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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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Posted February 11th, 2020

Sleep apnea and standardized testing

It’s nearly spring, and for many American students, that means we’re approaching the season of standardized testing. Standardized testing is a big stressor for many families. State-level tests can sometimes determine whether a child advances to the next grade, or whether the local school will receive adequate funding.  Big tests like the SAT, ACT, or […]

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Posted February 4th, 2020

Why do specialists disagree on tongue tie revisions?

Your baby has a tongue tie. Should you have it revised? The answer to your question may depend on who you ask. Pediatricians, dentists, and speech and language pathologists all have different perspectives on how a tongue tie affects a child’s growth and development and when it becomes a problem. Pediatricians and your baby’s first […]

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Posted January 21st, 2020

Could secondhand smoke make your child’s sleep apnea worse?

Is your child exposed to second-hand smoke at home or in the homes of other caregivers?  If your child is already suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), exposure to second-hand smoke can result in a higher rate of hypopneas, incidences where the brain isn’t getting enough oxygen Researchers writing in the International Journal of Pediatric […]

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Posted January 14th, 2020

Good sleep hygiene could protect your child’s long-term mental health

There’s a reason that sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture. If you deprive an adult of sufficient sleep, their mental and emotional states will quickly deteriorate. But what happens when an otherwise healthy child has reduced sleep over a long period? Researchers in Norway recently studied a group of 799 children and […]

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Posted January 10th, 2020

Bed wetting: Will they just outgrow it?

Nocturia (nighttime urination) is so prevalent in sleep apnea patients that it has become a screening tool as significant as snoring. A research study showed that over 84% of patients with sleep apnea reported frequent nighttime urination while 82% acknowledged snoring. Doctors know that nocturia is a sign of sleep apnea. However, people with nocturia […]

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Posted January 10th, 2020

The Department of Transportation recognizes the danger of OSA… Do you?

A recent issue of the transportation industry publication, Freightwaves, drew attention to the problem of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Long-distance truckers are eleven times more likely to suffer from OSA than the general population. This is especially troubling since falling asleep on the road can have deadly consequences. A trucker suffering from untreated OSA is […]

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Posted January 6th, 2020

Researchers find link between sleep apnea and cancer in 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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Posted May 8th, 2019

Sleep apnea and athletes: Is there a link?

Besides training, physical conditioning, and conscious eating, sleep plays a major role in athletic performance and competitive results. Obstructive sleep apnea affects as many as 22 million Americans. And this includes adults as well as kids. And while risk factors such as smoking or having a family history can increase the odds, the latest research […]

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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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