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Posted July 28th, 2021

Does tonsillectomy and adenectomy surgery really help?

If you practice pediatric sleep dentistry, you’ve probably wondered: does T&A surgery help children have better outcomes, or do we refer too many children to surgery? And how much does the timing matter for outcomes? A new Australian study looked at whether the surgery was helpful and whether sooner was always better. The study, published […]

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Posted March 26th, 2021

Need to get more exercise? Treat the sleep issue first

When you have obstructive sleep apnea, you get used to everyone telling you to exercise.  Reducing body fat can improve OSA. OSA causes cardiovascular problems, so you need to exercise. Are you prediabetic because OSA is messing with your hormones and causing insulin resistance? Well, the answer is to exercise more. The problem is that […]

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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 26th, 2021

FDA approves new CPAP-alternatives for people with OSA

As more Americans get screened, diagnosed, and treated for OSA, more alternatives to CPAP therapy are coming on the market. This is a huge benefit since many people find the CPAP difficult to use. A less effective treatment with better compliance can give more relief than a CPAP that sits unused on the bedside table. […]

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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 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 special?  […]

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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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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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