Month: February 2014

How much do you trust your pilot when you board a plane?

Pilots May Get Grounded Over Sleep Apnea Ever think about the pilot and co-pilot who fly the plane you’re in? Are they alert? Well rested? Or are they sleep deprived, distracted and unfocused? While airline disasters are rare, pilot error does contribute to plane crashes. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is taking notice. “Overweight pilots and …

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Oral Appliance Therapy / CPAP Comparison Diagram

This diagram comparing CPAP and Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) was published in Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine (2009) in an article titled “Oral appliance treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: an update” by Andrew S.L. Chana and Peter A. Cistulli. (It can be found on page 594). Despite the better PSG results, CPAP ranks lower on …

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Are we are over-diagnosing our kids with ADHD?

What if it’s actually sleep deprivation caused by a sleep disorder like sleep apnea? The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine has research that supports this possibility. From a CNN post: “We as orthodontists and dentists who see children regularly have an opportunity to recognize the possibility that a child is at risk for sleep apnea …

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DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW? “Recent experiments reveal that following days of chronic restriction of sleep duration below 7 hours per night, significant daytime cognitive dysfunction accumulates to levels comparable to that found after severe acute total sleep deprivation.” – Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2007; 3(5):519-528.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1978335/) Did you also know that a CHEST journal study showed that …

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