea and followed them for three years after diagnosis. All patients were screened for depression and anxiety at the start […]

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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 March 1st, 2021

Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Improve Flu Outcomes

The American Journal of Managed Care recently reported on a new study that links sleep apnea treatments to improved Flu outcomes.  The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine looked at 53 patients with OSA who had confirmed flu cases in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 flu seasons.  Patients who did not comply […]

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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

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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