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Posted on July 30, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

A Drug Cocktail May Improve Sleep Apnea Symptoms, But Not in the USA

A team of Australian researchers has discovered that a two-drug cocktail can improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea symptoms. The researchers used two already-approved drugs toget...

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Posted on March 16, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

A New App to Help Your Patients Get OSA Help

Even if you're dedicated to screening your patients for symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), some will fall through the cracks. Too many patients rush through questio...

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Posted on July 30, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Back-to-School Pediatric Sleep News Round-Up

We’re fast approaching back-to-school time. Over the summer kids tend to get more rest even though days are longer. Mornings move more slowly, there is space for a nap, and...

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Posted on March 15, 2022

Meghna Dassani DMD

Can a Weighted Blanket Help Me Sleep?

If you have trouble sleeping, you’ve probably had a friend or family member recommend a weighted
blanket. However, a good weighted blanket can be a big investment. What ...

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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 November 23, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Children with Extreme OSA Need Extra Care After Surgery

A recent study published in the journal Sleep Medicine examined how to...

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Posted on July 05, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Could Oral Exercises Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults?

When your patients receive sleep apnea diagnoses, their primary care physicians will often urge them to exercise more.  After all, since obesity correlates with sleep ...

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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 January 10, 2022

Meghna Dassani DMD

Does OSA Make You More Vulnerable to Covid?

As the COVID pandemic continues, we’re finally getting studies about how obstructive sleep apnea (O)SA affects Covid-19.  The short answer is “Very badly.”  ...

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Posted on July 29, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Does Sleep Apnea Change How You Dream?

When you sleep, what do you dream about?   Could the content and quality of your dreams be a symptom of sleep apnea?  In recent years researchers have been explor...

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Posted on July 28, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Does Tonsillectomy and Adenectomy Surgery Really Help?

If you practice pediatric sleep dentistry, you’ve probably wondered: Does T&A surgery really help children have better outcomes, or do we refer too many children to sur...

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Posted on November 23, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Don’t Blind Yourself to This Complication of OSA!

Several recent studies have shown that, when it comes to OSA, diabetics are at high risk for complications – especially in their eyes. Untreated sleep apnea increases the r...

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Posted on July 30, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Dry Eyes Cause CPAP Users Much Sorrow

A new study from Italian researchers suggests that Dry Eye Disease (DED) may be an overlooked complication of PAP machine use. According to the American Optometric Associat...

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Posted on December 23, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Exciting Oral Appliance News from Australia!

Australian researchers have published an exciting new paper about oral appliance therapy (OAT) for obstructive sleep...

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Posted on March 08, 2022

Meghna Dassani DMD

Get to Sleep Faster with These Tips and Tricks

Did you know that there are ways to get yourself and your kids to sleep faster? It can be hard to settle
down for sleep after a busy or stressful day. These tips and tri...

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Posted on January 14, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Good Sleep Hygiene Could Protect Your Child’s Long-term Mental Health

There’s a reason that sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture.  If you deprive an adults of sufficient sleep, their mental and emotion states will quickly dete...

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Posted on January 10, 2022

Meghna Dassani DMD

Good Sleep is Essential for Teen Mental Health

Good sleep is essential for mental health, and it can be especially important to teens.  As they grow and cope with stress, the emotional regulation provided by REM sl...

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Posted on November 23, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Have an ADHD Child or Patient? Make Sure They Get a Sleep Eval

How do you feel when you don’t get a good night's sleep?  Maybe the kids were sick, or a neighbor had a loud party, and now you’re running on four to six hours instead...

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Posted on March 01, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Posted on January 10, 2022

Meghna Dassani DMD

Is Polysomnography Always Best?

A new study from researchers in Australia suggests that, contrary to current medical practice, a sleep lab may not always be the best way to accurately diagnose obstructive...

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Posted on July 19, 2020

Meghna Dassani DMD

Is There Such a Thing As Too Much Sleep? An expert from the Cleveland Clinic says yes!

Most people are aware that there's a problem when teens get little sleep.  They do worse at school, their mood suffers, and they can't enjoy life.  Until recently...

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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

Not Sleeping Well? You Could Be Setting Yourself Up for Cognitive Impairment in Old Age

Sleep is so important to our brains.  A good night’s sleep helps us build new memories, frees us up to learn new things and process new information, and gives us the f...

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Posted on December 23, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Study Shows Impact of Sleep on Kids’ Academic Achievement and Mental Health

In a preliminary study from the University of Cincinnati, teenaged boys with ADHD showed lastin...

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Posted on March 01, 2022

Meghna Dassani DMD

Top 10 Foods That Help You Sleep

We all want to get healthier, more efficient sleep. We try to practice good sleep hygiene, we create pleasant bedrooms, and we try to exercise. Did you know that what you e...

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Posted on November 23, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Truckers Hit by CPAP Recall and Shortage Turn to Oral Appliances

There’s been a wave of interest in oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea after the big recall of CPAP<...

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Posted on January 10, 2022

Meghna Dassani DMD

Underweight Ped Patients? They May Need Sleep Studies!

In the dental and medical fields, we’re often most concerned about our obese patients.  Obesity can be related to a host of dangerous medical conditions, including sle...

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Posted on December 23, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

Want Better Blood Sugar Control? Start with Your Sleep.

Yet another study, this one from the UK, has found a strong link betwee...

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Meghna Dassani DMD

Where OSA and T2D Go, Money Worries Follow

A recent study looked at the link between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Type II Diabetes, and financial status in a group of 209 patients.  TheContinue Reading

Posted on March 22, 2022

Meghna Dassani DMD

Why Do People Snore?

Our culture treats snoring as normal. In books, movies, and TV shows, snoring is how we show someone
is sleeping. Kids fake snoring when they’re trying to pretend to be ...

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