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Hidden Effects of Sleep Apnea for Overall Health

Sleep apnea is a disease that causes a person's breathing to repeatedly pause during sleep. The interruptions in breathing can prevent a person from sleeping well and can leave the person feeling extra tired throughout the day. This condition affects about 50 to 70 million U.S. adults, but just because this condition is common doesn't mean it isn't...
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A Surprising Benefit of CPAP

A 2019 study has found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may improve depression symptoms in individuals living with cardiovascular conditions.The study analyzed data from the Sleep Apnea Cardiovascular Endpoints trial conducted by Flinders University and found that there was a reduction in c...
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Myths About Sleep May Be Harmful

While getting seven to eight hours of sleep a night is ideal, some people believe that five or fewer hours is enough to "get by." But is it true? Researchers at NYU's School of Medicine set out to see whether this myth, along with several others, was valid or if it negatively affects sleep habits and overall health.The study, published in the April...
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What Works Better?

 Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea but don't want a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine? You may actually be better off without one, according to a 2019 study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.The study results show that oral appliance therapy may be more beneficial for individuals living ...
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Sleep Apnea Linked to 'Alzheimer-Like' Changes in the Brain

Sleep apnea is scary. It may seem like just an annoying sleep habit that often shows up as snoring, but it can be incredibly dangerous and cause other health conditions which can even result in death in the most serious cases. It's not something to be taken likely in children or adults and now researchers in France have found another concerning mar...
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Causes of Snoring in Children and Teenagers

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​While snoring is more prevalent among adults, it is not completely uncommon among the younger generation. Children and teenagers may also sometimes snore. Whether it's something to worry about will depend on the underlying causes.To start with, snoring in children can be harmless and normal when it accompanies a cold, allergies or a virus. While c...
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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Fatigue?

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​If you're finding it hard to get a good night's sleep, you're at risk of fatigue. But what if you're still feeling tired even after what seems like a full night's sleep? Then there's certainly a problem, and more often than not, you may be silently suffering from the consequences of leaving your sleep apnea undiagnosed or untreated.Obstructive sle...
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Childhood Sleep Apnea and the Long-Term Effects

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​Children are at risk of airway sleep disorders much like adults. And just like with adults, it's important to treat these conditions as soon as possible to prevent other complications, especially during children's development years. Leaving the condition untreated can have dire long-term consequences on the child's developing brain and their overa...
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Children Who Snore

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​Have you noticed your child snoring at night? Are you worried about whether this is normal and wondering if you should be doing something about it? You've probably heard just how vital quality sleep is to the healthy development of children, so it makes sense that you're worried.According to Sleepforkids.org, an estimated 3 percent of children don...
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Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea: An Informative Checklist

​Approximately one in four adults in the United States is affected by obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, but most cases go undiagnosed. Lack of awareness among both medical professionals and patients is one of the main contributors to the low number of diagnoses. It's important to understand which factors place you more at risk for developing sleep a...
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Dwarfism: Helping Develop the Mid-Face

​Children who are born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, suffer from a genetic condition that only affects about one in 15,000 to 40,000 people, according to MedLine, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Aside from the most well-known symptoms of this condition, which include shorter stature, upper arms and thig...
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Stop Losing Sleep This May with Better Sleep Month

  Every May marks Better Sleep Month, which focuses on educating the world about how good sleep can affect your health and quality of life. The month of education is sponsored by the Better Sleep Council, which pulls out all the stops to help educate the public during this important month with things like:Tips and inspirational posts on social...
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Train Crashes Linked to Sleep Apnea

With the news of yet another train accident - in this instance an Amtrak crash that killed two and injured 116 on Feb. 5 in South Carolina - many experts agree it’s time to talk about sleep apnea. Sleep apnea has been found to be a cause of a number of similary accidents in the past, but until now little has been done to address the problem. Starting January 23, 2018, the New York and Atlantic Railway began screening engineers and conductors for the sleeping disorder.

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Does Snoring Ruin Marriages?

Marriage is complicated. It’s hard enough to navigate the ins and outs of matrimony during waking hours, but when something you can’t control, like snoring, threatens your sanity, it can put a strain on your marriage.

The National Sleep Institute reports that 90 million Americans snore. There are hundreds of products, natural remedies and old wives’ tales out there for those who suffer from this nighttime nightmare.

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Problems Sleeping Linked to Depression and Anxiety

New research from Binghampton University shows that getting less than the recommended eight hours of sleep a night could be to blame for intrusive, repetitive thoughts that are common in those suffering from anxiety and depression. Researchers report that disruptions in sleep make it more difficult for an individual to shift attention away from negative thoughts and information. This means that interrupted or insufficient sleep could be to blame for those with anxiety and depression who struggle with intrusive negative thoughts.

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Foggy Brain From Lack of Sleep Is Actually Biological

We’ve all experienced that feeling of fogginess after pulling an all-nighter for work or staying out too late with friends on a weeknight. Feeling forgetful or taking longer to process our thoughts because of exhaustion is simply an expected part of not getting enough sleep. A new joint study from researchers at Tel Aviv University, UCLA and the University of Wisconsin has discovered exactly how this lack of sleep affects brain activity.

The teams determined that individual neurons in the brain actually slow down due to sleep deprivation, causing a delayed response behaviorally and cognitively. This neural slowing messes with visual perception and memory associations in the brain.

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Hot Flashes Linked to Sleep Apnea

A new study published in the journal of the North American Menopause Society examines the potential link between hot flashes and obstructive sleep apnea in menopausal women. Researchers discovered that women who reported experiencing severe hot flashes were 1.87 times more at risk for obstructive sleep apnea than those who reported only mild or no hot flashes.

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Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea a Serious Danger

According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology titled "Increased Prevalence of Sleep-disordered Breathing in Adults," 5.9 million American adults have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but 23.5 million remain undiagnosed.

Sleep apnea has made headlines in recent years, bringing awareness to the dangers of the condition. For example, when actress Carrie Fisher died last year, sleep apnea was listed as one of the leading causes of death.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Help Delay Onset of Age-Related Diseases

Sleep apnea affects over 100 million people worldwide, and many researchers believe the disorder is still largely undiagnosed. Two of the most well-known and common risk factors are obesity and advanced age. Researchers in Portugal published an article in the medical journal Trends in Molecular Medicine expressing their concern that as human life expectancy continues to increase, the need for delaying or stopping the onset of age-related diseases becomes more important than ever. The research team believes that sleep apnea is connected to the onset of some of the most concerning age-related diseases.

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5 Myths About Sleep Apnea

Word of mouth can be a powerful thing. However, when it comes to passing along information that isn't true, it can be frustrating and at times downright dangerous. Sleep apnea is a serious condition and if not diagnosed can lead to a host of problems. One of the reasons Dr. Buck is so passionate about caring for patients with sleep apnea is the many myths that surround the disorder. Here are five myths about sleep apnea you should know about:

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Epigenetic Orthodontics can open and protect the airway enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities.

Dr. Buck practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Dentistry has traditionally not considered the airway when planning dental treatments. Fortunately, today there is a rapidly growing movement that now recognizes how dentistry can have an impact on the airway which affects breathing during sleep. If dental treatments, including TMJ, orthopedic and orthodontics are well planned the result can be that the airway is protected or even enhanced. There is a clear link between underdeveloped and retruded jaws together with narrow dental arches that puts a patient at risk for sleep breathing disorders.

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