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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

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

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

Can my child do telemedicine for sleep problems?

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 […]

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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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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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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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