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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 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 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 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 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 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 March 01, 2021

Meghna Dassani DMD

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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