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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 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 January 5th, 2021

New Study Shows Link between OSA Treatments and Healthy Hearts

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has shown how obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment can prevent or reverse cardiovascular disease in prediabetic patients. OSA and prediabetes or diabetes are common comorbidities among Americans.   60% of Americans with OSA have either prediabetes or diabetes.  Yet 80% of OSA cases […]

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Posted June 22nd, 2020

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening is Especially Important for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

While all patients should receive regular screenings for obstructive sleep apnea, these screenings are especially important for your patients with Sickle Cell Disease.   Researchers have found that when children with sickle cell disease also have untreated obstructive sleep apnea, they experience 47% more disease complications than children with sickle cell disease who do not have […]

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Posted June 22nd, 2020

Israeli researchers develop new OSA screening tool

Researchers in Israel have developed a new screening tool that combines pulse oximetry with an AI app to provide medical professionals with a low-cost method for identifying patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The researchers used pulse oximetry, neck circumference, and demographic data from patients to train an AI to identify OSA. The resulting Oxydosa […]

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Posted June 15th, 2020

Pandemic Parenting: How Much are Your Kids Sleeping?

If you’re like most families in North America, the last few months have been chaotic.  Kids have gone from rigid bedtimes and wakeups to a more freeform schedule.  Without out-of-the-house activities, days seemed to bleed into one another. And, you may have noticed a shift in your children’s sleep schedules. Many parents have found the […]

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Airway Is Life:

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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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