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Posted on November 11, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Are There Alternatives to a Tonsillectomy for Pediatric OSA?

For many pediatricians, a Tonsillectomy and Adenectomy is the first line of treatment for a child with obstructive sleep apnea. But is it always a necessary treatment? ...

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Posted on January 05, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

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, i...

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Posted on March 01, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Do Migraines and Sleep Problems Go Together for Kids and Teens?

A study recently published in Pediatric Neurology recently explored connections between migraines and sleep disturbances in children and teens.   In an articl...

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Posted on March 02, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Posted on June 15, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

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. ...

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Posted on June 22, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

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...

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Posted on March 23, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Screening for Sleep Apnea Can Save Teen Lives

We all know about the dangers of drunk drivers, but what about the dangers of exhausted drivers? According to the Continue Reading

Posted on May 08, 2019

Meghna Dassani DMD

Sleep apnea and athletes: Is there a link?

Did you know that in addition to training and physical conditioning and conscious eating, sleep plays a major role in athletic performance and competitive results? Obstruct...

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Posted on February 11, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Sleep Apnea and Standardized Testing

It’s nearly spring, and for many American students, that means that we’re approaching the season of standardized testing.  Standardized testing is a big stressor for m...

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Posted on January 05, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

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 fi...

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Posted on March 01, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Why Can’t My Kid Fall Asleep? 3 Reasons Falling Asleep Might Be Hard For Your Child.

Before you can get a good night’s sleep, you have to fall asleep.  And for some kids, falling asleep is a hard thing to do.

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 Lan...

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Posted on February 18, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

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 ...

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