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Posted January 17th, 2023

Here’s what you should know about oral appliance therapy

If you have mild to moderate sleep apnea, one of the treatment options is oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy isn’t suitable for all sleep apnea patients. To get the most effective care, patients should use a CPAP machine. But if patients find CPAP machines to be too noisy, uncomfortable, or difficult to use, oral […]

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Posted October 22nd, 2022

Here’s how uncontrolled sleep apnea puts your health at risk

When it comes to staying healthy, most people think of eating a nutritious diet and getting regular exercise. But did you know that the quality of your sleep also plays a critical role? Millions of people suffer from sleep-disordered breathing, like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). And if left untreated, these issues can lead to serious […]

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Posted January 10th, 2022

Does OSA make you more vulnerable to Covid?

As the Covid pandemic continues, we’re finally getting studies about how obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects Covid-19. The short answer is “very badly.” A recent study from scientists in Iceland has clarified the link between OSA and severe Covid-19 outcomes. Until now, it’s been hard to be sure how much OSA affects Covid-19 outcomes because […]

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Posted December 23rd, 2021

Where OSA and T2D go, money worries follow

A recent study looked at the link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), type 2 diabetes, and financial status in a group of 209 patients. The study, published in the journal Chronic Illness, found that financial hardship associated with managing these conditions had a large impact on the overall quality of sleep. The researchers wanted to […]

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Posted November 23rd, 2021

Truckers hit by CPAP recall and shortage turn to oral appliances

There’s been a wave of interest in oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea after the big recall of CPAP machines last summer. One group particularly interested in appliances are long-distance truckers.  Truckers with moderate to severe OSA are required to comply with their treatment plan to drive. If they are not meeting thresholds for […]

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Posted November 23rd, 2021

Don’t blind yourself to this complication of OSA

Several recent studies have shown that, when it comes to OSA, diabetics are at a higher risk for complications, especially in their eyes. Untreated sleep apnea increases the risks for several kinds of diabetic eye disease, including macular edema and diabetic retinopathy. In October 2021, a presentation at the American Society of Retina Specialists Annual […]

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Posted November 23rd, 2021

Children with extreme OSA need extra care after surgery

A recent study published in the journal Sleep Medicine examined how tonsillectomy and adenectomy surgeries affect children with extreme sleep apnea. This surgery is often the first line of treatment for children with obstructive sleep apnea. However, because it’s performed under general anesthesia, it can be especially dangerous for children who already have breathing problems. […]

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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

How does epiglottic collapse affect OSA severity?

A new study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine examined how different structural issues affect the severity and treatability of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults. The study compared adults with and without epiglottic collapse and looked at obesity, the severity of apnea, and response to treatment.    What makes OSA caused by epiglottic collapse […]

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