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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 10, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

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...

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Posted on November 11, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Do Children Tolerate CPAP and BiPAP therapies for OSA?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can cause big problems for kids.  When kids aren't breathing well during sleep, they lose energy. They fall behind academically. Their be...

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How Has Covid-19 affected American Sleep, and 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 s...

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Posted on March 09, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Is Untreated OSA Increasing Your Vulnerability to Viruses?

The 2020 Flu and RSV seasons have been terrible, and now Americans face the added threat of the Novel Coronavirus (CoVid-19).  Could your untreated sleep apnea be putt...

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Posted on June 22, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

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 identifyin...

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Posted on March 02, 2020

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Posted on January 05, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

New Study Shows Link between OSA Treatments and Healthy Hearts

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has shown h...

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Posted on November 11, 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 January 06, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Researchers Find Link Between Sleep Apnea and Cancer for Adult Women

A recent study by researchers in Europe found that women with obstructive sleep apnea(OSA ) have an in...

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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 February 25, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Sinus of the Times: How Seasonal Allergies Can Contribute to Sleep Disordered Breathing

Allergies are tough.  Environmental allergies affect 30% of US adults and 40% of US children. When people are exposed to allergens in the air, they break out in rashes...

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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 January 10, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

The Department of Transportation Recognizes the Danger of OSA… Do You?

A recent issue of the transportation industry publication, Continue Reading

Posted on January 05, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

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 ora...

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