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Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

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When does it stop being snoring and start being sleep apnea? We all know someone who snores; maybe it's your dad or grandpa, and everyone in your family teases them for being so loud even when they're sleeping. Maybe you're the snorer in the family, and no one can stand to sleep in the same room as you on family vacations. Regardless of who does th...
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Do You Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know?

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According to Columbia University's Department of Neurology, as many as 90 percent of people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) don't know they have it. Ninety percent is a staggering statistic, and when it comes to something that is often life-threatening like OSA, it is even more troubling. Aside from being potentially life-threatening,...
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Good Parents Pay Attention to Sleep Patterns

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The primary concern for a majority of parents is to give their children a better life. The age-old question, of course, is, "how do you do this?" Three of the most foundational facets to fostering this "good life" are to create an environment where their children can enjoy good health, achieve ideal cognitive development, and grow. What links these...
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Tracking Your Sleep at Home

We've become obsessed with sleep, always chasing the ever-elusive prospect of getting the recommended eight hours we can never seem to get. New pillows, new mattresses, new routine, new blankets, new this, new that, sometimes nothing helps. To conquer this dilemma, new, previously unimaginable methods for tracking sleep are within the grasp of peop...
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Could Your Child’s Jaw Be Affecting Their Grades?

Without question, this school year has been like none before it. Learning for students across the country has migrated into the same rooms they have their dinner, go to sleep, and play. With many daily routines changing so drastically this past year, sleep patterns and getting ready for bed routines have changed a lot as well. While change is ...
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Mouth Feeling Crowded?

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If it seems like there isn't enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth, especially with your wisdom teeth included, you're not alone. It's believed that the modern human diet is to blame. Because our diets have begun to revolve around soft, processed foods, our jaws no longer need to be as fully developed to process food. The restricted space...
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What is A Good Night’s Sleep Anyway?

It's fairly common to tell our children to "get a good night's sleep" or "sleep tight," but what exactly constitutes good sleep? Is your child getting the quality night's sleep they need? How do you know if they're sleeping well? Without the proper medical instruments to record what is going on while they sleep, it can be hard to tell. Sleep is whe...
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Protect Your Memories

Memories are what connect us to our past and who we are. Photographs, videos and sounds stored in our minds create a catalog of all the things we've experienced and how they've shaped who we have become. Recalling memories can bring us joy, make us cry or make us laugh. Regardless of the emotions they bring up, memories have a special effect on us....
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Celebrities With Sleep Apnea

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition that causes the amount of oxygen coming into the body to be inhibited. When your body senses that you are not taking in oxygen, it stirs you out of deep sleep so you can breathe. These cessations of breath can last for a minute or longer. This causes a lack of the deep REM sleep that our mind needs to...
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Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) for Sleep Breathing Issues

Are you or is your partner snoring at night? Do you or does your partner wake up frequently in the night, oftentimes out of breath? Feeling tired or exhausted after spending a full eight hours in bed? These are just a few symptoms of sleep breathing issues. What many don't realize is that these issues are more than just getting bad sleep. How your ...
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The Three Types of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more than just loud snoring and poor sleep. Sleep apnea causes the amount of oxygen coming into the body to be greatly reduced. This can lead to life-threatening health conditions including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and more. This lack of oxygen makes for continued poor sleep that affects the affli...
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Hate Wearing Your CPAP? Your Dentist May Be Able To Help

If you have sleep apnea, you've likely worn a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to bed before. If you have sleep apnea, you should also be consistently wearing your CPAP machine when you sleep every night. An astonishing amount of sleep apnea patients choose not to wear their CPAP. This means they are choosing to go untreated until...
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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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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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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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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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DR. BUCK'S PHILOSOPHY

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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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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