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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 January 21, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

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), exposu...

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Posted on March 26, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

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 f...

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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 26, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

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 –...

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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 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 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 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 March 01, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Improve Flu Outcomes

The American Journal of Managed Care recently reported on a new study Continue Reading

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 March 26, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

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. Continue Reading

Posted on July 14, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Which Comes First, the Apnea or the Obesity? New research suggests a complicated link.

Obese patients with sleep apnea are often told that their weight gain caused the apnea. This can often send them into a shame spiral, where they reject treatment because th...

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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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Posted on February 04, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Why Do Specialists Disagree on Tongue Tie Revisions?

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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