Australian researchers have published an exciting new paper about oral appliance therapy (OAT) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Oral appliances for sleep apnea are a less invasive, more comfortable way of reducing a person’s apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). They work by moving the lower jaw forward to keep the airway from collapsing and the tongue from […]Continue Reading »
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 […]Continue Reading »
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. […]Continue Reading »
Before you can get a good night’s sleep, you have to fall asleep. And for some kids, falling asleep is hard to do. When we fall asleep, we enter Stage 1 Non-REM sleep. This is the doorway between sleep and waking. Our heartbeat and breathing slow down, our eye movements slow down, our muscles relax, […]Continue Reading »
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 […]Continue Reading »
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 […]Continue Reading »
Does your teenager wake up tired? Do they complain about having 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 in […]Continue Reading »
Many people try CPAP therapy when they’re first diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If they have trouble using the CPAP, 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 whether CPAP […]Continue Reading »
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 […]Continue Reading »
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’ […]Continue Reading »
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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.