sleep apnea

How to Talk to Your Partner About The Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

  Is your partner’s loud snoring keeping you awake at night? Do their frequent pauses in breathing and gasping for air when they start again making you afraid for their health? If so, it may be time to talk to your bed-partner about getting treatment for their snoring. Approximately 20 million American adults suffer from sleep …

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Seven Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

  Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders afflicting approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. with an estimated 80% of cases going undiagnosed. Many people may be unaware that a sleep disorder is the underlying cause of their health problems, and others may be aware of their sleep disorder but uninformed …

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Huffington Post Tackles Snoring

Mass media interest in snoring and/or sleep continued this week with the iconic Huffington Post tackling snoring—complete with a slide show of “celebrities who snore” and a top ten list of therapies. “When you are snoring, you’re spending too much energy to breathe,” says M. Safwan Badr, MD, president of the American Academy of Sleep …

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Snore? Diagnosed with sleep apnea? Have a CPAP?

Here are some facts concerning snoring & sleep apnea and how we are the # 1 source for treatment that really works. Obviously our website goes into greater detail but these notes will give you the overall picture of what this is all about. If you snore or you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and prescribed …

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2007 Best Abstract in Dental Sleep Medicine

FUNCTIONAL EFFECTS OF MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT ORAL APPLIANCES ON AWAKE UPPER AIRWAY PATENCY IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA Tsuiki S,l Ryan F,2 Alan L2 Inoue Y1 (1) Japan Somnology Center, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan, (2) University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada Introduction : In the narrowed upper airway of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), …

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Interrupted nighttime breathing of sleep apnea appears to increase the risk of dying

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) — The interrupted nighttime breathing of sleep apnea appears to increase the risk of dying, Australian researchers report. Earlier studies have linked sleep apnea to increased risk for death. However, these studies were done in sleep centers rather than in the general community. This new …

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“Newly developed technologies and scientifically validated protocols now enable orthodontists to effectively treat people with sleep apnea.”

“Newly developed technologies and scientifically validated protocols now enable orthodontists to effectively treat people with sleep apnea.” Dr. David Paquette “The peer-reviewed literature makes it abundantly clear that untreated sleep-disordered breathing is at best, seriously debilitating and costly to the healthcare system, and at worst, life threatening.” Dr. Paul Damon Researcher Nathaniel Marshall, a postdoctoral fellow at …

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Researchers Link Stroke, Sleep Apnea and Death

News Stories Researchers Link Stroke, Sleep Apnea and Death Obstructive sleep apnea decreases blood flow to the brain, elevates blood pressure within the brain and eventually harms the brain’s ability to modulate these changes and prevent damage to itself, according to a new study published by The American Physiological Society. The findings may help explain …

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Oral Appliance Therapy versus Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial

For all you science nerds. You know who you are! Oral Appliance Therapy versus Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial Abstract Background: Previous randomized controlled trials have ad- dressed the efficacy of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Their common control condition, …

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Sleep Apnea Treatment: Does Sleep Apnea Wear Down Your Brain?

Sleep Apnea Treatment: Does Sleep Apnea Wear Down Your Brain? CPAP and Oral Appliances Save Lives! Nasal Obstruction is a Significant Factor in Sleep Apnea. Is There a Major Flaw in Sleep Research? Is ADHD Preventable? GURNEE, IL, January 27, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ – The current study from Yale was published in the December 2008 issue …

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Teeth Grinding Associated with Sleep Apnea

Clenching or grinding teeth is medically known as bruxism. Did you know teeth grinding has been associated with sleep apnea? Causes and Symptoms of Bruxism Teeth grinding usually occurs as a result of stress and anxiety. Sometimes, teeth grinding also happens if you take antidepressants, drink alcohol, or smoke. Bruxism can also occur if you …

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Stroke Can Cause Sleep Apnea in Some Patients

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stroke patients who have damage to their brain stem are more likely to have sleep apnea than those with damage in other parts of their brain, Michigan researchers report. Their study included 355 people in Texas, average age 65, who suffered an ischemic stroke, which is caused by blocked blood flow in …

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Sleep Apnea Might Raise Pneumonia Risk: Study

MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with sleep apnea may be at greater risk for developing pneumonia, according to a new study. And the more severe the sleep apnea, the greater the risk, the research suggests. “This study showed that sleep apnea is an independent risk factor for incident pneumonia,” wrote Dr. Vincent Yi-Fong Su and …

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Sleep Study – Behavioral and Physiological Consequences of Sleep Restriction

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.” “There is ample scientific evidence to support the conclusion that sleep is an essential physiological need state that must …

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