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CPAP and COVID-19

If you're like most people, you may be taking a long look at your health in the wake of COVID-19. This may be especially true if you're one of the millions of Americans living with sleep apnea. In this challenging time, it's natural to worry about your health and how sleep apnea can factor in COVID-19. But the worry over the virus and the things as...
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Sleep Pioneer Dies at 91

William Dement, the Stanford psychiatry professor known as "the father of sleep medicine," died at age 91 on June 17, 2020. Dement began working as a medical researcher in the 1950s when the subject of sleep wasn't considered all that important by the medical community. But Dement advanced the study of sleep in partnership while working with collea...
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A Sign of Something Else?

Can the tongue show signs of severe health issues? According to a new study presented in June on HFA Discoveries, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology, the answer is yes. The study results showed that the tongues of individuals living with chronic heart failure had a completely different appearance from the tongues of people ...
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Missing Memories

Are you struggling to remember specific details about your life? Your problem may be sleep-related. More than 936 million people are affected by the sleep breathing disorder obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) worldwide. In addition to suffering from an increased risk of high blood pressure, obesity and chronic health issues such as diabetes and heart pr...
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A Greater Risk Due to Gender

Can gender combined with the presence of sleep apnea increase your risk of developing cancer? According to new research, yes. Findings published in the European Respiratory Journal revealed that women who are living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have a higher risk of developing cancer than men. The study found that individuals with airway obst...
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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 ...
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What Can a Picture Say?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if a picture could diagnose you with sleep apnea? According to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, it may be possible. The study, conducted by researchers at the Center for Sleep Science at the University of Western Australia (UWA), found that 3D phot...
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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 Apri...
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Avoiding It Won't Make It Go Away

Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea and don't want to use a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine? Or, do you suspect that you have sleep apnea and don't want to be treated because you're afraid you're going to have to use a CPAP machine? You're not alone; many people feel this way! But, don't be like everyone else — get treate...
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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 ...
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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 sl...
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Choosing the Right Sleep Apnea Specialist

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​As many as 22 million Americans are believed to be suffering from some kind of obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. If you're worried about whether you have this condition, it's very important that you seek treatment right away. This is because leaving this condition untreated can lead to far more challenging health conditions. To be precise, leaving ...
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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 do...
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Living with Sleep Apnea and a CPAP Machine

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​If you've been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, you've probably already experienced some lack of sleep. Your treatment regimen may involve using a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine, and this in itself can make sleeping more difficult. But if you stick with the treatment, it will finally pay off and you'll start h...
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Just How Dangerous Is Sleep Apnea?

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​Although sleep apnea affects men and women of all ages, it is more prevalent among middle-aged men. The condition is also known as sleep-disordered breathing because the throat often closes or narrows while the individual is asleep, ultimately interrupting their breathing. As common as it is, more than 75 percent of the 28 million Americans possib...
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Snoring and the Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

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​Snoring is a common problem that many people face every day. Either they snore and don't even realize it, or their partner is kept awake all night by their incessant snoring. Did you know that there have even been reports of couples getting divorced due to snoring?! It is believed that about 40 percent of women and 60 percent of men will snore whe...
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Epigenetic Orthodontics

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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Airway Improvement

WOW! A 54% decrease in forward head posture; 164% increase in the antero-posterior size of the airway; 176% increase in the lateral size of the airway all from epigenetically centered jaw development orthopedics. This is the future of orthodontics!​
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